5. May 2015

C language in our world 2015 – slides

Slides available in formats: PDFSlideShare

Source code: GitHub/ysoftdevs/cpp-examples

8. August 2011

Which programming language is the most popular?

Do you wonder whether your favorite language is the most popular?

Tiobe Programming Community Index could give you some hints about it.

Here is small sample:

You can find more details about other languages also at Tiobe.com.

23. April 2011

Lupo tools for AIR/ActionScript translation – direct link

David Deraedt released Lupo tools for translating AIR/ActionScript apps quite long time ago. Unfortunately something is broken on his web site. Instead of AIR installer badge there is only warning that you should upgrade Flash Player.

AIR packages are still available, you can download them via direct link:

http://www.dehats.com/products/lupotrans/LupoTranslator.air

http://www.dehats.com/products/lupomgr/LupoMgr.air

You can find more information about translating Flex/AIR applications in article written by Holly Schinsky – Flex 4 Localization Quick Start.

 

6. March 2011

Just another language

There are miriads of computer languages. It seems to me that developers are trying to find better and better way how to communicate with computer.

Today you have to know many languages to get any reasonable job done. Web is based on many components and services that have to talk together. Those services also must understand each other.

Situation is even more complicated when you start to building UI over these services. Different language = different UI components = different UI paradign = different errors.

Ok, let’s start. Build app that works with few backends and systems.

Let’s be cool and put app on App Engine. We need Python.

We need some UI interface. We need HTML.

We need some templating language. We need Django.

We need some fancy features in UI. We need jQuery and JavaScript.

We need some crossbrowser feature for handling files. We need MXML and ActionScript.

We need communication with some REST services. We need JSON.

We need to implement some enterprise communication connector with enterprise system. We need Java and Bash.

We need to launch some internal processing with some CGI portals. We need Perl.

We need to grab some data from database. We need SQL.

We need some high performance backend for processing images. We need C/C++.

We need to provide integration for some web portals. We need PHP.

We need human readable structured data. We need XML.

We need to talk with some enterprise backends. We need SOAP.

We need to provide component form MS platform. We need C# and F#.

We need to have fancy frontend for Mac world. We need Objective-C.

We need to have some continuous integration. We need Maven.

We need to implement domain specific things. We need domain specific language.

And so on…

I don’t know, but it seems to me little bit insane. This is just small list of mainstream languages for relatively small app.

I’m not talking about different APIs, different frameworks. IT world is getting more and more complex.

Solution? Is there way out of this maze?

It reminds me of few sentences from Zen of Python:

  • Simple is better than complex.
  • Complex is better than complicated.
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