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Is abstraction the key to computing?

Is abstraction the key to computing?,10.1145/1232743.1232745,Communications of The ACM,Jeff Kramer

Is abstraction the key to computing?   (Citations: 63)
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Why is it that some software engineers and computer scientists are able to produce clear, elegant designs and programs, while others cannot? Is it purely a matter of intelligence? Is it possible to improve the skills and abilities of those less able through further education and training? We explore these questions, and argue that a sound understanding of abstraction is crucial for computing professionals.
Journal: Communications of The ACM - CACM , vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 36-42, 2007
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