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Lots of thoughts on this thread so I will start a new one.

1. The bazaar was always a bad metaphor. Thousands of eyes can easily miss flaws that a single eye can spot.
2. Serious programmers can be (and are) careful about dependencies when economic incentives permit them to do so.
3. It is 2019, all programmers should understand by now that semver is totally broken and move on.
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I am sitting in Day of Datomic training and will tweetstorm some stuff maybe! #datomic #clojure_conj
STU: Logic based programming (like datalog) is categorically better than functional programming and imperative programming, for the problems it can solve
STU: The problem with SQL is commitment to tables
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the project quickly turned into a deep dive into #Clojure leading to the first Clojure book, now in its third edition…
All the examples I wrote for the first #Clojure book still work ten years later, thanks to careful stewardship. This is stability that you can take to the bank.
People are so used to broken software that they value code churn as an indicator of health. Meanwhile #Clojure projects just work and have to add "liveness advisories" like…
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Usually, people learn languages + tools to start or further a career as a programmer, engineer, etc. Otherwise, people typically stick to what is easily available / understandable to them (e.g., smartphone apps, consumer applications and OS's, typically no programming).
Both these options are fine, but I don't think there needs to be a divide between technologists and non-technologists, programmers and non-programmers. Time will blur and destroy this divide, like it did with previous soft technologies writing + money (…).
I'm not taking either path right now. Learning to use technologies like shells, text editors, and programming languages has been pleasurable and useful for me. I don't want to focus or define my career around them, though.
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