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Sep
20
comment OS choice for functional developing
the scala plugin for IntelliJ is also free, but I would still recommend Eclipse.
Jun
25
comment What to do with a 7 button mouse as a programmer?
Mine isn't wireless, but otherwise identical: gadget-paradise.com/0010/hama/computer/wireless-laser-mouse
Jun
25
comment What to do with a 7 button mouse as a programmer?
@marcelo: Then I suggest you buy one and do that. I bought mine for 12€...
Jun
25
comment What to do with a 7 button mouse as a programmer?
@kevin: good for you, not relevant to the question though
May
28
comment Do resumable exceptions make any sense?
Java does not have resumable exceptions and this question is a bit too argumentative for SO, I think.
Mar
30
comment Functional Languages that compile to Android's Dalvik VM?
As long as you don't use large parts of scala's class library, there should not be any significant performance penalty. Also, you can automate the whole process with maven.
Mar
24
comment What is TCL, and is it a marketable skill?
seriously? you couldn't find out what tcl is by using wikipedia?
Mar
22
comment What defines a “cutting edge” technology?
@Vinoth: The target audience consists of naive, easily impressed people looking for a job.
Mar
22
comment What defines a “cutting edge” technology?
Nothing defines a technology as cutting edge. It is quite naive to assume every phrase in a job ad has a well defined meaning.
Feb
12
comment If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
i guess i will have to make some python experiments...
Feb
11
comment If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
In a closure I can access a variable in the same ways I normally can. This is true of Haskell's and Ruby's closures, but not of Python's or Java's poor substitutes. Maybe someone else can enlight us about erlang, I don't know it that well.
Feb
11
comment If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
@btilly: I wouldn't consider it a closure if you can't assign to a variable that is in scope. Otherwise we'd have to say that Java has closures too, since you can use the same trick there.
Feb
10
comment It's 2011 - why do I still have to use tables for email?
It's 2011 - Why do you still think HTML in emails is a good idea?
Feb
10
comment Does this have a name? DRY overloading?
If this is a pattern then you could as well call "i++" the "index incrementation pattern".
Feb
10
comment If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
@corriganjc: Ruby has continuations, too. Also, I wouldn't consider continuation to be a functional programming feature.
Feb
9
comment How can I improve the way I make changes to an Index page?
The 'magic' solution is to use a CMS, but since you already have an existing system...
Feb
9
comment How to decide on a price for the project as a freelancer
@Shekkar: if you suggest a price that will certainly get you the job, the suggested price is too low almost by definition
Feb
4
comment If we can do functional programming with Python, do we need a specific functional programming language?
@Jonas: Thanks for the suggestions, I added them to the answer.
Jan
28
comment Why should I learn to make apps for Windows Phone 7 instead of Android?
@Mark I know. That's why I made it an answer. :) You have no humor, right?
Jan
17
comment Your experience with haxe and other languages that compile to PHP?
Thanks for your answer. Did you have any issues calling php from haxe or vice versa?