So we’ve been hearing since forever that in future we will have programming languages that will be as easy as typing English. Modern scripting languages like Python are pretty concise but what about those of us stuck with writing Java at work?
Well, CodeMatch plans to solve a few of your problems. It is a plug-in for Eclipse which enhances the already amazing auto-complete abilities of the IDE to bat-shit awesome levels.
Here see a demo for yourself:
If you have done some amount of serious programming, you can’t deny that you’ve cursed the language. No matter how good a programming language is, there are situations where all a programmer can do is just curse out loud. But not once did I ever think someone will actually map some stats and come up with an actual figure showing which language is the best at making you curse!
Andrew Vos did the same as a weekend project. He took the same number of commit messages from 8 popular programming languages from GitHub. Then he scanned them for the 7 dirty words of English language and mapped them into a bar chart. Since he took the same number of check-ins from each language, the popularity of language does not count. The results are shown ahead.
Ahead are some pictures from AT&T Bell Labs in the 1960s. In the very next decade from when the pictures were taken, some of these dorky looking guys created the C Programming Language so that they could write the UNIX Operating System. Later they created C++ to enhance C by adding Object Oriented features.
If you never studied Computer Science in College and don’t get who they were or simply don’t care, they were the inventors of photo-voltaic cell, the transistor (no not radio), electron diffraction that helped lay the foundation for solid-state electronics, modern cryptography, solar cell, MOSFETs and LSI chips, most of the communication standards from GSM to CDMA to WLAN. Yeah, they did invent pretty much everything.
The pictures somehow remind me strongly of The Dharma Initiative. Which makes me wonder whether these guys also discovered Time Travel and The Island.
More pictures here.
It’s a known fact that posting your email address on your website is bound to get you loads of Spam. And unless you are interested in amazing free gifts, Nigerian treasures or *ahem* larger stuff, it’s a big nuisance.
But you do want to post your email address on your website don’t you? And you do want to get emails from people who won’t take pains to change the [at] to @ from your cleverly concealed email address. Well, we have a solution. Actually, Dan Benjamin developed it, but remember, we are the ones who told you 😉