Simply Jonathan

Strings do too many things 

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This is not really Hillel’s point, but my main gripe with the “static types will save us“ philosophy of some is that there are so many things being represented as just strings, but which have de facto constraints that the type system can’t represent, meaning you either have to rely on runtime validation (which means you haven’t turned them into compile-time errors) or just expect people to adhere to the constraints.

The periodic table of awesoments 

I have no idea what an ‘awesoment’ is supposed to be (well, actually I do — I believe it’s an attempt at making a noun of ‘awesome’, but it seems a weird one to me), but the list is truly awesome.

Particular highlight is the fact that Chuck Norris (11) doesn’t have an abbreviation.

(Via Subtraction)

This is Simply Jonathan, a blog written by Jonathan Holst. It's mostly about technical topics (and mainly the Web at that), but an occasional post on clothing, sports, and general personal life topics can be found.

Jonathan Holst is a programmer, language enthusiast, sports fan, and appreciator of good design, living in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe. He is also someone pretentious enough to call himself the 'author' of a blog. And talk about himself in the third person.