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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

holostarr Re:If you want to earn big bucks... (315 comments)

And why is doing C/C++ work more important or valuable than doing web development work? Just because your UI is built using HTML/CSS/Javascript it does not automatically become less challenging. Here is a short list of what is involved with the web development project I'm involved in:

  • Interfacing with the billing system using SOAP
  • Interfacing with Oracle EBS for inventory and logistics
  • Development in accordance to PCI guidelines for credit card handling
  • User tracking and analytics
  • Error handling and logging
  • Reporting
  • CMS integration
  • Front end development using: AngularJS, Bootstrap, less, Grunt, nodejs
  • Unit testing

And this is just some of what is involved with this one project, so how is this less challenging than creating some application using C/C++? Just because C++ requires manual memory allocation or bounds checks it is somehow more challenging? I have worked as a C++ developer for several years on a very large commercial software and it had its own challenges, but it was no more challenging than building large enterprise applications geared towards the web.

about a month ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

holostarr Re:If you want to earn big bucks... (315 comments)

I don't know what you think big corporations build, because aside from one job early in my career which involved C++, I have been using C# and Java to mainly build web sites for corporations. In fact I'm a software developer for a very large telecom and work on their corporate web site.

about a month ago
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When Spies and Crime-Fighters Squabble Over How They Spy On You

holostarr Re:Ss? (120 comments)

It appears timothy has developed a sstutter.

about a month ago
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

holostarr Re:New Microsoft CEO (137 comments)

I actually believe it would be beneficial if all browser switched to webkit/blink. Having everyone switch to the same engine is not the same as having only one dominant browser. The issue in the past was that IE was the dominant browser and was only developed and maintained by Microsoft, however, with webkit/blink its not a single entity contributing to the development, everyone who is using it actively improving it. I think Microsoft joining the effort will improve browser compatibility.

about a month ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

holostarr Re:The U.N. Finds... (261 comments)

First of all I'm not American, so much for assuming. Secondly, I just stated my feeling since how else is one suppose to feel about U.N. when they are essentially useless, I mean look at everything going on in places such as Gaza, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Ukraine. I would love to believe that U.N. is some benevolent entity that punishes evil and fights for justice and equality, but that's just not the case.

about a month and a half ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

holostarr The U.N. Finds... (261 comments)

And not a single flying fuck was given. U.N., what a joke...

about a month and a half ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

holostarr Re:The Future's So Bright (415 comments)

Or not understanding the op's point about bounds checking.

about 2 months ago
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'Rosetta Flash' Attack Leverages JSONP Callbacks To Steal Credentials

holostarr Re:haven't we learned from the last 25 exploits? (68 comments)

How does one embed "JavaScript URLs" in CSS? Also you seem to have no idea about where the web is headed or have heard about responsive design and SPA. Long gone are the days where JavaScript is a small piece of a site's functionality, we are now moving towards a more dynamic and responsive web where you don't have fetch the entire contents of a page just so you can see which of your form inputs the server rejected.

about 2 months ago
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'Rosetta Flash' Attack Leverages JSONP Callbacks To Steal Credentials

holostarr Re: A harmful chaining of shitty browser hacks. (68 comments)

Who are "we"? If people like you represented majority, companies like Google would have already been out of business. In the real world, however, developers pick the right tool for the right job and browser technologies have their place. So go ahead and continue with your deluded reality and ignore the web, you will not be missed.

about 2 months ago
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'Rosetta Flash' Attack Leverages JSONP Callbacks To Steal Credentials

holostarr Re:JS (68 comments)

You are telling me when you build a client side native applications (lets say in c or c++) you look through every line of source code for each library you use? And not all of us web developers just "grab source code from ANYWHERE and tack it on", that is what sets apart good web developers from the bad ones; good developers do research on the libraries and frameworks they use and pick ones that are trusted, well maintained, and are industry standards. Furthermore, there really is not much of a difference between a web developer and a client side application developer, in fact many of us got our start developing client side applications, people need to come out of the mentality that client side developers are somehow more superior in skill to web developers -- today's web developers are not yesterday's web developers who just built simple web sites with static content, most web developers are building incredible applications which are as challenging as their client side counterparts, if not more.

about 2 months ago
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'Rosetta Flash' Attack Leverages JSONP Callbacks To Steal Credentials

holostarr Re:A harmful chaining of shitty browser hacks. (68 comments)

Either come up with something better or shut up. The browser is far from perfect, but its continuously evolving and is the best platform currently in existence because of its widespread adoption, standards and ease of development compared to all other platforms. Even many desktop and mobile apps these days are wrapping the browser (or built on top of it) in one way or another (for example PhoneGap and nodejs) and use responsive design to assist with the development. Outside of few specialized areas where native client side applications are still necessary, technology is moving towards a new direction and the browser and platforms such as Chrome OS are a the centre of it so you better accept it.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Is Paying Brazilian Users In Skype Credit To Switch to Bing

holostarr Re:So... (90 comments)

You cant blame Microsoft for trying though. Google has had years to collect and analyse search data to tweak their algorithm, for Microsoft that's hard to do if nobody is using their search. I believe part of their strategy is to get people to switch over even if for a short period of time so they can accumulate data and ultimately improve their ranking.

about 3 months ago
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EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

holostarr Re:Release the server side code (329 comments)

Why would they want to do that? I know from the perspective of an end user since the game is obsolete so is the code and therefore should be open sourced, however, I'm certain they are still making use of the same code base in their newer games and they are not going to just hand it over. I'm a great supporter of open source software, however, in a company such as EA this will never happen.

about 4 months ago
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XP Systems Getting Emergency IE Zero Day Patch

holostarr Re:just kill them already (179 comments)

It has nothing to do with intelligent IT workers, majority of times these purchase decisions are made outside the knowledge of IT, the IT department is simply tasked afterwards with the support. Even if IT is involved, a lot of times politics are involved to a point where the OS is not even considered as a topic. Also many of times you have very little choice when it comes to what OS the appliance supports, you may not have a choice.

about 4 months ago
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XP Systems Getting Emergency IE Zero Day Patch

holostarr Re:just kill them already (179 comments)

That is just a merchant site, their site works regardless of what browser you are using, however, it requires Javascript since it is Ajax based. My point is there are many businesses who use products which are running on top of XP and cannot simply be replaced because Microsoft has stopped support for the OS.

about 4 months ago
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UK Introduces Warrantless Detention

holostarr Re:confusion? (153 comments)

But why make not picking up after your dog an arrestable offence anyway? To me it would be reasonable if the penalty was a fine rather than a criminal record!

about 8 months ago
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Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users

holostarr Re: Who would believe it? (457 comments)

I keep hearing how prostitution is the oldest profession, but I was under the impression that hunting was the oldest profession!

about 8 months ago
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More Students Learn CS In 3 Days Than Past 100 Years

holostarr Re:Yeah, no ... (287 comments)

Personally I'm a little sceptical of this Hour of Code thing or the so called CS crisis, but if the intention of this exercise is to ignite interest in those who may never have considered the field, why is there a need to simplify it down so much? Do we think children today are less capable and intelligent than the generations before them who learned programming or even become pioneers? I hope I'm wrong, but I feel these introductions may attract the wrong type of people to the field by giving them the wrong impression of what computer science is about for simple purpose of flooding the market with cheap labour.

about 9 months ago

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