Tuesday, December 17, 2013

So Many Languages

"The global programming community is fashion-driven to a degree that would embarrass haute couture designers from New York to Paris."

-- Steve Yegge

Partial Application

One of the most handy and unusual techniques in JavaScript is applying functions, both in whole and in part, as well as transforming them on the fly. [more]
If only I could figure this out...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Selling Out

It's what happens when you sell outside your niche.

A sellout convinces a group of supporters -- who are used to being abandoned by their champions -- that he is truly like them. And then once that subgroup is won over and makes his career, the sellout abandons them for the more lucrative world of mainstream success that his supporters gave him access to, the world where centrism and unoriginality is rewarded. [Read More]