How We (Don’t) Reason About Code

Stephen Wiesner

Modern web apps without JavaScript bundling or transpiling

Issue #74


A Byte of Coding Issue #74
Another day, another issue.

How We (Don’t) Reason About Code

Published: 10 June 2021
Tags: philosophy

It has been said that as programmers, we spend more time reading code than writing it. It reminds me of what my boss once told me when I was interning at an electrical engineering company, something along the lines of most good engineers ending up writing more than they end up doing actual engineering. Well Lucian Radu Teodorescu's article explores how we reason about code, by transforming a normally intuitive process into something mathematical.

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Stephen Wiesner

Published: 13 August 2021
Tags: quantum computing

It's easy to take for granted the shoulders' of the giants upon which modern computing rests. Especially when it comes to ideas that haven't yet hit the mainstream, but which will be the driving factor for development in the future. In this dedicated article, Scott Aaronson commemorates Stephen Wiesner, author of the monumental Conjugate Coding paper, and discusses how it led to the development of qubits and modern quantum computing.

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Modern web apps without JavaScript bundling or transpiling

Published: 12 August 2021
Tags: javascript

The state of web development 10 years ago was probably pretty depressing and frustrating. However, in the past decade, a lot has changed in terms of developer comfort. David Heinemeier Hansson explains how bundlers, one of the parts of the software chain that make web development a hassle, are being made obsolete by HTTP2 and growing browser support for ES6.

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