Podcast #128: We chat with Kent C Dodds about why he loves React and discuss what life was like in the dark days before Git. Listen now.


Started hacking in 1975. Haven't stopped. Currently happiest in Perl, Lisp and C/C++. Have done well writing interfaces for chess engines. Use chess as a way to learn a new (to me) language.

Least I forget (and I did :) ) I started TeX-ing after returning from the 2nd West Coast Computer Faire. I spent a fair amount of time talking to a fellow hacker who was porting TeX to an 8-bit environment. Don't remember if he succeeded or not (memory may not be the first to go, but go it does) but I do remember that I owned a PDP-11/23 at that time and I believe that DECUS had a usable version. Primary problem was that this was a bit before the arrival of either Laser Printers or Postscript. But once all of the necessary ingredients were put together I fell into the land of good looking documents. I have to say that it helped that my Father-In-Law owned and used two Franklin printing presses and was kind enough to let me play---good old days indeed.

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