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End-user programming
Today’s software apps are like appliances: we can only use the capabilities exactly as programmed by the developer. What if we, and all computer users, could reach in and modify our favorite apps? Or even create new apps on the fly according to our needs in the moment?

This is end-user programming, a vision for empowered computing pursued by bright-eyed computer science visionaries. Its rich history reaches back to the 1960s with programming environments like Smalltalk and Logo. Notable successes since then include Unix, the spreadsheet, Hypercard, and HTML. And today, newcomers like Zapier, Coda, and Siri Shortcuts are trying their own approaches to automation and dynamic modeling.
development  programming 
4 weeks ago by kkennedy
inessential: Elementary Swift: Catching the Actual Error
I figured that, inside the block, there would be that magic error variable, and it would be typed as VendingMachineError. Like this: catch is VendingMachineError { doSomething(with: error) }.
development 
may 2019 by kkennedy

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