Atwood: edit me!
Spolsky: edit me!
Katz: edit me!
Katz: Yeah, and like you could open an alert box and that was like wow. [missing]
Spolsky: And it sort looked like a toy language to so many that it didn't get...you know. It has started as a sort of, I guess, a Sheme implementation.
Atwood: Yeah, that's something I learned from a podcast was that the guy who created it was like a Scheme guru or somehting.
Katz: Yeah, I didn't know that.
Spolsky: It's got the functional programming, it's got the lambdas, it's got some nice stuff in there.
Atwood: You know, it's funny you said you didn't know SQL either. [missing]
Atwood: ... What a great book Code Complete is. In your presentation you said at one point you have analysis paralysis - where you're working on your own thing, there's nobody telling you what to do, and you reach a decision point where you're like "I can't decide what I should be doing or how I'm supposed to be doing this" - there's noone telling me what to do anymore and it's kindof like you don't know what direction to go in, and I believe the slide title was, "Panic," and your solution was to buy a copy of Code Complete. And I'm just imaginging the smoothing, calming voice of Steve McConnell ...