top Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code
I for one welcome our new overlords...
top Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours
This will enure that software run in governents in the EU will be required NOT to use US cloud providers and only use cloud providers that are active in the EU.
top Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?
There is only one programming language that actually makes the code really nice to read; hence making the code elegant: it's called Whitespace (http://compsoc.dur.ac.uk/whitespace/)
top Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?
I understand your frustration on the topic. But I have to say that I am one of the few that actually was forced to learn Java with notepad and a standard JDK without internet. The course was difficult but it made me a very good programmer. If I was to give a course to a newcomer I would still let him at least do one assignment this way.
Back to the original subject: I think that there are a large group of programmers that know how to program but are not really aware on specifics like deployment / tuning / classpath issues / CLR configuration / IIS specifics / etc. These things are taken away from you by using a good IDE and you can still be an good developer. Personally I want to excel in development and have thought myself all others specifics as well.
Just my 2 cents.
top Does Anyone Make a Photo De-Duplicator For Linux? Something That Reads EXIF?
or GWBASIC, using 5.000 lines.
top Ask Slashdot: Configuring Development Environment On a Shared Workstation?
Strange how nobody picked up the more troubling notes from the question. GIS development and
.NET do not really mix that well. If the company (and you) are serious about GIS (or it is a large component) consider switching to Python or Java, or be at the (not so merciful and closed sourced) hands of ESRI. I have been developing a extremely large .NET application suite for the Dutch government for the last 5 years. It is still not working. Problems are the use of Oracle and .NET (Oracle being the biggest problem).
Tooling needed for GIS jobs works with Linux and other open source tooling. Consider PostgreSQL with PostGIS and GeoTools, GeoServer and GDAL/OGR. It's for your own sanity...
top UK Introduces Warrantless Detention
Does that mean that I can digg a hole somewhere in the streets of London (not near a base) and the police can not arrest me?
top Is Computer Science Education Racist and Sexist?
When reading binary the 1's are obviously phallus-symbols.
top Microsoft To Shut Down TechNet Subscription Service
Not just Microsoft. Adobe does the same. In the Netherlands a DIGITAL master suite is like 3 times the price of the US version.
about a year and a half ago
top Unix Turns 40
wonderful, cryptic commands like 'ls, cp, rm, mv, etc.
Never heard of
etc. what does it do?
top Microsoft Raises $3.8B in Bond Sale
He must be talking about ReactOS...
top Zombie Macs Launch DoS Attack
It is why I suspect that antivirus companies are sometimes behind large scale viruses. The companies have so much to gain from an outbreak of a large computer infestation. Did they finally find out who unleased Conficker? Who assures me that they didn't write it? Or that they gave money to some script kiddy or hacker (now cracker) to do this?
top Zombie Macs Launch DoS Attack
that a lot of "pirated" Bit Torrent software contains malware. Not just the Windows versions, but the Mac and Linux and BSD Unix versions as well.
Hold it there: Linux pirated bit torrent software that contains malware? Why use bit torrent if I can apt-get everything?
I think you might want to add the word 'commercial' before the word 'software'.
top Worst Working Conditions You Had To Write Code In?
I start at 7 each day, i'm the guy that has the key to the building. I am also the first to leave...
top Charter Launches 60 Mbps Service
Cable with DOCSYS 2 and up other users should not be a problem. The speed is also being improved. I currently take an all-in-one service from Ziggo a large provider in the Netherlands. I don't pay much and receive 10 Mbit/s with an upload of 1.5 Mbit/s. If i pay more it would become: 20 Mbit/s with 3 Mbit/s up.
Ziggo reported that they would like to upgrade their network to DOCSYS 3 and provide a 100 Mbit/s cable service (I am not aware of the upload speeds).
top Best FOSS Active Directory Alternative?
top Windows Drops Below 90% Market Share
$25 billion? Is that for replacing the broken chairs?
... no for the broken