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I describe my experiences using the Julia programming language and highlight its problems of bad performance and bad documentation. I find Julia code to be harder to write than most other languages.
A boring story on how I wanted to fix a bug in NewsFlash and ended up shaving a yak.
A showerthought about how differences in test surface might lead to OSS having higher quality code than close source.
I explain how failing early produces nicer error messages - A general principle in software engineering. Dynamic typing and C++ templates are used as negative examples, while static typing and Rust generics are used as positive examples. Every experienced programmer probably already knows this, but I still wrote this article, because I wish I knew this earlier.
Some webservers respond with a 301 redirection to the main page if an url cannot be found. Do not fucking do that.