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Smashing Magazine:
The Poetics Of Coding
May 06, 2010 @ 12:16:07

On the Smashing Magazine site today there's a new post with an interesting perspective on how writing code (regardless of the language) is similar to writing poetry - a more human spin on something generally thought of as logical and restrictive.

That's an interesting metaphor. Recently, I've written about the different languages used by designers and developers, and also about the relationship between these coding languages and proper human language (specifically, English). As someone who graduated from university with a degree in English Literature and came to Web design in a roundabout way, this kind of thinking has always interested me.

He starts at a high level looking at a superficial similarity in how they're structured on the page and how they can use just the things they need to get their point across. He also talks about the bad code/bad poetry similarities and how purpose, meaning and structure all come into play.

Be sure to check out the great comments for more thoughts on the subject.

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