Discussion on: Programmers that can't type shall be shunned and treated with disdain.

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Liz Rodriguez

It's not a deal breaker, but knowing how to touch type, read, spell correctly, and express thoughts will help tremendously when programming. We're essentially writing out instructions, whether it be with code to give to a computer, or with documentation for other humans to read (regardless of language). The more clarity the better. Hunting and pecking at a keyboard will just frustrate the programmer. It's kind of like trying to write a novel, but not ever learning more than fourth grade vocabulary. It can be done, but would be easier if the writer had more words to express themselves to create a better novel!