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Sep
23
comment How to morph from a programmer noob to a guru?
even better - a database is just a filing cabinet
Sep
18
comment What is the preferred strategy for editing data from a database?
do not use a hex editor! found that out the hard way! (:-D)
Nov
29
comment The future of desktop application development
Nonsense "you can't predict"... the biggest driver of technology is money and desktop apps is where the big money is (because of licencing models). I doubt any mining company is going to simulate their operations on a web app that uses a subscription model! The web has it's place, but it's a limited place. If I make a $10,000 piece of software, you can bet your house I'm going to tie your licence to your MAC address not to your browser cookies!
Nov
29
comment The future of desktop application development
@TZHX: common misconception is that apps run faster on "servers", but this is not the case because of the way most servers are configured and used. You'd have to disable many services in a Windows server to end up with the high end HW spec workstation you think your app would run on. Servers are not generally optimised at all, hardly any companies bother going through the exercise. They expect it to perform straight out of the box, then they're shocked when performance isn't as impressive as they thought it would be.
Nov
29
comment ERP/CRM Systems. Desktop Based ? Web based?
A good desktop application framework (doesn't exist yet) will nullify all of the mentioned "advantages" of web apps. I wouldn't drive a diesel over petrol even if it came with free servicing. It just sounds ugly. Likewise, web apps can never be more responsive than their desktop counterparts. If my favourite car is only available in diesel then I guess I have no choice, but you can bet your house I'll be switching to the petrol model as soon as it's made available. :-)
Nov
29
comment Is it still worth learning desktop gui development?
It's always harder to do things with tools that are more limited, that doesn't make it "more complex". It makes it more of a hassle.