Learning Lua Step-By=Step

This entry is part 2 of 24 in the series Learning Lua Step-By-Step

Learn Lua programming from the ground up with this step-by-step tutorial. Explore the fundamentals of Lua, including data types, console output, and more. Perfect for beginners ages 10 and up.

Words of Encouragement and Acknowledgement of Impostor Syndrome for Developers

Impostor Syndrome, as articulated by this retired engineer, offers a profound insight into the evolution of expertise within one’s field. It delineates a trajectory familiar to many: the initial surge of confidence upon completing a CS course or bootcamp, swiftly followed by the humbling experience of entering the professional sphere and encountering individuals of greater experience and wisdom.

Introduction to Language-Oriented Programming

Explore the synergy between Language-Oriented Programming (LOP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in revolutionizing software development. Learn how domain-specific languages (DSLs) empower developers to express solutions intuitively, and discover the potential of AI in DSL design, development, and usage optimization.

Unraveling Markup Languages: A Comprehensive Guide

Explore the diverse world of markup languages, from HTML to YAML, and discover their applications in web development, data interchange, and documentation. Understand the differences between markup and programming languages, and learn when to use a custom markup language for specialized requirements.

Title: What Every Software Developer Should Know About Unicode

Understanding Unicode is essential for software developers to ensure their applications can handle diverse languages, characters, and text encodings effectively.

A Comprehensive Journey through Character Encodings: From Legacy to Modern Standards

Discover the journey of the Unicode Standard, from its humble beginnings to its pivotal role in shaping global communication. Learn how Unicode addressed the limitations of existing encoding schemes, introduced a vast repertoire of characters, and adapted to include emojis in its universal character encoding scheme.

Tree Rewriting And Shunting Yard Parsers

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Handling Associativity And Precedence in Handwritten Parser

Introduction Last time we discussed our mission, built a lexer and tree printer to be used throughout our experiments, and introduced the Recursive decent parser. Parsing mathematical expressions involves interpreting their structure, which can be complex due to the presence of operators with different precedence levels and associativity rules. In this article series, we delve into

Handling Associativity and Precedence in Handwritten Parsers

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Handling Associativity And Precedence in Handwritten Parser

In the context of Abstract Syntax Trees (ASTs) and parse trees, the terms “higher” and “lower” precedence, as well as tree “depth,” take on a different meaning due to the way parsers traverse the tree structure. In this context, “higher” precedence refers to nodes that are deeper in the tree, further away from the root. When parsers descend into the tree to evaluate expressions or execute algorithms, they typically start at the root and move downwards towards the leaves. Therefore, nodes that are deeper in the tree, or have a higher depth, are processed first, followed by nodes closer to the root. Conversely, nodes closer to the root have lower depth and are processed later in the parsing or evaluation process. This understanding is crucial for parsers and algorithms that rely on tree traversal to correctly interpret and evaluate expressions or perform other operations on tree structures. I have heard these terms used in reverse and for trees in general, this may be correct. I mention this because it can cause confusion, it is worth clarifying these terms when conversing with others.

Exploring the Contrast: Switch Statements vs. Pattern Matching in Programming

Explore the differences between switch statements and pattern matching in programming. Learn about their syntax, capabilities, and use cases to make informed decisions in your code.

Mastering Language Transitions: Techniques for Seamless Code Migration

Transitioning between programming languages is a common challenge for developers. Whether moving from Java to JavaScript, JavaScript to TypeScript, or C/C++ to Zig, mastering the nuances of each language is essential for seamless code migration. In this article, we explore techniques to overcome syntax confusion, leverage language-specific conventions, and navigate language transitions with confidence and proficiency.