Can Syntactic Sugar be Nutritious?

When it comes to nutrition and food, there is nothing that we vilify more than sugar, as we find out how wrong we were with fat. As programmers, we often poo poo syntactical sugar, but two interactions that I witnessed reminded me look deeper. The two stories were of Kotlin and ES6. Once you kot, …

Some people are TypeScripting

Programmers have debated type systems since the dawn of time, and maybe always will. When communicating with the machine, what level of information should we have to put into instruction for our digital friends? Do we have to be so explicit? Is it worth it? Can they just work it out for us? Can then …