* Posts by BigE67

4 posts • joined 2 Feb 2010

Microsoft reveals Xbox One, the console that can read your heartbeat

BigE67

Re: XBox One vs PS4

It's all about the total experience, not he hardware. Microsoft got it right with Xbox Live - it's an online community that works really well.

If all your pals are on Xbox Live, you won't be upgrading to a PS4.

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Israel unbans Apple iPad

BigE67

Because...

...Israel may be physically in the Middle East, but its trade relationships are with Europe, North America, the Far East and India.

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MS and Oracle's big dev tools - who needs 'em?

BigE67

Unix Vi-freak by any chance?

Claiming that Visual Studio is only the choice for C++ development is hogwash. If you're developing anything on the .NET framework, there's really no other option that comes close.

Similarly claiming that Eclipse is otherwise the default "safe" choice again ignores the reality that is Eclipse not the real-world "safe" choice for .NET. It's Visual Studio.

Then there's the claim that simple text editors are more productive than integrated IDEs. In 18 years of software development, I've perhaps seen 2% of developers use a text editor as opposed to a proper IDE when one is available.

The author does not present any arguments about the advantages of IDEs: Like integrated debugging, intellisense, object browsers, etc.

This article has a distinct whiff of Unix vi-freak about it.

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Ingres' VectorWise rises to answer Microsoft

BigE67

Well to start with...

...Microsoft SQL Server's read-ahead starts off with 64KB blocks and can go up to 256KB and even 1024KB for the enterprise edition. So what's the big deal with 500KB?

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