09 Aug 2017
In one of Uncle Bob Martin’s talks, “The Last Programming Language”, and in some of his blog posts, for instance, “The Churn”, he is suggesting that we, programmers, need to choose one or two programming languages that we can use as our one notation for writing code. (He was suggesting Clojure.)
But, at the end of the talk, he said that it might not happen today. Maybe in the future it will — our children (read future programmers) might program using only one (or two) languages for (almost) everything.
07 Aug 2017
What is the purpose of living!?
Why do we have to live rather than not?
06 Aug 2017
In about 42:10 minutes in Lecture 2 of MIT OCW 6.0002, Prof. John Guttag inserted in his lecture the history of dynamic programming — why is it called “dynamic programming”?
He said that the inventor, Richard Bellman, chose the name “dynamic programming” because
… it did not mean anything. The inventor was doing mathematics and at that time, he was being funded by a part of the defense department that didn’t approve of mathematics, and he wanted to conceal that fact…
05 Aug 2017
MIT OCW 6.0001 helps people understand the basics of data structures and algorithms, recursion, and Object-Oriented Programming.
30 Jul 2017
During his lectures on “The Reformation and Fundamentalism History” at Malaybalay, Bukidnon last October 2016, Dr. Phil Kamibayashiyama said that if asked why we, evengelical or fundamentalist Christians, believe in Sola Scriptura, a good answer would be like that of Luther’s:
“… I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other — my conscience is captive to the Word of God …”
— Martin Luther
(Note: Some Christians are celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation this year, 2017)
27 Jul 2017
I was taught, when I was a child, that people are special beings. That they are different from animals. By animals I mean cats, dogs, cows… You know what I mean.
Why would some professors at MIT categorize people as animals?
25 Jul 2017
“It is called an exception because it is an exception to what is expected.”
Those are the words of Dr. Ana Bell in Lecture 7 of MIT OCW’s 6.0001 course (at 21:50 minutes through the lecture)
25 Jul 2017
I just learned that there is an actual term for the technique of figuring out the solution of a programming problem by trying to explain it to a rubber ducky.
It’s called “rubber ducky debugging”!
20 Jul 2017
At the end of my blog post last week, I included some interesting statements of Dr. Greg Bahnsen about what an explanation is.
I have decided move that part into a separate blog post and make it as my first post with the category “Let’s Ask Our Masters”.