In antiquity, after Alexander the Great died, his empire was split between his generals.
Small functions, Single Responsibility Principle, Low complexity are the most important subjects in clean code and thus in programming.
This is a painting depicting Plato’s allegory of the cave.
This is Prometheus.
He stole fire from the gods and brought it to humans.
Discovery of Clean Code (ca. 4000 BC, colorized).
This is what it feels like sometimes when you teach a junior programmer something.