What is 3110 about?
You might think this course is about OCaml. It’s not.
You might think this course is about data structures. It’s not.
You might think this course is about “weeding out” from the CS major. It’s not.
Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!” “Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”
Folklore says that there is a 10x difference between professional programmers’ productivity. One data-driven study suggests the factor is more like 2x to 4x. Wouldn’t you like to be twice as productive, or more?
This course is about making you a better programmer.
Programming isn’t hard. Programming well is very hard.
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