Archive for November, 2016

Infoworld has an article entitled “The seven most vexing problems in programming.” The first two are “multithreading” and “closures.” I call bullshit. Neither of those are hard problems. Both of those are problems of programmer laziness. (Not compiler laziness, of which I’ve recently become a fan.) It’s really hard to believe closures are a problem […]

05Nov

“Huh. So UML is actually useful?”

Posted by Elf Sternberg as chat, Design

Since I’m generally opposed to giving Hacker News oxygen, I refuse to comment there on a recent question, Do You Still Use UML? As I’ve made clear, I have both anxiety and confidence about being an older developer in this world of high-tech startups and high-speed, high-burnout “only twentysomethings can do anything” world. Bloomberg the […]


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