In Pictures: Developer divide, 19 generations of computer programmers

From punch cards to JavaScript, computing history owes everything to those who've programmed the machines

Haskell programmers The language of the future offers a functional, statically typed mechanism that can reduce the complexity of event-driven code. The main users are still found in universities, but that's changing as cool open source projects gain traction.

Other language of choice: ML Special skill: Getting around the prohibitions on keeping state around Social media strategy: Alumni Notes, Reddit Other career choice: Professor of mathematics Clothing: Turtleneck sweater with elbow patches Rhetorical tic: "I like my laziness effortless and ubiquitous." Car: Yugo Song: Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Klavierstücke IX" Favorite artifact: Möbius strip

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