There is a popular quote by Jamie Zawinski: Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems. How is this quote supposed to ...
Does a programming language have to be compiled to be considered a programming language? [duplicate]
A person I met recently had an argument. It was that a programming language had to be compiled to be considered a programming language. This would make HTML/CSS (unless you're using SCSS or LESS) not ...
I see the term "enterprise" being thrown around software developers and programmers a lot and used loosely it seems. en·ter·prise/ˈentərˌprīz/ Noun: A project or undertaking, typically one ...
I heard developers at my office discussing Ruby language can be used for following purposes: Desktop apps,Web Apps,and may be handheld devices. Actually,we are in phase of selecting technology to ...
I see constant references to the " Way," such as descriptions of a particular framework or application as "Pythonic," a certain person as a "Perl hacker," or "true Ruby code," but where are the "PHP ...
In building a language history for Pascal I noticed that at some point languages changed from a strong line between the language and its common libraries to more of a blurry one. In the first few ...
I occasionally run into methods where a developer chose to return something which isn't critical to the function. I mean, when looking at the code, it apparently works just as nice as a void and after ...
In NYC, we are working on creating a collaborative community programming environment and trying to segment out software engineers into differing buckets. At present, we are trying to define: ...
I'm a new graduate, but I have been doing web development for about six months. When I was finishing university the server side languages (PHP, Java) were more important then client side languages. ...