Programmers think dynamic languages like Python are easier to use than static ones, but why? I look at uniquely dynamic programming idioms and their static alternatives, identifying a few broad trends that impact language usability.
While the modern programming language Haxe is well-known in some circles, many developers have never heard of it. Yet since it first appeared in 2005, it's been battle-tested by its loyal---if rather quiet---following. It boasts a pragmatic and mature combination of features for development in business, gaming, and even academic contexts.
Speakers hesitate or make brief pauses filled with sounds like 'uh' or 'uhm' mostly before nouns. Such slow-down effects are far less frequent before verbs, as researchers working together with an international team have now discovered by looking at examples from different languages.