Peter Boughton

News

  1. 16 Jul 2015

    Tonight I gave a presentation on Password Security at the 5th Digital Croydon event. Read more.

  2. 10 Nov 2014

    Over a year and a half with no news? Not quite. A few of the highlights.

  3. 13 Mar 2013

    In June I will be speaking at the Scotch on the Rocks web developer conference in Edinburgh. More details.

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About

I'm an amateur photographer; I both capture pure photos and create manipulated images.

I'm an advocate of usability, creating tools that empower all humans.

I blog about programming and web development topics at Sorcerer's Tower.

I'm a keen boulderer, and climb regularly at Craggy2.


A programming language is what programmers use in order to instruct a computer on the steps required to achieve a particular task.

Like traditional/written languages, there are certain grammatical and semantic rules and if you don't follow them the computer wont know what you're trying to say.

Of course, even when you do follow the rules, the computer still doesn't understand what you want it to do, and simply follows the instructions you supplied to the letter - this disconnect being one of the many factors resulting in buggy software.