What do programming and painting have in common?

Programming is and should be more like painting

Programming often feels like sketching and should be supported as so

“You should figure out programs as you’re writing them, just as writers and painters and architects do.”

An ideal programming language breaks down the boundary between prototyping and production

“So the test of a language is not simply how clean the finished program looks in it, but how clean the path to the finished program was.”

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Tao Dong

Tao Dong

UX Lead at Google, transforming how developers build GUI with Flutter. Personal website: https://www.taodong.net/.