Compendium of Wondrous Links VI

They finally found all those buried Atari cartridges, and confirmed a beloved urban legend. Just wonderful. This episode of @ExtraCreditz follows up an idea I always had about education. The key is being demanding, but allowing a lot of opportunities. Amazing book introduction, showing how no one is immune to think that they are stupid. Lots of things in live are hard. Readability in code is not about being literary. Is about making the code easy to understand. You don’t read code, you explore it. The Great Works of Software. The premise is extremely… Read More

Visual Programming and Mental Constructs

I saw yesterday live the Apple keynote on the WWDC. I am far from an Apple developer, but I use OS X and iOS everyday, and I’m interested on new stuff. There was a full section devoted to developers, which is great (well, it’s supposed to be a developer’s conference, after all), and, arguably, the most interesting stuff on that part (for a developer’s perspective) was the release of a new programming language, Swift. It was announced with an (irrelevant) comparison with Python in terms of speed (I actually have plans to write… Read More