• Dan Cook

    Dan Cook

    2 years ago
    What counts as "code" or "programming"? This was an interesting topic between @stevekrouse and @pbiggar in podcast #43 (Unveiling Dark). Some of the contested areas were:* Incidental (accidental) complexity, vs essential "this is what it does" code * Whether it looks like "code" / is symbolic * Whether it's the boring / tedius stuff, or the "fun" part of programming What does everyone else think?
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  • shalabh

    shalabh

    2 years ago
    Can we have software render like this? https://floooh.github.io/visual6502remix/
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  • Eddy Parkinson

    Eddy Parkinson

    2 years ago
    Podcast idea: @stevekrouse Rob Fitzpatrick, lost over $1 million USD. He has bankrupted 3 businesses. Because he did not know how to do user stories. The same is true for Microsoft, read Microsoft secrets, they had the same problem and used the same solution back in the 1990's. He has a book "The Mom Test". I assume he is happy to do an interview in exchange for a plug of the book. Video of him talking about the problem and solution. He says you should ask questions about current solutions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LwbFZkyRKk

    Not sure if the topic is right for the pod cast. But feel that the problem he describes and the solution are important to trying to make programming more accessible.
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  • Mariano Guerra

    Mariano Guerra

    2 years ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4cOa2cgOVo

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  • Pezo - Zoltan Peto

    Pezo - Zoltan Peto

    2 years ago
    These days I am trying to find out a way how to visualise my tests. By visualisation I mean creating visual “DSLs” in which I can draw up both the input and the output as a 2D “ASCII art”. 🙂 I use typescript/javascript. Do you have any idea how to efficiently do that? Is there an established way (eg. lib) to do something like that? Example: input:
    .=========.
    |         |
    | O**O  + |
    | *       |
    | *       |
    | O**O  + |
    |     *   |
    |      *  |
    | O**O**O |
    |         |
    .=========.
    .deleteNode(0,0)
    expected result: (change on top left)
    .=========.
    |         |
    | +  O  + |
    |         |
    |         |
    | O**O  + |
    |     *   |
    |      *  |
    | O**O**O |
    |         |
    .=========.
    Pezo - Zoltan Peto
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    Dan Swirsky

    2 years ago
    Exactly. No-code app builders are for designers with little or no programming experience just like spreadsheets are for management types with little or no programming experience.
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    Dan Swirsky

    2 years ago
    I want an easy-code app builder that's made for programmers.
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    daf

    2 years ago
    I’m constantly dismayed by developers seeing one way to do things and then it’s seen as the only way things can be. The latest example is you want to do test-driven development of a new system? “cucumber is the only way to go”. Just imagine if they saw morphic and e-toys in squeak, and then learned about cucumber after that.
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    daf

    2 years ago
    “Oh, we want to adopt best practices like gitflow”. (Now I feel extremely depressed.) These guys can’t imagine version controlling based on semantic features of the code - it’s all done with diffs of lines in a Unix-style filesystem like we’re in the 1970's. No progress is possible, and we definately haven’t heard of Envy/Developer.
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