Does programming require empathy?
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“The craft of programming begins with empathy, not formatting or languages or tools or algorithms or data | structures.” - Kent Beck
We found this quote on Twitter and have no context to it. In our show (nearer the end) we try to determine what it might mean, and whether we agree with it.
Is Beck referring to empathy for users, other developers, or something else? What do you think? Do you agree with it?
My opinion in the end is that I agree there must be an understanding of users expectations, but that "empathy" is the wrong word.