InfoWorld's Test Center picks the best open source development tools of 2011
Some programmers love to use every parenthesis and curly bracket that they can fit, just because it makes it absolutely clear how the logic should unfold. Others find them a terrible imposition and look for every chance to avoid them.
There's something clean and beautiful about the code, but it also might seem a bit more cryptic. When you unpack a conditional, you might have to think for a second to remember what will get executed and what won't. There are no curly brackets to spell it out for you. Perhaps it's just a matter of what you're used to reading. But it's perfect for people who don't want to lift a little finger.
The Bossies 2011 index:
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