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Why I Love These Markup Languages

Around this time last year, I wrote a brief introduction to various markup languagesfor this column. The topic of language selection has come up several times recently, so I thought it might be time to revisit the subject with my biases more overt. I'm here to explain why I prefer the languages I...
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Confronting Jargon

Throughout my software engineering career, I’ve struggled with and against jargon. Intellectually, I understand jargon as a set of specialized terms meant to facilitate smooth and precise communication, particularly in a professional context. It binds groups together: it’s the secret handshake, the...
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Stack Overflow Reimagines Documentation

Stack Overflow is bringing gamification to the sometimes dreary labor of software documentation. On Thursday, the company launched Documentation, a new service that aims to document the workings of every software program not behind corporate firewalls. Since its launch in 2008, Stack Overflow has...
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