Archive for the 'Links' Category

Links 2019-01-23

On Java …

Links 2019-01-08

On cloud computing and vendors …

Links 2018-12-13

On computer and programming history …

  • What is Code?
    Software has been around since the 1940s. Which means that people have been faking their way through meetings about software, and the code that builds it, for generations.
  • Learning BASIC Like It’s 1983
    In 1983, though, home computers were unsophisticated enough that a diligent person could learn how a particular computer worked through and through. That person is today probably less mystified than I am by all the abstractions that modern operating systems pile on top of the hardware.
  • How Lisp Became God’s Own Programming Language
    Lisp transcends the utilitarian criteria used to judge other languages, because the median programmer has never used Lisp to build anything practical and probably never will, yet the reverence for Lisp runs so deep that Lisp is often ascribed mystical properties.
  • Should you learn C to “learn how the computer works”?
    I’ve often seen people suggest that you should learn C in order to learn how computers work. Is this a good idea? Is this accurate?
  • C Portability Lessons from Weird Machines
    In this article we’ll go on a journey from 4-bit microcontrollers to room-sized mainframes and learn how porting C to each of them helped people separate the essence of the language from the environment of its birth.
  • The Coming Software Apocalypse
    A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.

Links 2018-11-19

On teams and their problems …

Links 2018-11-12

More about microservices and Docker …

Links 2018-10-29

Some computing history …

Links 2018-10-22

Links 2018-03-04