With Andrew Owen: the Culture of Programming -- If You're Raised by Missionaries
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I barely know how to summarise this one. It's one of my favourites. Andrew is from dot-NET rather than Ruby. He was raised by missionaries, and is thus extremely literate about cultures and how to introduce yourself into a new one. He sees a lot of what I see from a very enlightened outsider's perspective. Which is like catnip to me, just so we're clear.
We talk about how often learning programming *skill* is a side effect of learning programming *culture*. Also about affordances - what particular languages, cultures and tools encourage, not just what they enable. Powerful stuff.
For show notes and links, see: http://justtheusefulbits.com/jtub/andrew-owen-the-culture-of-programming-if-youre-raised-by-missionaries/