Back in 1983, a funny letter about computer programming was published in Datamation. Titled “Real Programmers Don’t Use Pascal”, the letter―a tongue-in-cheek riff on the bestselling book Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche―extolled the characteristics of “real” programmers. A great deal has changed since then. This presentation reassesses a few of the original letter’s assertions about programming, from a DevOps perspective.
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