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If Programming Languages Were Games [Comic]

Post Author - Mart Virkus Mart Virkus Last Updated:

The only difference between programming and games is that games have win conditions.

JavaScript is Counter-Strike. It looks cool at first but gets worse the more you understand it. At least the community is nice (because they understand each other’s pain).

C++ is Dark Souls. You are killed by the tutorial.

Kotlin is Tetris: built by some Russians and is only famous because a big corporation is supporting it.

Haskell is Dungeons & Dragons. You talk about how you’ve been planning your first campaign for years and all the cool ideas you have, but honestly, are you ever gonna play it for real?

C is Tic-tac-toe: simple, unless you’re playing against the machine.

Java is Doom: runs on three billion devices, including printers and toasters.

Perl is hide-and-seek. Also, it doesn’t matter if you’re hiding, because no one is looking.

Swift is Monopoly: a lesson in corporate greed.

Assembly is a couple of nails and a plank: a poor man’s Lego.

PHP is an elephant beating you to death with a paddle ball.

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What’s with the comics?

Comics are a way for us to blow off some steam and forget the daily horrors of developer life for a while. A bunch of us usually contribute to a comic depending on who happens to be annoyed by what at that given moment. 

We started with them a few years ago (you might remember the one about saving the princess with programming). We’ve made a bunch more since then, so if you’ve got time to kill just click that “Creative” tab at the top of the blog to check them out!

Mart Virkus

Mart has a background in anthropology - a discipline which has turned people-watching into a science. He most enjoys working on projects that make you go from “that’s stupid” to “hmmm”.

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