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Jul
16
comment Programmer aptitude test
@Casey, I don't see the distinction. What is engineering, if not solving problems?
Mar
24
comment Why can't there be an “universal” programming language that serves all purposes?
Machine language is not universal; not even close. Each machine has its own language.
Mar
24
answered Why can't there be an “universal” programming language that serves all purposes?
Mar
18
answered Is OOP hard because it is not natural?
Feb
22
answered Why OOP is enforced in Java and C#?
Feb
22
answered Arguments for a coding standard?
Feb
22
answered Are Java's public fields just a tragic historical design flaw at this point?
Feb
13
comment How could we rewrite the 'No Evil' license to make it 'free'?
This is still non-free
Feb
12
answered How could we rewrite the 'No Evil' license to make it 'free'?
Jan
22
comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
not helping ...
Jan
22
comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
I still don't understand what it is. Seriously, if it's something well known in your culture, don't just assume that every one in the world knows what it is.
Jan
6
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Jan
1
comment Programmer aptitude test
@Brennan: The only math I found similar to programming was Discrete Math in university. Most other math we studied was about mindlessly applying rules and formulas to solve some sort of an equation. You can argue that's not true math, but it doesn't matter to this discussion.
Dec
31
comment Why do so few large websites run a Microsoft stack?
Many people get windows for free. Specially the programmers/geeky types who can easily find a torrent for it. Also, many hacker types get Macs, which is rather expensive. As for the tools, well, the free Unix tools are available for windows too, and windows has its own free tools that are not available for Unix.
Dec
31
comment Programmer aptitude test
Well, it's a complicated field, if you approach it head on you will fail. Everyone who started programming started with easy stuff, and believed that it's really easy. That belief will likely be maintained through out their learning experience. You never realize how complicated it is until you look back, or watch someone struggle with something that you find very basic.
Dec
31
comment Why do so few large websites run a Microsoft stack?
It's not like they would love to move to windows but it's too late. They most likely don't ever want to move. The only reason people move from Linux to Windows is to play video games because video card drivers for Linux suck.
Dec
31
answered Why do so few large websites run a Microsoft stack?
Dec
31
comment Programmer aptitude test
That's a very complicated test. If someone told me to take the test before delving into programming I would've been scared off. OK, maybe I wouldn't care, but anyone who would take the test seriously would be scared off.
Dec
31
answered Programmer aptitude test
Dec
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