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Tweets of September 2009
@cbeust But isn't integration even worse? I couldn't be happier having detached SVN from RAD courtesy of SmartSVN. Independent tools FTW!
@olabini Based on your film-watching habits you must surely be familiar with The Mighty Boosh. And Peep Show. And The IT Crowd. And…
Today it's yet again time to ask: just why is violence so much more accepted than sex? See the latest in te GTA saga at
There really ought to be a programmer's permit. With the ruling criterion being Clear Thinking. I bet about 90% wouldn't pass.
In the German Zone of the internets sites like
are only the tip of the iceberg. You've been warned.
@springrod Would be nice if only they also would've adopted “real” class objects (with inheritance) or allocator methods (not the C++ new).
Having a brand new Samsung LED TV is nice. Not finding a bloody headphone out on it isn't. Come on Samsung:
Surprised that Apple doesn't get praise for squeezing the record and phone companies. Let them sweat, the greedy, lazy, arrogant bastards!
You see, this caching problem is not a problem to me. I mean, who in their right mind would block such good looking girls from following ?
I'm curious about this 'Genius' App Store thing. It sure would've helped if only they had made the search suck less but will have to see.
Oh and one more thing: no iTablet?!?
I will know that the future has arrived when the browser will auto-translate inches et al. Or when everybody will be on the metric system:-)
Java vs .NET discussions are futile. It ain't matter which one's better if only one of them is really free while the other is a … TRAP!
Being against Rational and Jazz in doesn't mean that I'm irrational or dislike good music. I just prefer freedom of thought.
I'd like to confide that in seven years of developing software without type safety I've never put a Customer object into a list of Invoices.
Ballmer's at it again:
The real mystery is, how can otherwise sane people work for
. Even some (ex;-)friends of mine.
Dear Jill Lawless: calling one of the great mathematicians of the 20th century a 'gay codebreaker' is kinda insulting.
@mfeathers Wow! Thank you - now I'll be able to quote you next time I'll be ridiculed for buying books for work on paper.
Who are you all, dear software people who appear to have choice in your programming languages and how did it come to that?
As much as I like
X, I wouldn't trust my backups to Time Machine. A proprietary storage wired with automagic? Hmm… what could go wrong?
The Zune that refuses to die continues to suck. Enter the HD aka the next stage of the debacle:
Of course the people I miss most from Twitter are @deknuth, @carhoare and @ewdijkstra (RIP). So important teachings, so little influence…
There's only one thing I wish more than my employer dumping Sharepoint: them not standardising on Lotus instead.
@neal4d If only that'd be the decoration only! But the cuisine too?
OK, just one more tweet on Zune. How on Earth is the HD being seen by some as a worthy competitor to the iPhone without the App Store?
Yes, that would've been iPod in the previous tweet. Nonetheless, the three things one needs to win the mobile wars are: apps, apps and apps.
Jason van Zyl says the times are against my independent tools. Eclipse, M2Eclipse, Maven is about the swallow the entire known universe.
Integration == Indoctrination == Loss of Freedom == Suckage.
@mfeathers Passing out-of-band data (in- and outwards) is easy. The tricky bit is the broken control flow. Here we need new concepts.
@olabini That's so very true - though I feel it's a problem with complexity. Good solutions will always be simple and transparent.
The story of the Gömböc:
10 Reasons Pair Programming Is Not For the Masses
(via @obie) We're failing on about 6-7 of these at work. Scary. Sad.
@timbray What I fail to understand is how no language manages to fully integrate the query elements (like db4o does, but more expressively).
I'll know I live in the future when I'll program in a language where persistence won't be separated from logic by mapping artefacts.
@mtnygard On the other hand, a lot more people who aren't going to see the presentation would benefit from a book… including myself.
All that pain we go into for concurrency's sake is a sign of our concepts dealing with parallelism still being in the stone ages.
A proper compiler/runtime should automagically sort those low-level concurrency issues out. It is as if we'd be manually optimising code.
We should free our minds to concentrate on the parallelism inherent to whatever business domain we have to deal with. (Trilogy over.)
Not mentioned in the TDD debate is the possibility of writing correct code without tests. It's the numbers that win the case for testing.
@markhneedham At my company the order of priorities is: time, features, … then quality. Sad but true - what's worse, it even makes sense.
Duct Tape Programmers make my ass twitch. Blame
all you want, but the original codebase led to Netscape's demise. (via @crazybob)
Excellent! Come to Switzerland, we'll arrest you! First Gaddafi Jr., now Polanski, who's next? Obama?
Writing code without tests is like doing surgery without washing hands. (via @joshbloch)
All in the meanwhile Apple keeps on showing how The Cathedral kicks The Bazaar's sad ass any day.
@unclebobmartin Also, too low entry barriers. You don't become a doctor after a brief course but in IT it's “everybody can program”. As if.
And after world + dog had their say, it may also be interesting to learn what @jwz thinks of the Duct Tape controversy.
Yay! Twitterrific just gone Twoosh again! My day is happy again!
@timbray It'd be a start if we could eliminate sharing, locking and blocking artefacts. They are relics of the past and way too low level.
@timbray But the real challenge will always be the parallelisation of algorithms. We'll need simplicity. Hence the popularity of map/reduce.
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