Well, a post that is no longer available really got things going in blog-o-sphere. Shoot! Even Joel Spolsky got involved. I saw another post, but I’m sorry to say, I can’t find it right now.
The original article put forth the idea that we are teaching the right stuff in our undergraduate Computer science degree programs.
Joel’s article suggested that what we really need is a bachelor of fine arts program for programmers. That programming, and computer science are really two entirely different disciplines.
I think Joel’s onto something and his solution is probably the closest to what our current educational system can handle. But, I have another solution to the problem that goes further. Continue reading “Do Programmers even NEED a degree?”