The Life of a Programmer

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What is a closure?

Closures have been around a long time yet have experienced a resurgence in the last decade. They were first implemented in the functional language Scheme

Can a language be safe?

Some languages hand us sharp knives and encourage us to play with them. Other languages put us in padded rooms and discourage us from doing

What’s to love about C?

Antiquated, clunky, and unsafe. Though beloved to some, C is a language that many choose to hate. The mass opinion is indeed so negative it’s

The Necessity of Exceptions

Exceptions often get a bad rap. They are called ineffective, inefficient, and hard to work with. In a way such accusations aren’t unfair, as most