by learning how you understand code
Why do some programmers seem to have this magical ability to extract meaning from code in the blink of an eye?
To try and answer this question I’ve gone digging to see what science knows about how we understand code.
As it turns out we know a lot about the psychology of code comprehension and we can use this knowledge to become better programmers. It allows you to develop all aspects of the understanding process so you don’t end up with bottlenecks in your programming skills.
In this post I take a look at what we know about program understanding and discuss three ways we can use this knowledge to become better programmers.