Wisdom from 50+ years in software featuring Brian Kernighan (The Changelog #484) |> Changelogpodcast conversation with Brian Kernighan! Brian’s been in the software game since the beginning of Unix. Yes, he was there at Bell Labs when it all began. And he is still at it today, writing books and teaching the next generation at Princeton.
... about the birth of Unix, Ken Thompson’s unique skillset, why Brian thinks C has stood the test of time, his thoughts on modern languages like Go and Rust, what’s changed in 50 years of software, what makes platforms like Unix and the web so powerful, his take as a professor on the trend of programmers skipping the university track...
classic book: The C Programming Language
new book: UNIX: A History and a Memoir
go book: The Go Programming Language
"Learning to Learn" by Richard Hamming speech transcript (@JamesClear)
Hamming, Intro to The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn (March 28, 1995) - YouTube Richard Hamming - Wikipedia
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