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NoTroop  ·  2417 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Paul Ford: What Is Code?

I can't believe I actually read that whole thing. Definitely going to save this to share with my friends whenever they ask about what coding is. I'm sure they'll love me for linking them what is essentially a short novel. The little tinder-esque "coder" app, the email input with editable HTML, the java crapplet, the cursor trail effect in the javascrpt section, killing the literal bugs, the version control text showing live changes, all kept it really engaging. Really good read, thanks for sharing.

Just a note, getting this: "Congratulations! You read 31299 words in 214 minutes, which is 146 words per minute. That’s insanely slow. How many times have you read it? So thorough! So proud. Or did you just leave the tab open?" ... of course I just left the tab open (and read in short 30 minute bursts).