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May
16
comment How do I convince the IT department to relax Antivirus settings on my PC
keep up the good fight!
Feb
1
comment Low latency technologies for c++, c# and java?
"nobody posts just low latency job role with no other clues or explanations" , oh yes they do. Maybe the only other thing they add is C# or Java or C+, if you find an add that is more explanatory then please send me a link. I have not seen any job ads being posted by technical people, only job agents.
Apr
12
comment Can you get in trouble using programming forums or Q&As at work?
@TheLQ: What problem? What is unethical/unprofessional/x (where x is anything that one would be ashamed to admit) about seeking the professionals advice? Next we would be asking for permission to bring refrence books to work. What is an argument that an employer can have against their programmer to leverage the hive mind of thousands of better progremmers to help him/her to do a better job for their company? I am just intrested in knowing any logic that can justify banning programming forums. The doctos consult the Medical Databases before writing a prescription (or shouldn't they?).
Apr
12
comment Can you get in trouble using programming forums or Q&As at work?
+1 and I agree with Brian, What doeas it mean to ask for permission to use a reference resource? This is not pre school, in a professional environment reference materials are a must to use and not just optional.
Apr
11
comment Can you get in trouble using programming forums or Q&As at work?
@FXquincy : What do you mean he used it against you? And did you just let him/her pay you out for associating with better programmers? I think they just didn't want to give you a raise, using SO was just some screwed excuse to justify it. I am really intrested in what they used as an argument to justify using a web site with experts for free helping their programmer. I really think you have been had. Also I agree with ChrisF, he should have noted you as what is the issue, but just keeping it to himself to use it against you later (for whatever reason) is deceptive and bad management practice.
Jan
16
comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Murph : I totally agree with you, the effects are not permenant, I can't remember a single thing from gwBasis anymore. Turbo Pascal was not really OO, with Delphi it became OO but not ure OO like C# and Java.
Jan
16
comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Murph :... you can see that by the overuse of the static classes methods, when people move from procedural to OO, even when the language stays the same (like turbo pascal to Delphi) .
Jan
16
comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Murph : I was not discrediting the programmers, just that learning one thing effects the other. When I learned Delphi, I actively tried to forget VB. Doing the things only within Delphi framework. I ended up working in a place where they moved from VB to Delphi. But the structure and feel of code was still VB! in Effect they did the whole thing in VB using Pascal syntax, It was distinctly different from a true Delphi structure. Even Turbo Pascal does not carry well to Delphi, the first one is procedural, and people end up creating procedural non-OO code when they move to Delphi,...
Jan
16
comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Murph : I did gwBasic->Basic->Pascal->Delphi->Java->C# , moving from Basic to Pascal was a struggle, since I had already established ideas that would have not worked when moved across. also Moving from Delphi->Java and Java->C# was not easy, but not simply because of the language ( Java and C# almost look identical ). I have seen non OO programs being written in OO languages, the person carries over the ideas that were ok in their previous environment to the new one, and instead of learning the new paradigm, tries to hammer the old pegs into new holes.
Jan
16
comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Pemdas : how many bilingual people do you know that they speak their second language better than or just as good as the first one? Once somebody leans a language, it effects the way they learn their second language. They would constantly revert back to what they know. With human languages people call it poor language skills but yet can understand him, however a compiler is not as forgiving.
Jan
16
comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Jason Baker : No it is not OOP, it is Object Based but not Object Oriented : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object-based_language
Jan
16
comment Why is Visual Basic easier to learn than Java for COBOL developers?
@Pemdas : It is not learning VB6 that is destructive, but learning it prior to learning Java. The framework that VB6 uses compromises learning of Java's frame work. Even learning VB6 before learning VB.net causes problems. Why not teach Java first, which is a more up do date language than VB6 and then teach the archaic VB6?
Jan
15
comment Do most programmers copy and paste code?
The fastest way to import code is by copy and paste but one should review and if needed modify the code before plunking it into a project and forget about it.