The answers were wide-ranging, hilarious, and revealing and even engineers from Apple, Google and other big tech companies shared them and tried to write their own.
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Theres nothing a programmer likes more than a problem to solve.
The challenge: Describe programming in five words.
A vertical stack of three evenly spaced horizontal lines.
Its a challenge because programming is a craft that people spend their entire lives honing. But summarizing it in only a few words is exactly the kind of problem that engineers love to tackle.
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Engineers from Apple and Google are loving this viral Twitter challenge about describing their job in 5 words
Programmers couldnt help themselves. They had to take a crack.
Perhaps thats why when Abstractions,a Pittsburgh-based conference about software development, issued a challenge on Twitter to find the best solution to a simple problem, it went viral.