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Just another nobody out in the world, banging out some code from time to time...


Oct
23
comment Visual studio for Windows XP
Why are you developing in XP? Is it your target, or do you just not want to upgrade to 7?
Oct
18
comment Why are Java servers so scarce and costly?
I can't see PHP replacing Java. PHP itself is in dire need of replacement. They're BOTH heading the way of COBOL at this point.
Oct
18
comment Why are Java servers so scarce and costly?
Bad question, faulty assumptions.
Oct
16
comment Are there such thing as assembly SDK's?
I've still got my copy of SA 2.0 at home. Excellent library, I didn't make super heavy use of it back in the day, but the parts I needed really helped speed up development work! Just thinking about it makes me want to drag my old 8088 machine out of the closet and start hacking on it again! :-)
Oct
15
comment Hiring developers - listing IDE as a requirement?
@StevenBurnap Eclipse might be a good example of one where experience would be a benefit. Does everything you need, but it's so counterintuitive to use that it takes people a LOOONG time to get up to speed on it.
Oct
10
comment Is it the job of a developer to suggest IT requirements?
This. The IT team has no idea how demanding your app may be. Without that knowledge, providing a server is a stab in the dark. If they don't know and have to provide a server, you're usually going to get something monstrously oversized as they don't want to undersize. Unless, of course, there's no budget, then you'll get stuck on the tiny server and blamed for every performance problem they ever have.
Oct
4
comment How long can a programmer concentrate in a day?
Once you get past all that, about 6 hours seems to be the average "useful" coding time per day.
Oct
3
comment Is the creator of a piece of software bound by the license he gives it?
Hence why some consider the GPL a "virus" that "contaminates" everything downstream. :-)
Oct
3
answered Why would an employer ask for a 'long' code sample?
Oct
3
comment Why most use Cygwin and not Uwin?
Hard to use something one has never heard of, and well, Uwin is virtually unknown in the community.
Sep
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
30
comment Windows 8 development in Mac
No, iOS development requires a Mac and OS X licensing doesn't allow for VMs on on Mac hardware. I have a Mac off to the side that I VNC into (from my Windows box) for my iOS development needs.
Aug
8
comment Is it wise to be going back and forth between two programming languages?
I'm not sure how anyone could be an effective programmer at all without using at least 3 languages on a regular basis.
Aug
7
answered Do you generally keep your “scratch code”? What's the best way of keeping past ideas organized?
Aug
2
answered Working on multiple things at work?
Aug
1
answered Biggest obstacles to working on a group project
Jul
17
comment Is anything in programming truly evil?
Even more evil than setjmp/longjmp is using setjmp/longjmp to implement a poor man's super lightweight threading library (as I've seen done way back in the DOS days). Delightfully evil code! :-)
Jul
17
comment Is anything in programming truly evil?
I'm coming to the conclusion that pretty much anything that Adobe and Apple do is evil.
Jul
17
comment Is anything in programming truly evil?
Just PHP. Everything else is just annoying rather than truly evil. :-)
Jul
11
comment How Can I Know Whether I Am a Good Programmer?
They won't tell you though. However, if they don't invite you to go along on lunch runs, that'd be an indicator that you're not making it...