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I have been and hope to get there eventually!

Now I want to know the history of how they came up with that color scheme and

Oh yea! I remember that one from my mom's IBM.

That's right! Now I remember. Hahahaha.

These are really neat ideas. I always say write something you want to use that is of reasonable scope. These fit that bill.

Good inspiration for beginners. I would say after you've trained your coding skills choose an open source project for contributing.

@Hank G
I always say write something you want to use that is of reasonable scope.
Agreed. This is what I'm doing right now in between jobs to gain an entry-level understanding of rust (programming language).

Oh yes they make fucking amazing software!
First contact came with ReSharper in C#
Then also later Pycharm and Web/Phpstorm.
Only for Java I stick to eclipse.

@Christoph S Mine was with IntelliJ but I have fallen in love with their entire software suite. I use Rider for C# development on Linux and macOS unless I can't avoid firing up Windows and VisualStudio. I've had great success with their CLion IDE as well. I'm happy to pay for their Ultimate license subscription every year :).

Thanks for sharing the data in this very accessible way @TheEconomist !

Wow never thought I'd have seen that! Bravo!

open source improves code in the same way peer review improves research, but generally speaking it’s not in itself a radical act. just like peer review, bad actors can hack it to serve themselves — like fash do.

However peer reviews is based on reputation while open source is based on cooperation. Researchers are in competition between them and they try to blast other researches as much as they can while other try to cheat to grow up in reputation. There is not cheating behind open source because it doesn't make any sense and the reputation is based on quality and quantity of commits, in other words engagement!

I think there can be the same cut throat dynamic in open source as well but the big advantage open source has over peer review is that it all happens in the open.

It is actually a big advantage...

In the Brooklyn Museum's Egyptian exhibit they had a little funerary statue of a dog and the card says the inscription translates to something akin to "useless".