Nov 28, 2020 • 46M

13: Uncle Bob - The Long Reach of Code

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Robert Martin (aka Uncle Bob) is a programming pioneer and bestselling author or Clean Code. We discuss the prospect of automating programming, spotting and developing coding talent, occupational licensing, quotas, and the elusive sense of style.  

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0:00 Automating programming 

8:40 Educating programmers (expertise, talent, university) 

21:45 Spotting talent 

26:10 Teaching kids 

29:31 Prose and music sense in coding 

32:22 Occupational licensing for programmers 

35:49 Why is tech political 

39:28 Quotas 

42:29 Advice to 20 yr old