The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1563)

The Language Wars Are Over: ChatGPT Won

When I started at, Python was our language of choice. It was fast to write and easy to read. It fit our brains well and it’s juuuust performant enough for a realtime analytics system. The choice was explicit: prioritize developer time and happiness over machine time and cost. ChatGPT and Github Copilot are upending that calculus. Over the next few years, developer unfriendly languages will become more appealing because LLMs will paper over the unpleasantness of actually writing code in them....

April 5, 2023