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Know Your Language: Java Still Matters (Part Two)

Big Data offers Java a rebirth in functional programming and distributed computing.
Michael Byrne
5.28.17
programming

Know Your Language: Gazing Into the Relational Database Void with SQL

There's more than you think to the least cool language ever.
Michael Byrne
2.17.16
programming

How To Learn Programming in C

The foundational programming language isn’t easy, but there are a billion resources to get you started.
Michael Byrne
1.11.16
security

Know Your Language: PHP Lurches On

Meet the broken monster at the heart of the dynamic web.
Michael Byrne
12.20.15
programming

Know Your Language: The Slow Flickering Star-Death of Java (Part One)

How and why Java rules object-oriented programming, and why it's the beginning of the once-crucial language's long, long winding down.
Michael Byrne
10.18.15
programming

Know Your Language: The Ghost in the Shell Script

Shell scripts are the programs that tell other programs to do stuff, but that's just the start.
Michael Byrne
10.3.15
programming

Know Your Language: Coding Toil and Trouble with Shakespeare

A programming language that forces coders to write like the bard.
Michael Byrne
9.26.15
programming

Know Your Language: C Rules Everything Around Me (Part One)

A brief history of the programming language to end all programming languages.
Michael Byrne
9.6.15
P!

Know Your Language: Brainfucked by Brainfuck

Getting to know the esoteric arch-minimalist of programming languages.
Michael Byrne
8.2.15
Thump

Know Your Language: Csound May Be Ancient, But It's the Audio Hacking Future

Behind the janky-looking code, Csound offers sonic spatialization, live coding, and machine-level music production.
Michael Byrne
7.22.15
Art

Know Your Language: Meet Processing, the Lingua Franca of Creative Coding

What started as a programming learning tool developed at MIT now pretty much owns code-based digital art.
Michael Byrne
6.12.15