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true "if you want to become a programmer, you have to be comfortable with having
to learn new things constantly for the rest of your life."
Seriously - it's amazingly great that programming is a job.
Software should be a show. The development must have a tinge of entertainment. There must be a plot. Frequent releases are necessary.
PHP is backwards too but scales from a simple web form to Facebook. One can only dream to make software as useful as PHP...
Software is often designed with the assumption that the user cares. This often leads to a worse user experience.
Programming is like city planning. Old programs look like modern day european cities with layers of construction spaning centuries.
Time to Disappointment (TTD) is my new metric for software. The number of seconds from download until disappointment becomes overwhelming.
Those who forget the past are free to invent the future.
Browsers should have a visual element to indicate that a web socket connection exists and thus you should expect updates.