Monday, June 27, 2022

JavaScript: the First 20 Years

JavaScript: the First 20 Years by Allen Wirfs-Brock and Brendan Eich

JavaScript: The First 20 Years | Zenodo

Allen Wirfs-Brock (editor of ES6) and Brendan Eich (you know what he did) have published the definitive 20 year history of JavaScript. It is a 190 page treatment for The History of Programming Languages Conference, which only occur once every 13-15 years (1978, 1993, 2007, 2020). It took them 3 years to write the final manuscript.

Read it:

If you have any interest in programming languages at all, you should read it. Modern JavaScript, warts and all, is one of the biggest achievements of humanity, especially in the Information Age and the democratization of computing.

History won’t stop here - HOPL-V in ~2035 might be more about visual programming languages and ”no code” than it is traditional text editing. Every time programming gets easier, people get more infuriated, and yet the world keeps turning toward enabling more programmers. The Future of Programming is clear, even if we’re never quite there yet.

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how to: stop Windows Waking up From Sleep Mode?

 Why Does My Windows Computer Keep Waking up From Sleep Mode?

admin cdm

> powercfg /lastwake

> powercfg /waketimers

> powercfg -devicequery wake_armed


Select the device that’s causing your computer to wake up and double-click it. This will open up the device’s properties.

Then click the Power Management

Finally, untick Allow this device to wake up the computer and click OK.