Was a computer scientist
No ride to space
(In memoriam Admiral Grace Hopper)
Random insight of the night: every couple years, someone stands up and bemoans the fact that programming is still primarily done through the medium of text. And surely with all the power of modern graphical systems there must be a better way. But consider:
* the most powerful tool we have as humans for handling abstract concepts is language
* our brains have several hundred millenia of optimizations for processing language
* we have about 5 millenia of experimenting with ways to represent language outside our heads, using media (paper, parchment, clay, cave walls) that don't prejudice any particular form of representation at least in two dimensions
* the most wildly successful and enduring scheme we have stuck with over all that time is linear strings of symbols. Which is text.
So it is no great surprise that text is well adapted to our latest adventure in encoding and manipulating abstract concepts.
I'm sure not everyone want to give this guy their e-mail address, but maybe someone wants to fill out that totally unbiased poll?
This president totally kills satire, among other things.
Could we just dump the T in TDD entirely? Let's call it EDD (Example Driven Development [or Design]). That T causes no end of misunderstanding. We are not writing tests. We're writing code.
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@nextcloud can you tell my why nextcloud-client isn't available as snap anymore? That's a real pity!
Hey @Gargron I just noticed the Fedilab link on joinmastodon.org points to a wrong version, the correct link is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.fedilab.android - I thought you might want to know.
this sums up agile development in the enterprise quite nicely https://www.halfarsedagilemanifesto.org
"Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule."
"This is just 'Ethics' and 'Human rights' and things like that."
"Correct, that's the first year curriculum."
"Do we have to learn all this?"
"Of course! What do you think this is, software engineering?"
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