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Douglas Crockford on Programming History
2013-11-29 22:27
history, javascript

The Hanselminutes Podcast is an enjoyable weekly half hour interview series touching on a varity of programming topics. I don't listen to all of them, but there are enough golden nuggets in the stream to merit staying subscribed to the feed on iTunes.

Last month's interview with Douglas Crockford is one such gem. Crockford discusses the need for today's programmers to understand a little more about computer history for very concrete reasons, why constraints ought to be built into more languages for the greater good, and why a bug journal might be a good idea.

This is also a good opportunity to again recommend Crockford's Yahoo presentation on Javascript which features an amazing history of computer programming. You won't learn much about Javascript, but there's a lot of programming history there to enjoy.

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