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The moths of programming are ideas in the software engineering industry that have become pervasive due to virality rather than reality.
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The moths of programming are ideas in the software engineering industry that have become pervasive due to virality rather than reality. Although they may have some truth to them, they are often inaccurate, misleading, distracting or even damaging. I call them moths because they flutter around in a programmer's mind, getting in the way of truly good practice.This chapter covers the topic of strict typing. Is the almost religious adherence to the ideas of strict typing actually justified? What ...
The moths of programming are ideas in the software engineering industry that have become pervasive due to virality rather than reality. Although they may have some truth to them, they are often inaccurate, misleading, distracting or even damaging. I call them moths because they flutter around in a programmer's mind, getting in the way of truly good practice.This chapter covers the topic of integrated development environments. What is the real reason for them? Do they actually help? Are they j...
The Moths of Programming With Dino DiniChapter 8 - Scripting LanguagesThe moths of programming are ideas in the software engineering industry that have become pervasive due to virality rather than reality. Although they may have some truth to them, they are often inaccurate, misleading, distracting or even damaging. I call them moths because they flutter around in a programmer's mind, getting in the way of truly good practice.This chapter covers the topic of scripting languages. What is the r...
In this double length episode, Dino objectively explores Object Orientated Programming, which he views as one of the biggest, if not the biggest, mistakes of software engineering.OOP considered harmful?Support the Show. https://tinyurl.com/yc4pP968 (SIGNAL) https://www.dinodini.com (WEB) https://twitter.com/dndn1011 (DEACTIVATED, please use SIGNAL) https://www.youtube.com/dndn1011
Macros have a bad reputation and often derided. As a result, their value and importance in solving real world programming problems is often overlooked, especially by the creators of new languages. Yet it turns out that despite the desperate (and often over complicated) efforts to consign them to history, they still have their place in C and C++ programming, and can be sorely missed in languages such as C# or Java. Support the Show. https://tinyurl.com/yc4pP968 (SIGNAL) https://www.dinodi...
In any social media facilitated discussion about programming the topic of code optimisation with often arise. Anyone who has expertise in low level optimisation are likely to face a choice: being silent or enduring endless accusations of irrelevance and hubris. Most choose the former approach as a more efficient and effective path to take, even if they earn a living developing and maintaining optimising code generators. The idea that Compilers Optimise Code Better Than Humans is, I argue...
We often hear the phrase "Don't Reinvent The Wheel" all the time in software engineering, but what does this actually mean, and is it a useful mantra, or just another Moth of Programming?Support the Show. https://tinyurl.com/yc4pP968 (SIGNAL) https://www.dinodini.com (WEB) https://twitter.com/dndn1011 (DEACTIVATED, please use SIGNAL) https://www.youtube.com/dndn1011
The moths of programming are ideas in the software engineering industry that have become pervasive due to virality rather than reality. Although they may have some truth to them, they are often inaccurate, misleading, distracting or even damaging. I call them moths because they flutter around in a programmer's mind, getting in the way of truly good practice.Chapter 3 considers the classic moth "Always Comment Your Code". It is commonly believed, commonly by less experienced programmers, ...
The moths of programming are ideas in the software engineering industry that have become pervasive due to virality rather than reality. Although they may have some truth to them, they are often inaccurate, misleading, distracting or even damaging. I call them moths because they flutter around in a programmer's mind, getting in the way of truly good practice.Chapter 2 considers the classic moth "Gotos are Evil". I believe this moth is a hangover from times gone by with the limitations of ...
The moths of programming are ideas in the software engineering industry that have become pervasive due to virality rather than reality. Although they may have some truth to them, they are often inaccurate, misleading, distracting or even damaging. I call them moths because they flutter around in a programmer's mind, getting in the way of truly good practice.This first chapter considers the classic moth "Global Variables Are Bad". I believe this moth is a hangover from times gone by with the l...
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