Saturday, November 26, 2016

Programming vs. Computer Science

Programming is not the same thing as computer science. But of course they are related. For example, knowing how to use the following arrays is programming. Knowing which one is more efficient and why is computer science. Especially if you know that the answer starts with “it depends.”

int[,] myNumbers = new int[50, 3];
int[,] yourNumbers = new int[3, 50];

Just a thought for the day.

1 comment:

Garth said...

This is why I claim to be neither a Programmer or a Computer Scientist. Just a math teacher that has lost his way and is willing to stay lost. In teaching high school math there is rarely something new subject-wise to teach. In programming and CS there is always something new and cool to teach.