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Been paid for developing for a couple decades, in addition to the assembly, Basic, and DB III I learned for the fun of it. Most of my professional career has been spent developing server systems and web applications.

Some things I have come to believe are:

  • Simplicity is hard, but oh so necessary
  • The hardest problem is understanding
  • Users are great, they keep you humble

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comment Is there a software development methodology that is best suited for iPhone Development?
It only makes a difference if you want to sell your app... However, if you want to have an app to sell (or approve), the basics above apply.
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comment When is Java a good choice for web development?
@Raynos, to be clear, there are no official C APIs that allow all these things to happen without any change to the source code. However, there are a few third party APIs that allow you to do something similar. The core C language purposely stayed out of attempting to do that, and for good reason. There are things you can do in C that you could never do in Java--such as create the OS to begin with.
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comment When is Java a good choice for web development?
@Raynos, if only that were true. Unfortunately, unless you have the same standard libraries on all platforms, that cannot hold true. The core C language is very portable, I give you that. However, anything that is OS specific (like creating a thread, opening a socket, or creating a UI element) has something in the API that cannot be ported with a simple recompile. With Java, no recompile is necessary, much less changing the code to use the new system API.
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