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Seemingly legit question on proggit just now: "Out of curiosity, is static typing really that large an advantage? Yeah, I get that run-time errors could be worse than compile-time, but isn't that something that oughtn't to get past testing?"The answer is yes, static typing is a huge advantage.When you start...

Two scenarios of fear to discuss today.#1. The Legacy App.It was designed 10 years ago. It grew organically. No one wants to touch it out of fear. The code languishes as everyone searches for a way to work around the beast. Things don't get fixed. Silver bullet syndrome takes over....

Everyone I know hates Javascript. Including people who do it professionally.I hate Javascript. I long for the day where it's been completely destroyed in favor of something else, I don't even care what. Typescript and Dart both look really promising, though I question whether either will ultimately make a dent in the...

The "learn to code" meme has gotten so strong that even our President was weighing in on it late last year:I love his message, I do. I think kids should be learning to program games. I love what code.org is doing and the idea of the "hour of code". We...

A friend posted on Facebook this video of a baby using an iphone with the tag "If there was ever any doubt that the iPhone interface is so intuitive that a baby could use it, here's proof."I replied "The problem is the UI doesn't mature beyond that age group", to...