24 February 2009
Charles Petzold wrote the book CODE The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software which I read and think is very informative.
I find his post about Visual Studio interesting: Does Visual Studio Rot the Mind?
From the post:
Visual Studio can be one of the programmer's best friends, but over the years it has become increasingly pushy, domineering, and suffering from unsettling control issues. Should we just surrender to Visual Studio's insistence on writing our code for us? Or is Visual Studio sapping our programming intelligence rather than augmenting it? This talk dissects the code generated by Visual Studio; analyzes the appalling programming practices it perpetuates; rhapsodizes about the joys, frustrations, and satisfactions of unassisted coding; and speculates about the radical changes that Avalon will bring.