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    Steve Dekorte

    2 years ago
    On “missing” values, null and undefined aren’t the same as an empty string. For example, if there’s an object for a person’s name that has a middle name field, does empty string mean 1) “we know that this person has no middle name”, 2) “we don’t know” or 3) we haven’t yet been asked or tried to input this”? Another example is when you want an undefined attribute to inherit from some delegate. Empty string can’t serve this purpose because it may mean “we know this value is an empty string” instead of “we want this value to be inherited”.
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    Duncan Cragg
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    user

    2 years ago
    Would you attend FoC Demo Day at Strange Loop in Cleveland in October?
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    Duncan Cragg
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    Johny Fia

    2 years ago
    👋 I’m here! What’d I miss?
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    srini

    2 years ago
    This looks neat: https://github.com/microsoft/verona From Microsoft Research
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    Ben Wheeler

    2 years ago
    Hi all, I’m Ben Wheeler. I work at Scratch as a developer and educator. Excited to hear what this community is up to!
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    noahtren
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    Wouter

    2 years ago
    @Ben Wheeler do you work with Christopher Willis-Ford ?
    Wouter
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    yoshiki

    2 years ago
    A lot of the demos I see for novel programming environments run on laptops, which all programmers own. But most people right now are on smartphones or tablets, which are severely underpowered from a programmability perspective. This makes me think that the potential impact for these kinds of projects is actually much bigger on smartphones than on laptops(I concede that on the scale of decades though, these hardware trends may be less meaningful). So I’m curious if anyone here is working on programming for smartphones or tablets, and what your thoughts are on the limitations and potential there.
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    Kartik Agaram
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    noahtren

    2 years ago
    What would you call a visual tool or widget that generates code based on how you interact with it? Kind of like a midpoint between code and nocode in my mind. Here's a great example: https://twitter.com/Raathigesh/status/1133357919427223553?s=19
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    Mariano Guerra
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    Mariano Guerra

    2 years ago
    As we discussed earlier, the secret is now out: from Airtable to UIPath to Retool, the new darlings of "NoCode" have caught the attention of young founders who want to build empires. The scene has become popular, and commensurate with that the quality has gone down. As of today (January 2019), we see a half dozen pitches a week for automation software. Most lack deep insights on the market. They just want to join the party.
    
    What used to be a signal of originality is now a signal of conformity.
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    Daniel Garcia
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    Will

    2 years ago
    Another space to look at is EdTech. Many programming platforms for education are trying to be no-code-esque. I saw a talk from PolyUp (https://www.polyup.com/) where the founder repeatedly emphasized “students don’t write code, they write MATH!”
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