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comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
@Display Name, its not completely wrong. You need a mac to legally create iPhone/iPad apps. It can be done illegally using a Hackintosh or virtual machine but speaking from experience, its not worth the time and effort.
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answered Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
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comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
I've had xCode crash on me numerous times. It is a good IDE but overall I think netbeans is better. Have you ever tried SciTE text editor? I always use it for development, its extremely light weight and IMO is a great example of how simplicity is genius.
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comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
I have never understood why people say this, the iPhone has a great UI but OSx is very average. It pays more attention to detail but I don't think its better than Ubuntu.
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comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
@aqua Actually full time iPhone app developers don't have a choice. You need a Mac to develop iPhone apps. Its just one of many ways Apple squeeze money out of people.
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accepted Does reflection in Java make its functions “first class”
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comment Does reflection in Java make its functions “first class”
Yea, I see what you mean. Hmm, Is there much benefit in using that proc object over a plain old closure?
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comment What do you think was a poor design choice in Java?
@jsternberg Not being able to reverse a string is hardly an API failure. I mean, How often do you need to reverse a string?
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comment What do you think was a poor design choice in Java?
I never really thought about it, I just got on with it but your right about Java's exception handling. Its a real pain in the ass. All that extra code!!
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comment Could you blend java and javascript?
The trouble is when the thing you like in one language is the thing you don't like in another yet in a different context is something you really like. Confused? For example, I like static typing because it makes me much more productive in IDE's but I like dynamic typing because it makes me more productive outside of IDE's and gives me more flexibility. You see, I like both approaches depending on the context. Some languages try to give you the best of both, like Objective-C, although really Objective-C is a statically typed language.