i've seen more than one programmer, who himself once performed the lowly task of learning syntax, now say programming is an art form and tries to give lots of yoda/wax-on-wax-off guidance to becoming a programmer.
the kid is interested in how a chair works, hand him a wrench. if he's curious how a computer works, teach some syntax.
this article is so deviously pro-dictator and is result of believing propaganda caused by a lack of conviction in life sustaining values. the author treats this topic like a game of Risk rather than recognizing that people's lives are at stake.
suggesting that "the use of violence" by the protestors was a mistakenly played chess move, while the city is surrounded by tanks and its citizens threatened with elimination of all liberty, is ridiculous. it's not china's government's right to be allowed to take over people's lives, just because they're some kind of recognized group called a nation.
absent the awful communist ideology and leadership enforcing it, there would be no violence to speak of. it's 100% the responsibility of china. chinese communism is truly evil.
Very interesting read. Good explanation of the upside of trunk based whatever it’s called.. Forcing people into feature flags is great. And this also forces programmers to make their code as plug and play as possible.
Article doesn’t cover the downsides at all so I’m very curious about those.
We all know people are reading less. That's why the author felt confident enough to write this article despite not having a clue how to parse the survey data. I don't either. Kudos for the author admitting so.