33 posts • joined Tuesday 19th February 2008 02:03 GMT
I doubt that Public Image were in the NME at the same time as the Pistols!
Public Image and Joy Division were definitely not punk.
The Clash released one of the definitive punk albums in 1977.
I don't know what the 'kids of today' have got to do with it.
There are so many opinions here on why SD is crap and how to fix it.
IMO, the #1 criteria is (much as I dislike him) Joel Spolsky's #1 rule: employ smart developers.
Unfortunately, in 30 years, I've only contracted at one company where they got it right and despite it being 200 miles from my home, I would have gone permanent. Then they outsourced. The company owner was a dick and if they aren't out of business now, they will be soon. He didn't know what he'd got.
The dev manager was an excellent judge of character and if he thought that you wouldn't fit in with the team, you were rejected. No silly tests because any good techie can suss out a good dev after 5 minutes. But you had to leave your ego at the door. It's the only place I've worked that they had code reviews as part of their process. And not to enforce routine/method/function headers or some such bollocks that source control could monitor, but they trusted their devs to analyse the code and say when comments were required, etc.
Good devs group together. They love bouncing off each other. They do it in their own time anyway and hate being stuck with Morts and 9 to 5ers.
Software is a people problem. The 90% on here who think that their proposed solution to their own personal experience is an answer to universal problems are naive at best..
Ha ha, great article.
I used C++ Builder up to version 5, great product at the time. Things started to go bad soon after.
Eadon, do you and RICHTO go to the same school?
I don't care how much it pays, I can't think of anything worse than banging out server scripts using Powershell, Cygwin, or anything else, for the rest of my working days.
MS have always done shit ads, but..
Apple's marketing department must be absolutely pissing themselves.
No full size Return key. Fail.
Re: So what about these?
No, he's spot on. You've got appalling taste.
I can't believe how many people are citing Being Human. It's awful and actually makes AW's case.
And if you're going back decades you can do the same with American TV.
I don't get this defensive British vs USA attitude. It's just good drama or it isn't.
If you tolerate this, your Sharepoint will be next
The decisions they are making fly in the face of good UI design and they can't justify it.
It's not like I can't drag my eyes to the code window from the toolbars in VS2010 because they're so damn-fucking-distractingly beautiful.
And they are taking the piss with their whack-a-mole ALL_CAPS stunts.
Sadly, if they did the same with Sharepoint Designer I think you would just accept it.
Re: "There's a reason for that."
They moved some features from IOS to OSX.
Are you suggesting that they are aiming for a unified UI?
Because that's not how I see it.
'Microsoft will be this year the first company on the planet to have a consistent UI from blah to blah..'
There's a reason for that.
The same reason that motorbikes don't have steering wheels.
Re: Re: C# and .NET in mobile?
WCF is dead. Go on, look it up.
'And don't even get me started on why Citigroup may have an interest in affecting the commodity prices by releasing a report like this. Orlowski doesn't trust the University of East Anglia, but he trusts Citigroup? Sheesh.'
Exactly. But seeing as he is suddenly so enamoured with the opinions of the analysts at our revered investment banking institutions, it's funny he didn't mention the almost simultaneously released report from Barclays Capital which comes to different conclusions.
Confirmation bias is right.
Re: Re: sub-£250 shirley?
It's out of stock at the supplier where it's selling for £107 and also at the supplier selling it at £118. It seems to be retailing around £170 at Ebuyer, Dabs etc.
It's very common in a Google shopping search to get the odd supplier offering the product at a price much lower than everybody else. Usually, they are out of stock or don't even have a page for the item.
'unlock the treasure trove of isolated, enterprise code'
Possibly the funniest thing I've ever read.
Based on the number of projects hosted on github. Right.
What with github being universally recognised as representative of the developer community?
Are you sure about that? Is it some kind of American Fools day?
Just had a look at the website.
1 line of sql scales to 10000 lines of C++.
Requires MS Sql Server.
Yet amazingly creates apps for the iPhone. Clown.
Crystal got a break when MS bundled a 'cut-down' version with VB ages ago then continued to do the same to this day. That exposure and the inertia of the old constant, pig-thick IT managers, is the only reason it's survived.
Just how bad does software have to be before people refuse to use it?
A fair analogy to Crystal's 'evolution' would be if the dormant dna of a pig, monkey and hippopotamus surfaced in humans.
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