Being an older person, I find young people interesting. One night when I was in the hospital last week I was supposed to be asleep, but couldn’t sleep, and I heard a nurse’s assistant who is still in college say, “If I had a bat, I’d rage on this wall.” That’s definitely not a phrase an older person would use.
Intellij IDEA has a reall nice help-tip hover tool that helps to explain some of Scala’s advanced language features. In this case the code
Monad[M[_]] is a higher-kinded type, which I hope to explain more in my new book.
ExtremeTech.com has a good article titled, AI develops its own ‘alien’ language, the better to mock human underlings.
“Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one’s native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer.”
~ Edsger Dijkstra
I’m not sure if there’s a joke in here somewhere, but some interesting people are talking about the anic programming language (http://code.google.com/p/anic/), while its wiki page shows that the project itself is dead.
Computer programming languages ranked by "expressiveness", from http://redmonk.com/dberkholz/2013/03/25/programming-languages-ranked-by-expressiveness/