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Prototype to Learn

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Prototyping is a learning experience. Its value lies not in the code you produce, but in the lessons you learn. ~ Tip #21 from the book "The Pragmatic Programmer"

Not lines of code, nor pixels bright,
But paths explored, a guiding light.
The prototype, a sketch in haste,
Unveils the flaws, makes choices taste.

Like sculptor chipping roughened stone,
Each iteration finds its tone.
A twist, a turn, a shift of view,
Reveals the bug, the better way, it's true.

Don't chase perfection, polished gleam,
Embrace the mess, the changing stream.
For in the sandbox, quick and free,
The hidden truths come clear to see.

So prototype, with eager hand,
Let curiosity take command.
Fail fast, fail often, that's the key,
Unravel secrets, set your code free.

For lines of code are just the shell,
It's what they teach that makes it swell.
A journey inward, line by line,
Discovering where brilliance truly shines.

So prototype, dear engineer,
And watch your knowledge disappear,
Replaced by wisdom, sharp and keen,
The lessons learned, a code unseen.

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