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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

godefroi Re:Oracle on down ... (324 comments)

I see it as the evidence of the end of Java. Oracle sees Java as a vehicle for affiliate link clicks and adware kickbacks. It's more than a little sad.

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

godefroi Re:Application installers suck. (324 comments)

Yeah. If only the UI paradigm for "modern" apps didn't suck.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

godefroi Re:Why bother? (421 comments)

That's why everyone who works on Mono should be so excited about the .NET Core announcement. They still won't have WPF (but who wants that), and I doubt WF will be a part of it, but they'll have a lot more than they do now.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

godefroi Re:Why bother? (421 comments)

.NET places no requirements on MSSQL. Me personally, I store my data in a mix of MSSQL. Postgres, SQLite, Cassandra, Lucene (the Java version), and yes, even Firebird (and I absolutely do NOT recommend Firebird).

If you want to host ASP.NET code on Linux, there are various ways to host Mono's version, using Apache, Nginx, and other servers: http://www.mono-project.com/do...

Once .NET Core actually exists, we'll see what the hosting story looks like. I imagine it'll look a lot like Mono's.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

godefroi Re: Why bother? (421 comments)

So a no-name CEO of a tiny little startup (who doesn't know the difference between a platform and a language) doesn't hire .NET programmers, and that means .NET is dying and Java will rule the world?

Tee hee. Keep posting, I'm enjoying it.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

godefroi Re:Why bother? (421 comments)

The ".NET stack" only runs on "SQLServer"? You either have a funny definition of ".NET stack" or you're completely ignorant.

about a month ago
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NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower

godefroi Re:Quoted from TFA (200 comments)

No, he was merely giving that as an example of the power one senator has. In this case, it wasn't that a cancellation bill was placed on hold, it was that the amendment sponsored by Wicker was passed, directing NASA to finish it.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

godefroi Re:Minor revision? (187 comments)

6 years since release, and the nicest thing that can be said for it is that it's growing steadily.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

godefroi Re:Death knoll for Java (187 comments)

LINQ the DSL was the big news when it was released, but in the real world, it has gotten very little traction. The Enumerable extension methods that are the plumbing behind it, however (after all, the DSL simply gets translated into calls to this stuff by the compiler), are quite common.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

godefroi Re:Death knoll for Java (187 comments)

LINQ, or the Enumerable extension methods? Results (can be) similar, language is very different.

The enumerable extension methods plus lambdas is more similar to Java's stream API, but only an insane person would prefer Java's implementation. As for LINQ (the DSL for working with the same methods), it's FAR less common. I rarely see it in practice, and I don't generally prefer it.

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

godefroi Re:Minor revision? (187 comments)

Most likely a really old one. New Pythons have been coming out for a long time, but nobody uses them.

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

godefroi Re:Minor revision? (187 comments)

... which isn't confusing at all, right?

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

godefroi Re:why would I write to that? (187 comments)

NETMF runs on microcontrollers, has for years. Has been Apache licensed for years.

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

godefroi Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (525 comments)

It's not using Linq. It's using a set of extension methods and lambda expressions. Linq is a whole other DSL ("from x in myVehicles...") that I rarely see used.

Lambda expressions are simply syntactic sugar for anonymous methods.

It's distressing to me that you claim to be a C# developer and can't "wrap your head around" lambdas, which you also confuse with Linq. Hopefully you have an MSDN subscription and can take advantage of some of the new free PluralSight training, because you clearly need it. I wouldn't hire you.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled

godefroi Re: Yeah right (308 comments)

AT&T doesn't work for its customers, it works for its shareholders.

about 2 months ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

godefroi Re:We can do that thing you like (230 comments)

Only works for .NET applications. What about native applications?

about 3 months ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

godefroi Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

Of course they're not required to do so. That being said, some of us bank with institutions that don't hate their customers.

about 3 months ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

godefroi Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

The only purpose is spending money...

Sounds like you can definitely lose one ("just offered it"), and also the second when you're not traveling internationally.

about 3 months ago
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Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough

godefroi Re:Why so high? (223 comments)

Why do you want to change your passwords regularly? Honestly, what security do you hope to gain from that?

about 3 months ago
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Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough

godefroi Re:Why so high? (223 comments)

You don't pick an account and guess passwords for it, you pick a password and guess accounts for it. That way, you don't risk locking out accounts. Because most people use one of the very common passwords, you have a shockingly high chance of finding an account that works with the (presumably common) password you've chosen.

about 3 months ago

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Microsoft allows patching of ASP.NET MVC Framework

godefroi godefroi writes  |  more than 6 years ago

godefroi (52421) writes "Microsoft's Scott Guthrie has updated the roadmap for the upcoming ASP.NET MVC framework. As part of his blog post, he mentions this interesting bit (near the bottom):

Starting with this next preview, we are also going to make the ASP.NET MVC Framework source code downloadable as a buildable VS project solution. This will enable you to easily view and debug the ASP.NET MVC Framework source code. We are also going to include a license that permits you to optionally make patches to the ASP.NET MVC Framework source code in the event that you run into a bug in an application you are developing with it.
Microsoft aren't going to allow redistribution of modified source, but it seems that they've moved one step closer..."

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