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bio website martypitt.wordpress.com
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I'm a Flex / Java / .NET developer

I work freelance, but contract frequently for Adobe Professional Services.

I'm the lead developer of Marmalade and a contributor to the dpHibernate project.


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Aug
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comment What is the benefit of not using Hungarian notation?
The linked article is fantastic, and highly worth a read. +1
Feb
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Feb
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comment Why isn't there a culture of paying for frameworks?
Good point - although I think it's a pretty fuzzy line distinguishing a product from a framework. People pay for Oracle DB, but not for Hibernate. At the end of the day, all these tools provide value to the people who consume them. I'd argue that Spring provides value in the same way that an IDE does - they are both tools that help their users get a job achieved quicker.
Feb
12
comment Why isn't there a culture of paying for frameworks?
@Orbling I didn't suggest everything was about money. This isn't about absolutes. I'm asking why there isn't a strong business model in this space. The two aren't mutually exclusive.
Feb
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Feb
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comment Why isn't there a culture of paying for frameworks?
Also, there's a fairly well established business model for trading money for romance - depending on your definition of romance.
Feb
12
comment Why isn't there a culture of paying for frameworks?
Thanks for the reponse, but I'm not sure the metaphor holds true. People report bugs for, evangalize etc, Windows, Basecamp, etc. Likewise, many developers recieve more value from Rails than they do from Basecamp - in terms of saving them time & getting to their end-goal faster. I think the distinction between frameworks and products is pretty blurry - eg., Companies will pay for Oracle, but not for Hibernate.
Feb
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