Static vs Dynamic Typing

1 mainIf you are a programmer, you must have heard the terms “static typing” and “dynamic typing” being thrown around a lot. When we talk about programming languages, this is an important feature that tends to significantly affect the programs written in that language. In the spirit of simplicity, I will try to keep this post as code-free as possible. Actually, you don’t have to know any programming language in particular to understand this concept. If you are doing a hobby project or doing something simple, this will not come into picture and it will not affect your code as such. As you build bigger systems, static and dynamic typing will become a big concern. If you are not fully aware of the limitations of a given programming language, you will end up spending a lot of time in code maintenance. So it’s always good to know some of these things. Alright, so what exactly is it about? Does it really matter that much?   Continue reading “Static vs Dynamic Typing”