• Will Fastie: How to speak machine

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    ISSUE 19.23 • 2022-06-06


    Chris Husted

    By Chris Husted

    This newsletter’s editor in chief is proficient in more than 16 programming languages. At many of them, he’s an expert. That’s what happens when you understand how a computer works at the most fundamental level.

    Of course, some of those languages are related to or derivative of other languages, such C and C++. “I call them all languages because they are languages. You must understand the syntax. You must understand what the words you are writing mean. You must understand how they are applied. It is a translation of a set of requirements into something that is actionable,” says Will.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.23.0, 2022-06-06).
    This story also appears in our public Newsletter.