Long gone are the days when we nestled our code all snuggly-deep into the recesses of our compilers, hidden from the world at large. Or scooted our wee little ones off, in hushed tones, to our script interpreters so they could quietly execute our beloved batch jobs.
No, we live in another time now.
Light-weight scripting and markup have broadened the code-crunching craft to include individuals with a distinctively increased awareness of social decorum and, dare I say, creative aptitude.
That’s just a fancy way of saying coding of all stripes is now “hip” enough to gain visibility and favor in the public eye and hence we have programmers “injecting code” into… um… wedding cakes? But that’s not the best part! What’s terrific is that this was a real, tried and true question that was crowd-sourced and answered via one of my top 10 programming resources StackOverflow.
Maybe we’ve been doing this all along and the difference is we now have the social media platforms in place to discover them? All I know is that I’m glad to finally have rock solid photo evidence that cupcakes really are “universal.”
Have you found code in unexpected places? Do tell.