Languages

12Dec08

Hi 

I was reading hanselman’s blog today about languages, not programing languages, but spoken languages like english, spanish, french, chinese, etc.

The post kinda discusses , “if you dont speak englsih , you are not a programmer“, 

I think the post is worth the read and I have two comments about it.

As native spanish speaker I have to say the fact that I was interested in French from a early age and english later on helped massively when I started programming because I could make sense of things faster. Later on, at college , even thou we had english as a requirement in college, most people couldn’t actually read papers properly and they would prefer even badly translated copies

Another thing I have to add is that, a friend of mine, Cristian Espeche, is a great developer, however he still finds it really hard to get documentation and I know he knows  he would be a much better programmer if he could read english, I m mentioning this in my blog to maybe encourage him to learn 🙂 .

I dont know what the solution is yet but I can see this is a problem

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