Programming theory: A waste of time, or key to your dream coding job?

Many big tech companies still expect developers to have an understanding of programming fundamentals, despite the fact coding jobs are becoming increasingly platform-based. So how important is theory, really?

Big tech companies can base hiring decisions around a candidate’s understanding of programming fundamentals, much to the chagrin of developers.

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The question of how important programming theory is to real-world software development is a divisive issue within the developer community, and you don’t have to go far to find people arguing on both sides.

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