"Hackers And Painters is a collection of essays by Y Combinator founder Paul Graham about what makes a good computer programmer and how you can code the future if you are one, making a fortune in the process.
- Lesson 1: Nerds are neither interested in fashion, nor morals, because both are seasonal.
- Lesson 2: Hackers are much more similar to painters, rather than mathematicians.
Most people imagine hackers as very calculated people, meticulous planners, who are very analytical. At least for good hackers, the opposite is true.
Hackers are artists, just like painters.
- Lesson 3: The ultimate test of your coding skills is user feedback, so try to get it fast!
Since the value of your work as a programmer is determined by what people think of your projects, the fastest way to get better is to get your work in front of others."
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