Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
  1. Best Memory Foam Mattress
    12:31 Deals

    When 75,000 Amazon shoppers rave about a $130 memory foam mattress, you need to check it o…

  2. Philips Sonicare Deals On Amazon
    08:45 Deals

    These Philips Sonicare deals on Amazon will brighten any smile

  3. Apple Watch Series 6 Amazon
    14:59 Deals

    Apple Watch Series 6 is $100 off in this surprise Amazon sale

  4. Amazon Echo Auto Price
    08:43 Deals

    Incredible Amazon deal adds hands-free Alexa to any car for $19.99

  5. Amazon Smart Home Deals
    08:08 Deals

    5 smart home devices on Amazon you’ll wonder how you ever lived without

Everyone needs to read this gigantic primer on coding

June 11th, 2015 at 8:15 AM
What Is Coding Explanation Article

Code rules everything around us but how many of us really know what it is? For those code neophytes among us, Bloomberg Businessweek has published a gigantic primer on the history of code written by programmer Paul Ford. And when we say “gigantic,” we mean it — in total, Ford’s article is 38,000 words.

FROM EARLIER: This incredibly useful app can help your old Mac run like new again

So what does Ford have to tell us about code? He first starts off with a rundown of why it’s so important — basically, if you’re a business and your website is using outdated code, you’re going to get smoked in online commerce. Just consider the massive overhaul that websites have had to undertake in recent years to optimize themselves for smartphones and you’ll get a sense of just how important it is to keep up with the latest code.

From there he takes a step back and walks us through the history of different coding languages including C, C++, Java, Python and JavaScript. He also explains the difficulties in getting different codes to work together and delves into the tribalistic world of coder culture in which he ponders the question, “Why are coders so angry?”

The entire piece is very well written and can be found here.

Popular News