Programming Languages

During an email exchange, I did a Google search for "hundreds of frameworks and languages" and got an unexpected result; a link to this list of computer programing language. I like Bradley's breakdown of the list into categories. Looking at that list, I felt a bit of nostalgia. I learned and developed in the following…

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Programming, Code, Coding, Programmer, Javascript

Hack Isn’t PHP

[exif id="31380"] Yesterday, Facebook announced Hack, a new language that also runs on HHVM. It’s like a “PHP++” — it adds optional static typing, generics, and a bunch of other enhancements and conveniences to PHP. Unlike HHVM, adopting Hack is a huge risk. HHVM was great because you could switch to it and switch away…

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Open Source Softare has to be better

The thing about open source by Bijan Sabet

I think we need to aim even higher with open source movement. It’s not just about an open source version of Photoshop or Windows or MS Office. It has to be bigger and more ambitious than free and open. It has to be better.

I’m a proponent and critic of man Open Source Projects. Some projects like PHP, Perl, Apache, Linux, MySQL, are very successful and provide very capable solutions to enterprises and small businesses. Other projects like GIMP and OpenOffice are a disappointment. They are poor alternatives for the products they are meant to replace. They are the…

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