I know plenty of bad English writers that are quite good coders and plenty of good English writers that can't write a sniff of code in my experience (I've been a coder off an on for more than a decade). I do believe that the structure invovled in writing good prose could be beneficial to coders in structuring both thought and logic, but I don't believe bad English skills = bad software. Bad software in my experience is based on inadequate business understanding for the problem(s) that need to be solved. I can throw as much talent as I want a business problem, but if it's ill-defined and prone to changes along the development timeline, it will be crappy.
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