The following collection of conversations and articles have all been thought-provoking to me and I want to respond to them.
Functional architecture is Ports and Adapters – Mark Seemann
Dependency injection, pushing state to the edges, and more.
Towards a text editor construction kit – @raphlinus
Troubles with the CRDT model and the
Everything is correlated – gwern.net
Troubles with frequentist statistics and null hypotheses.
Strong typing – M-J. Dominus
Introduction to type systems and why PERL’s core design fights types.
What To Know Before Debating Type Systems – Steve Klabnik
Broad discussion of what type systems are, what they can do, what they can’t do, and what “type” means.
Remembering Joe, a Quarter of a Century of Inspiration and Friendship – Francesco Cesarini
Inside the mind of Joe Armstrong and how his brain ticked.
Designing protocols vs. APIs and hooking up software pipes the way we hook up electrical circuits.
ALGOL, Burroughs, Donald Knuth
The Emperor’s Old Clothes – Tony Hoare (1980)
“experiences in the implementation, design, and standardization of computer programming languages, and issues a warning for the future”
How far do we push the paradigm? Is the paradigm practical? What does it mean, essentially?
Programming Sucks – Peter Welch
A terse discussion of what’s wrong in the software industry and why we can’t get ahead.
The care and feeding of software engineers (or, why engineers are grumpy) – Nicholas C. Zakas
As in the name – why does it seem like software developers are cynical naysayers.
What if “data” is a really bad idea? – Alan Kay, Rich Hickey on reddit
What comprises “data?” What comprises “code?” Why does it matter?
Computing Machines – Lawrence Kesteloot
A fictional tale of how deeply computer security bugs can go; an imagination of “reflections on trusting trust” where the actor is sentient in itself rather than malicious.