Jimii's blog

The future is bright.

7 minute read Published: 2021-05-09

If you happen to visit the official sites for most languages (programming) these days, one thing that is most certainly to stands out is that, even though they are technical tool to get the job gone, most of them are going the extra mile to put a smile on the developer. A happy developer is a productive developer as they say. And I personally think that this is the main reason that languages are doing this. Making a developer's life easier. Think about it for a second. What is the point of creating language B, while language A already exists and accomplish the same tasks, churns out the exact same scores when benchmarks are run with no change in developer experience. It is more about the 'developer experience' these days.

Dark Matter & Dark Energy

4 minute read Published: 2021-05-03

Dark matter and dark energy. For quite sometime I struggled with what the two were. At first I thought that the two were one and the same thing, I mean they both had the same work 'dark' in them. But it is unnatural for Physicists to use synonyms to describe similar concepts(take velocity and speed - both describe how fast an object is moving but speed is a scalar quantity while velocity is a vector quantity). So I did what any normal person in my situations would do and turned to my good ol' pal, the internet because it never lies, right? After some time it become clear that, while yes we do know that the two exist, no one know the how, when or why they do. But through numerous experiments, we know more about what dark matter is not.

Going crustaceous with my terminal.

6 minute read Published: 2021-04-09

Okay! Okay! Okay! So not the most creative or original title out there but, hey iris wariris. Creativity ain't one of my strong suits. As a developer one of the most frequent questions you will hear upon encountering a new language will be, 'Well what is it used for?' quickly followed by 'Who uses this?'. This I assume must what going through a developers head as they go through the stack overflow survey and find out that rust is the most loved language. But wait. Didn't the language just hit 1.0 in 2015 ?. Yes! Is it really mature for production use you might ask. Yes. Five years is a really long time in developer years. Several well known companies use rust in production and others are soon set to add to the numbers. While there are many areas where rust is used, I will focus my attention today on command line tools to make the development experience for developers smooth.