Stackoverflow’s 2019 Developer Survey
Another week…another developer survey 😺. The key results section summarizes the results well: Python is growing and devops jobs have high salaries.
Like all surveys, this one needs to be taken with a large grain of salt. Parts of the survey that I found interesting:
- “Most Loved, Dreaded, and Wanted Languages” section: I think it’s less about the “right” language and more a reflection that “one man’s meat is another man’s poison”. It’s interesting to compare 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.
- The “Correlated Technologies” section gives a nice overview of technology relationships in terms of types of database, frameworks, IDEs, languages, and platforms. For example, you can see how Python’s popularity is related to machine learning frameworks and tools.
BASIC Computer Games
BASIC was my first programming language. It was a great programming language at the time (even with PEEKs and POKEs).
I came across a Hacker News article that linked to runnable BASIC games 😮. The Vintage Basic site provides a BASIC interpreter that will run on all platforms. Amazing!
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