Strategy in Your Coding Career

Let's learn how real-life strategy is relevant to your coding career.

Strategy in games

Most people are more familiar with strategy games than they are with strategy. They bear the superficial similarity of needing to plan ahead, but the differences are critical.

I’ll use the language of James P. Carse’s Finite and Infinite GamesA finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game is played for the purpose of continuing the play:

“Strategy in games offers you infinite runs of a Finite Game, where you have almost perfect information and the rules don’t change.”

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