It's so obvious when someone has a JavaScript background

JavaScript is a language that's easy to learn and has a gorillion features shoehorned in, to varying degrees of success. If you're relatively new to programming (just got done learning Python/Java) there's bound to be something new that you learn from JavaScript due to all its extra added features. Though these extra features...

Dumb question: how do I know if an open source project is trustworthy?

Some background: I'm a software developer, and I've never really participated in the open source software community before. (i.e. I don't contribute to open source projects, I don't know anyone who does, and I don't really know anything about the companies who start these projects to begin with, or what their motivations are for...

[History] An editor letter by Edsger Dijkstra, titled: "go to statements considered harmful" (march 1968). ( )

In this letter, Dijkstra talks about readability and maintainability in a time where those topics were rarely talked about (1968). This letter was one of the main causes why modern programmers don't have to trouble themselves with goto statements. Older languages like Java and C# still have a (discouraged) goto statement,...

Making an libncurses fronted for the Fediverse? (For browing Lemmy websites on terminal [emulators])

Can someone please help me understand how one could make his own frontend for the Ferdiverse? It seems like to run on a bespoke protocol, and has HTTP endpoints as well. The help says you can create your own frontend, divorced of HTTP. What I am wary of is the documentation being out-of-date....

[Personal project] AlgeZip: navigate and manipulate boolean expressions ( )

For some time now, I've been thinking about the concept of interactively manipulating mathematical expressions and equations via software. Like doing some quick algebra in Notepad or similar, except there's no potential for arithmetic/algebra errors, typos, etc. ruining any results....

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