There is nothing more cringe-inducing than seeing somebody try to program something without actually knowing what's going on. With some exceptions, programming allows you to know precisely what's going on. Not knowing how something works should trigger some alarm bells.
Magic might be an ancient form of "programming" nature where most of knowledge has actually been lost. Without factual information, only rituals were kept and some basic notions.
I wouldn't be surprised if in 1000 years or so we have a high-priest class of programmers that need to take care of computerized systems so old they forgot the logic behind them. They will basically become magicians.
As Apache NetBeans became a top level Apache project and finished the incubation process I was asked for an interview and my photo. Only ...
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Using the nice META-INF/service, one can declare it's own little status-bar piece by implementing StatusLineElementProvider . You basic...