Sunday, March 30, 2014

Towards a better programming

The other day, I came to the conclusion that the act of writing software is actually antagonistic all on its own. Arcane languages, cryptic errors, mostly missing (or at best, scattered) documentation - it's like someone is deliberately trying to screw with you, sitting in some Truman Show-like control room pointing and laughing behind the scenes. At some level, it's masochistic, but we do it because it gives us an incredible opportunity to shape our world.

-- Chris Granger, Towards a better Programming

While it seems that Chris is trying to do what others have already tried, and failed to do, (intentional programming, anybody?) Chris' description of the programming universe is spot on!

But I wish him luck! And hopefully he'll succeed.
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