Monthly Archives: August 2015

PL personality theory

An analysis of programmer personality traits inferred from their answer to the question “which is your favourite programming language?” Algol About to re-enact that scene in Jumanji where Robin Williams has a huge beard. Basic Remembers a time when you … Continue reading

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The paradox of scripting

But how can scripting be dead? There’s bash, and powershell, and ruby, and…even Perl is still popular among sysadmins. There’s never been a better time to be a programmer or other IT professional trying to automate a task. True, but … Continue reading

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The death of scripting

Back in the day, when programmers knew that they couldn’t possibly think of everything somebody might want to do with a computer, there were scripts. If somebody could find enough of the pieces of the thing that they wanted to … Continue reading

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