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comment Is it unusual for a small company (15 developers) not to use managed source/version control?
Version control was easy to set up using Source Safe and SVN. Even CVS. (Git is NOT easy to set up and use in a Windows environment)
Oct
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comment Is it unusual for a small company (15 developers) not to use managed source/version control?
Developers not using source control is equivalent to surgeons not washing their hands or using dirty utensils to operate. It is professionally incompetent and there is no excuse for that kind of malpractice.
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comment What are your favorite version control systems?
git sucks on windows, has a ridiculous learning curve and having to run cleanup on the repo is just lame.
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comment Why the current enthusiasm for Functional Programming?
Yeah - FP was already old I think when I was using Scheme as an undergrad at Columbia in 1989. It's the shiny new thing I guess.
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comment Is it still worth learning desktop gui development?
@Mike M - that's not ridiculously obscure. At my previous job I worked on Navy shipboard software. Those also are likely not to be in the cloud. The domains that I work in will likely not migrate - they have to be local for latency and hardware interface reasons. The web is nice, but some of us still work in the native app area for a reason.
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comment Is it still worth learning desktop gui development?
That is total BS. I am working on a latency measurement app that has to be located locally in order to measure and display in "real-time" the latencies of market data delivery. This kind of thing will NEVER be moved to the cloud.
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comment What are some famous one-liner or two-liner programs and equations?
Thanks for noticing!
Nov
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revised Whats the greatest most impressive programing feat you ever witnessed?
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answered Whats the greatest most impressive programing feat you ever witnessed?
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comment Can a non-programmer successfully run a software company?
I was very familiar with John T and his public comments at one time. Since leaving the company I have not kept up. There is nothing new there. He's a great front man - he speaks pretty well, is good looking and personable. The board did a good job finding someone to boost the shareholders' value. It was rather funny - I worked on the pcAnywhere product and at the time it accounted for 1/4 of the revenue and at least that in profits but they didn't like that as it was not the "Direction" of the company. But they couldn't get rid of it - it made so much of the money...
Nov
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comment Can a non-programmer successfully run a software company?
Yes, VERY expensive windows boxes. They differentiate on price... and how they control their boxes.
Nov
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answered What are some things you have read that inspired and guided you as a programmer?