The Best Articles in Programming
The most useful articles and videos in Programming from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Programming Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Programming by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- 90% of My Skills Are Now Worth $0
- What Is Code?
- GRID WORLD by Alexander Miller
- Why am I not terrified of AI?
- GitHub Copilot X: The AI-powered developer experience
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Guido van Rossum: Python and the Future of Programming
Guido van Rossum is the creator of Python programming language. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:- GiveDirectly: https://givedirectly...
Creating Web Components - With Special Guest Dave Rupert!
I know basically nothing about web components, so Dave Rupert is joining me to teach me all about how they work! 🔗 Links ✅ Dave's site: https://daverupert.c...
ChatGPT can write better code than me
Check out my courses: https://nickchapsas.comBecome a Patreon and get source code access: https://www.patreon.com/nickchapsasHello everybody I'm Nick and in ...
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New to Programming? These articles make an excellent introduction.
Complete Introduction to the 30 Most Essential Data Structures & Algorithms
Data Structures & Algorithms (DSA) is often considered to be an intimidating topic - a common mis...
What is CORS?
Article explains what is CORS, popular among web developers CORS, what are the common problems and how to fix them.
What Is Code?
If you’re not a professional programmer but you’ve ever used a computer, this article is for you – seriously. You will learn what code is, what software is, how apps get written, and what different programming languages do and why they matter. Plus you’ll get details about other technical issues. Along the way, Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Paul Ford explains the culture and some of the psychology of programming. This delightfully animated article is essential for anyone not in the programming field who uses computers. getAbstract recommends it to everyone interested in learning more about programming, its culture and its principles.
What is Rust and why is it so popular?
Rust has been Stack Overflow's most loved language for four years in a row, indicating that many of those who have had the opportunity to use Rust have fallen in love with it. However, the roughly 97%…
Introduction to Evolutionary Algorithms
A practical introduction on how to program Evolutionary Algorithms in Python to solve optimization tasks.
How to ...?
How to Tool for Developer Productivity
Find out how to develop effective tooling in an efficient manner including build vs buy and success metrics for developer satisfaction & productivity
How To Use Multithreading in Node.js
How To Use Web Components in React
Web Components enable us to develop entirely independently of frontend frameworks.
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Programming with Natural Language Is Actually Going to Work—Stephen Wolfram Writings
Articles by Stephen Wolfram covering artificial intelligence, computational science and computational thinking, data science, education, future and historical perspectives, sciences, software design,…
Measuring Flow and Focus
Focus time is a positive predictor of flow.
Updating my website from my iPad!
How I am able to use github codespaces to develop and push updates to my website, from my iPad.
Rules of Thumb for Software Development Estimations
First, I planned on calling this article “Mastering the Art of Estimations: A Definitive Guide for Developers”, but then who am I to tell you how to
«Instead, I prefer to capture expected-case and worst-case»
Alan Turing’s Most Important Machine Was Never Built
When he invented Turing machines in 1936, Alan Turing also invented modern computing.
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90% of My Skills Are Now Worth $0
...but the other 10% are worth 1000x
GRID WORLD by Alexander Miller
by Alexander Miller When I was a kid, my dad gave me a piece of paper with a grid printed on it. It consisted of larger squares than standard graph paper, about an inch in size. It was basically a…
«When I asked my dad, in the course of writing this essay, where he first encountered a coordinate grid, he told me it was the game Battleship.»
GitHub Copilot X: The AI-powered developer experience
GitHub Copilot is evolving to bring chat and voice interfaces, support pull requests, answer questions, and adopt OpenAI's GPT-4.
Offline Is Just Online With Extreme Latency
I just finished watching “Local-first Software” by Peter Van Hardenberg and loved it! He talks about changing the paradigm we’re currently in where a program runs in the cloud and we look at it when…
A bottom-up, animated guide to HTTP load balancing algorithms.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Programming.
The End of Front-End Development
Large language models like GPT-4 are becoming increasingly capable, at an alarming rate. Within a couple of years, we won't need developers any more! …Or at least, that's the narrative going viral on…
Why am I not terrified of AI?
Every week now, it seems, events on the ground make a fresh mockery of those who confidently assert what AI will never be able to do, or won’t do for centuries if ever, or is incoherent even …
Why ChatGPT Won’t Replace Coders Just Yet
The “bullshit” problem turns up in code, too
Something Pretty Right: A History of Visual Basic
How Visual Basic became the world’s most dominant programming environment, its sudden fall from grace, and why its influence is still shaping the future of software development.
"Clean" Code, Horrible Performance
Many programming "best practices" taught today are performance disasters waiting to happen.
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Stack Overflow empowers the world to develop technology through collective knowledge.
News & guidance for developers from the Google Chrome Developer Relations team.
Smashing Magazine 🇺🇦 🏳️🌈
An online magazine for designers and web developers. Questions? We've got your back: @SmashingSupport, @SmashingConf. Curated by Iris, Vitaly and the team.
Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org
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