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What We Think About When We Think About Code


What We Think About When We Think About Code is a podcast about how humans manage the complexity of software engineering. We interview software engineers to figure out what forms code takes in their mind, and what mental tricks they use, consciously or unconsciously, to navigate and manage code.

Jun 9, 2017

In this episode, I interview Brett about how he thinks about code. Brett has a hard time expressing what's going on in his mind, the representations are very abstract. Brett reaffirms the theme from Rafael that anthropomorphization is useful when you don't understand the code.