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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 10 Feb 1998 09:25:33 -0500
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> >> 4) oral and written communication skills
>
> Personally, I believe that communication skills should be much, much higher
> in importance.  Programming is so much more a matter of communicating
> between human beings than it was in the past, when it was a matter of
> communicating between humans and machines.  IMHO a person who can write a
> decent paragraph in their native language can produce more readable source
> text than someone who cannot.  (Note I didn't say "English".   The specific
> native language is not relevant, except perhaps that the tokens of the major
> programming languages are biased towards English.)  This opinion is related
> to why I abhor the use of certain naming schemes, such as appending "_t" to
> type names.  Individuals with a more extensive vocabulary can do better.
>

I think It's important to mention that team work (i.e. the ability to work
on / with a team of developers) is a quintessential part of programming
today.  Ada has alot of qualities that help a team work and communicate
well together like good encapsulation and package specs etc.


Disclaimer: These opinions are mine, not my employers.
_________________________________________________________________
Scott G. Edgerton                       Tel (508)490-1038
Command and Control Systems Dept
Raytheon, Hagar pond
Marlborough, MA

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