Is Programming Hard? How Long Is A Piece Of String?

I read an essay yesterday lamenting how many people are giving false hope to others by describing programming as easy. Programming is not easy! The author is quite concerned that far too many people are entering the programming world expecting things to be easy, and it’s not easy at all. Wouldn’t it be much better to be realistic with folks? Programming is hard, learning it well is hard, and if you want to be a programmer expect hard work.

This essay bothered me…

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