programming languages

Programming as craft

Can programming be a craft? I was thinking about this as I was reading Matthew Crawford’s excellent book The World Beyond Your Head. Much like Crawford’s earlier work Shop Class as Soulcraft, he a

Death To C

Ladies and gentlemen, the C programming language. It's a classic. It is sleek, and spartan, and elegant. (Especially compared to its sequel, that bloated mess C++, which shares all the faults I'm abou

Our Polyglot Nightmare

The diversity of human languages has been on the decline for decades. With the rise of globalized communications and business, the world has accelerated its shedding of unpopular languages, as speaker

Google Releases The First Stable SDK For Its Dart JavaScript Alternative

Google launched <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dartlang.org/?utm_source=chromium&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=m1">Dart</a>, its class-based object-oriented language for writing complex we

An Analysis Of Market Demand For Web Programming Languages

<strong>Editor's note:</strong> <em>Marc Gayle is a Rails developer and founder of <a target="_blank" href="http://5kmvp.com/">5KMVP</a>, where he builds Minimum Viable Products for just $5K. Follow

JavaScript Tops Latest Programming Language Popularity Ranking From RedMonk

Industry analyst firm <a target="_blank" href="http://redmonk.com">RedMonk</a> published today its latest quarterly <a target="_blank" href="http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2012/09/12/language-rankings-9-1

May 1 is BASIC day

On this day in 1964 John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz ran the first BASIC program. Designed to be an easy-to-use programming language for students, BASIC has stood the test of time and is probably the firs