How did I name this thing? Well, never fault a dot-com name that is simply available, but beyond that, I want this to be about bootstrapping on an egloless path.
Bootstrapping is an old word. It refers to pulling oneself up by one's own boot-straps. The phrase made the jump to computing sometime in the 1950s and has stuck. It generally means starting small and working your way up. I hope to provide one path for "pulling oneself up" into computer programming, using the resources of the web.
"Egoless" might seem a strange word to add, but I think it's important. It refers to Egoless Programming. The idea is that, as much as possible, we should keep our egos out of it and just pursue the best answer. When two programmers trade ideas, it should be about what's best for the user at the end of the day, and not just "mine's better." Having that attitude makes us better students, and teachers as the years go by.
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