Tuesday August 06, 2013

The Future of Programming

In relation to the last post filled with useful critique of both iOS and Android app development, you should stop what you’re doing right now and watch this talk by Bret Victor on the future of programming.

Bret is the genius known for his ground breaking talks such as Inventing on Principle and essays like Up and Down the Ladder of Abstraction. He knows his stuff and he’s appropriately pissed that we settle to reinvent the wheel in software development while patting ourselves on the back as if we’ve innovated. Bret’s talk is quite a clever nod to the innovators of the past.

The best part: He gives this talk with an overhead projector. With a straight face.