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Seemingly legit question on proggit just now: "Out of curiosity, is static typing really that large an advantage? Yeah, I get that run-time errors could be worse than compile-time, but isn't that something that oughtn't to get past testing?"The answer is yes, static typing is a huge advantage.When you start...

Two scenarios of fear to discuss today.#1. The Legacy App.It was designed 10 years ago. It grew organically. No one wants to touch it out of fear. The code languishes as everyone searches for a way to work around the beast. Things don't get fixed. Silver bullet syndrome takes over....

Everyone I know hates Javascript. Including people who do it professionally.I hate Javascript. I long for the day where it's been completely destroyed in favor of something else, I don't even care what. Typescript and Dart both look really promising, though I question whether either will ultimately make a dent in the...

The "learn to code" meme has gotten so strong that even our President was weighing in on it late last year:I love his message, I do. I think kids should be learning to program games. I love what code.org is doing and the idea of the "hour of code". We...

 All of my friends on Facebook are calling for the Bears to sit Cutler and play McCown instead. McCown has had a great 5 game starting streak -- in fact, he has the best single season stats of any QB who has started more than 4 games for the Bears...