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

Old Code

Usage ftp.pl [-netrc] [-u <i>user</i>] [-p <i>passwd</i>] -m server -s source_dir -t target_dir [-log_dir <i>/path/to/logs/file</i>] file1 file2 ... # Copyright 2000 Williams Interactive, Inc. # Programmer: Khurt Williams, 2000.10.18 # command switches are # -netrc : uses .netrc file to find user/passwd for the destination server # -u <i>user</i> : specify the user id #…

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Why Are Coders Angry?

This is an excerpt from a much longer article, by writer and programmer Paul Ford, called What is Code. This part caught my attention. It sometimes appears that everyone in coding has a beef. You can feel it coming off the Web pages. There are a lot of defensive postscripts added in response to outrage.…

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Learning to Code is Damn Hard

Why Learning to Code is So Damn Hard (Thinkful)

...for the most part, ... introductory tools do a great job of guiding you like a child in a crosswalk past the big scary variables and conditional statements and through the early phases of programming syntax. As you conquer one after another of their gamified challenges, your confidence rises. Maybe you can do this after all! How hard can it be? You're basically a developer already!

I've written code since I was about 13 (1980). First BASIC, then later Pascal, assembler, C, C++, Perl, Java, PHP etc. Back in the 1980s, everyone was self-taught. You either figured it out or you didn't. No Google. No online tutorials. Learning a new language -- the basic syntax etc -- takes time is you've…

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