Nice intro tutorial.
Whoa. I didn’t know that Instagram is running on Python. I’m impressed.
When the textile industry arose in the 18th century, craft was the norm in manufacturing. As the industrial revolution progressed, one after another sector of the economy made the transition from craft to industry. In 1968 it was noticed that the creation of software was a craft in a world where industry was the norm. In that year a conference was convened to address that anomaly. Those present saw themselves as participants in a momentous occasion: after this conference, Software Engineering existed, which was not the case before.
In the final paragraph of my 2009 article “Software Engineering: From Craft to Industry?” , I ventured to disagree. From the final paragraph:
While the processing of material leaves an irreducible residue of work for humans, in the processing of information any work that is routine instantly vanishes. Extracting the routine part from an information processing task is a creative…
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Very interesting article on Quartz about coding in general.
Coding is not “fun,” it’s technically and ethically complex
“[…] by expanding the labor pool, keeps industry ticking over and wages under control.” Shhh! Nobody needs to hear this.
I found this article about Dynamic Dispatch in Haskell.
Dynamic Dispatch in Haskell, or: How Can I Make My Code Extendable?
Not an easy read. Too much for me at this time.
Steven Syrek writes about how he teaches Haskell.
Some Notes on Haskell Pedagogy
I want to try this.
Interesting article by Andrew Zaleski about retired or retiring military personnel that want to code.
Thousands of Veterans Want to Learn to Code — But Can’t
Yet another indication for blue collar coding? I think so.