I have a strong background in Java, which obviously is statically-typed, and type-safe language. I find it that I am able to read through large amounts of code very quickly and easily assuming that ...
I heard in a presentation on The Play Framework at LinkedIn (44:40) that dynamic languages make it harder to maintain large codebases. What are the reasons for that?
How to write comments to explain the “why” behind the callback function when the function and parameter names are insufficient for that?
How should I approach writing comments for callback functions? I want to explain the "why" behind the function when the function and parameter names are insufficient to explain what's going on. I ...
I know some people that are currently working on a project for the US military (low security level, non-combat human resources type data). An initial state of the project code was submitted to the ...
Dynamic typing newbie here, hoping for some wizened words of wisdom. I'm curious if there is a set of best practices out there for dealing with function arguments (and let's be honest, variables in ...
The question is in the title. I want to have my thinking verified by experienced people. You can add more or disregard my opinion, but give me a reason. Here is an example requirement: Suppose you ...
Do I understand correctly that Liskov Substitution Principle cannot be observed in languages where objects can inspect themselves, like what is usual in duck typed languages? For example, in Ruby, if ...
I realize that, for a programmer coming from the Java world, Groovy contains a lot of new ideas and cool tricks. My situation is different, as I am learning Groovy coming from a dynamic background, ...
Due to the inherent risks associated with using dynamic languages (e.g. Python, Ruby) carelessly, what (if any) standards should be imposed on production code written in these languages?
I find it frustrating how the speed of development that dynamic languages should offer gets significantly compromised by the lack of completions and other assets that IDEs would give you in their ...