Yes yes, I am aware that '\n' writes a newline in UNIX while for Windows there is the two character sequence: '\r\n'. All this is very nice in theory, but my question is why? Why the carriage return ...
What features is Windows missing that can improve the productivity of a programmer. I know a lot of people would want some features from Linux and OSX ported or being created for Windows as well. What ...
Is there any good reason (except "GCC is better") to use the MinGW win32api/headers/libs with LLVM/Clang. Suppose that in two to three years, Clang has matured enough (in C++0x and performance) that ...
Have you ever hated a framework/programming language/platform but you eventually became curious in learning?
Little background: I've always been kind of a Microsoft hater. A while ago just the fact of learning a something like C# scared me. I was only interested in opensource project and programming ...
We have a situation where our users need to geocode a location (programmatically turn a description into latitude/longitude coordinates) from within an application unable to show a graphic image. ...
Let's say you know of an anonymous noobie that wants to be lead upon the path of righteousness. This noobie wants to use some sort of source control tools simply for the experience of using source ...
I am looking for a theme with gadgets that will make my life easier as a programmer. Googling from the desktop is one feature I am looking for. Integration with SharePoint or other bug trackers are ...
In the spirit of getting new people on the project up to speed and leveraging their familiarity with existing Windows tools, what are possible options for cross-platform editing/development? Of ...
Ok looking for some really subjective answers. My company has traditionally been a Linux shop, we manufacture and sell purpose built boxes for video security. We recently decided to build an ...
When programming for a new platform, do you change the keyboard mapping to what you're familiar with?
I've been a Windows programmer for a decade or more now, and I'm currently doing my first ever Macintosh project. One of the things that is driving me bonkers is how the keyboard maps differently. ...
What is the recommended User Account Control (UAC) setting when developing on Windows? Even on Win7 I find it annoying enough to turn it off (because it makes me more productive with it off) but ...
I see a lot of programmers (and, generally, tech people) using the old "Classic theme" in Windows instead of Aero (or Luna in Windows XP) for reasons like "it is faster" or "I don't want eye-candy". ...