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    I practice “walking driven development” — every day I take a 2-3 mile walk in the afternoon. Takes 45mins to an hour. I get a lot of problem solving done on those walks.

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      One of my favorite talks on software development and problem solving in general. Closely related to Peter Naur’s Programming as Theory Building”. And reminiscent of Leslie Lamport’s famous observation:

      I believe the best way to get better programs is to teach programmers how to think better. Thinking is not the ability to manipulate language; it’s the ability to manipulate concepts.”

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        Lastly, but importantly, code is required. You need to take your great ideas and make sure that they solve the problems you think they solve.

        I think this is a super important point that seems a little glossed over in the article. In my experience, much of the time, you don’t see certain unknowns when you’re planning a solution for a problem. In some cases, it may even be worth it to write some exploratory code first to explore the problem space before codifying possible solutions.