, JoshRoss wrote

@brian.shapiro: I think that I understand where you are going. If you were to split the world into two parts, finding the problem and offering a solution, what would you call the later, in terms of a process?

-Josh

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Hoc and Nguyen-Xuan define computer programming as "the process of transforming a mental plan in familiar terms into one compatible with the computer."

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What would you say the difference is between coding and programming? In my view the two are pretty similar concepts.

Design is about working out the interface -- whether thats the user interface, some cross-application interface, the interface of the different parts of one program, or different processes of one function. Programming is going about and implementing that design. I consider it to be more about knowing a skillset than about creativity, its the most tedious and boring part of making a piece of software.