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A podcast about computers and computer programs and why.

Why Are Computers Tom Stuart

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A podcast about computers and computer programs and why.

    Why Are Computers 4: Seemingly Disconnected Things

    Why Are Computers 4: Seemingly Disconnected Things

    Chris Patuzzo tells the story of creating the Sentient programming language, with diversions into NAND to Tetris, self-enumerating pangrams, the boolean satisfiability problem, and The Witness.

    Why Are Computers 3: Ways to Be Less Clever

    Why Are Computers 3: Ways to Be Less Clever

    Sandi Metz and Katrina Owen reflect upon the process of writing a book together, the secrets of building good software, and the logistics of the self-publishing business.

    Why Are Computers 2: This Increasingly Complicated World

    Why Are Computers 2: This Increasingly Complicated World

    James Edward Gray II doubles down on Twitter arguments about static type systems, modern software tooling, the mind-expanding effects of being a polyglot programmer, and the design possibilities of massively concurrent systems.

    Why Are Computers 1: A Fairly Deep Yak Shave

    Why Are Computers 1: A Fairly Deep Yak Shave

    James Coglan talks about the lengthy process of creating Terminus and Faye, thinking through coding, software as argument, maintaining open source projects, JavaScript in web apps, and his upcoming JavaScript testing book.

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6 Ratings

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Intriguing, funny, clever

A fascinating podcast about the deep realities of making computers work. And play.

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