By David M. Berry (auth.)
This publication is a severe advent to code and software program that develops an realizing of its social and philosophical implications within the electronic age. Written particularly for individuals attracted to the topic from a non-technical history, the e-book presents a full of life and fascinating research of those new media forms.
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This means that code runs sequentially (even in parallel systems the separate threads run in an extremely pedestrian fashion), and therefore its repetitions and ordering processes are uniquely laid out as stepping stones for us to follow through the code, but in action it can run millions of times faster than we can think – and in doing so introduce qualitative changes that we may miss if we focus only on the level of the textual. Although the speed at which computers work may seem unbelievable, it is interesting to note that if the speeds of the computers were slowed down, we would be able to watch our computers ‘tick’ through their actions in real time.
IDE, compiler) In addition to the habituation and education of programmers are the constraints offered by the programming environments themselves which can be very unforgiving. Punctuation, for example, is part of the syntax of programming languages and misplaced punctuation can cause all sorts of strange bugs and errors to occur.
12 This complexity adds to the difficulty of understanding code, as Minsky observes, When a program grows in power by an evolution of partially understood patches and fixes, the programmer begins to lose track of internal details, loses the ability to predict what will happen, begins to hope instead to know, and watches the results as though the program were an individual whose range of behaviour is uncertain… This is already true in some big programs… it will soon be much more acute… large heuristic programs will be developed and modified by several programmers, each testing them on different examples from different [remotely located computer] consoles and inserting advice independently.