Schlagwort-Archiv: Programmieren


If you have bugs, please call me and don't stress for it!
I will back laler!



If you want to reuse (or test) a functional banana, you don’t have to set up a stateful gorilla to hold the banana first.

John D. Cook, commenting on Joe Armstrong


A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible.

L. F. Menabrea with notes upon the Memoir by the Translator Ada Augusta, Countess of Lovelace: Sketch of The Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage


Getting a different compiler error is progress.

someone on elmtown

Bricks and Clicks.

Notions of originality (being at the origin of) and even of creation (making something from nothing) are slowly blurred in this new cultural landscape marked by the twin figures of the DJ and the programmer, both of whom have the task of selecting cultural objects and inserting them into new contexts.

Nicolas Bourriaud: Postproduction, quoted in The Lego Movie: Constructing and Reconstructing Identity by Grace Lee.



The good thing about being an academic: you are allowed to be embarrassed.

You can just say: That's the way it is and we'll figure it out eventually.

Simon Peyton-Jones: Escape from the ivory tower: the Haskell journey (around 32:55)

General Paper Lot.

The more sophisticated science becomes, the harder it is to communicate results. Papers today are longer than ever and full of jargon and symbols. They depend on chains of computer programs that generate data, and clean up data, and plot data, and run statistical models on data. These programs tend to be both so sloppily written and so central to the results that it’s contributed to a replication crisis, or put another way, a failure of the paper to perform its most basic task: to report what you’ve actually discovered, clearly enough that someone else can discover it for themselves.

James Somers: The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete

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