February 19th, 2009

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Creationist programming vs Evolutionary programming - Epilogue

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You can now find on my web site my essay From Creationism to Evolutionism in Computer Programming, subtitled The Programmer's Story: From Über-God to Underdog. As compared to the previous MSLUG conference (see slides), the essay contains a vastly expanded second part on the prospective future of the evolution of programming, and my vision for TUNES. Enjoy!

Abstract: Programming tools imply a story about who the programmer is; the stories we tell inspire a corresponding set of tools. Past progress can be told in terms of such stories; Future progress can be imagined likewise. Making the stories explicit is a great meta-tool... and it's fun!