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Ask Slashdot: "Real" Computer Scientists vs. Modern Curriculum?

c++ Speaking from the interviewer side (637 comments)

The primary thing I notice about fresh Java school grads is that there's nothing in their resume that tells me they can tackle hard problems. No pointers. No lambda functions. No backtracking. No first-class continuations. All the stuff that used to weed out people in CS programs is gone; that means I have to do the weeding. At least Javascript has brought some of that back.

about a month and a half ago
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Ruby 2.1.0 Released

c++ Red title? (65 comments)

Why does Ruby get its own color?

about 9 months ago
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Is Ruby Dying?

c++ Re:But Node.JS IS WEBSCALE (400 comments)

The event/callback/state machine model is a pain to program in, but at least you don't have race conditions on shared data.

Tell this to the patients that were killed by the Therac-25. It had a race condition even though it was an event-based system that didn't use true threads.

about 9 months ago
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Speed Test 2: Comparing C++ Compilers On WIndows

c++ Re:Representative benchmarks? (132 comments)

In other words, I have no reason to assign any meaning to these numbers.

Given the reaction to the previous article I don't know what this guy is even trying to do.

And why 6084? What is so special about that number?

6084 / 2 % 100 == 42

That is meaning enough.

about 10 months ago
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Speed Test 2: Comparing C++ Compilers On WIndows

c++ Generated code speed (132 comments)

This doesn't test the speed of generated code. I like to know which compiler produces faster code when looking at benchmarks.

about 10 months ago
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What is the Ultimate Linux Development Environment?

c++ Re:You might as well ask... (643 comments)

Hollowed are their followers' brains...

about 8 years ago

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