Episode 32 – Benefit of Dynamic Typing, PS3 Jailbreak, Verizon iPhone
I caught a thread on the Scala-User mailing list recently where a person asked what the "Benefit of dynamic typing" was. Might be a bit of a one sided debate on a Scala list considering Scala is statically typed and you'd think its users would prefer the same. Turns out the Scala community comes from a fairly broad background, and there were some pretty good arguments put forth in favour of Dynamic Typing. What to know before debating type systems was a great link which popped up in the thread, highly recommend reading it.
In this episode we are simply kicking the tires around the topic of Dynamic vs. Static typing, in a future cast we'll try and give a go at debating the subject with people on both sides of the fence.
In other news George Hotz, who you may know if you've ever run blackra1n on your iPhone, felt the full force of Sony when he announced he discovered the key which allows you to sign your own software and run it on a Sony PS3. Because, you know, the PS3 your shelled out hundreds of dollars for obviously doesn't really belong to you, so you can't do with it as you please :S