* Posts by roeltz

10 posts • joined 19 Jun 2013

Forking hell. It's summer, and Windows 10 is already thinking about autumn

roeltz

Re: Why use Edge?

Edge does indeed open PDF files. I wonder what could be wrong in your setup.

Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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Unhappy

Just when I was getting cozy with Atom...

Microsoft to overhaul Windows 10 UI – with a 3D Holographic Shell

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Facepalm

These guys started to work into this radically new shell, and have partnered up with Intel to make specifications, and I'm still waiting for them to finish porting the Control Panel into the UWP Settings app.

They just seem to be procrastinating the really important stuff.

Gravitational waves: A new type of astronomy

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Re: How powerful is a gravitational wave close to the source?

I want to know this too.

'No regrets' says chap who felled JavaScript's Jenga tower – as devs ask: Have we forgotten how to code?

roeltz
Facepalm

What happens if I just delete the github repo the npm package is pointing to?

That's what I thought.

Mobile dev toolkit biz Appcelerator gobbled up by Axway

roeltz
Unhappy

They just took Aptana and turned it into a bloated mess. Their superb JavaScript editor, which autocompleted almost anything (it even recognized nested properties inside object literals in a closure) was replaced with something else that even failed to suggest basic DOM properties. Their excellent PHP plugin, which also had very good support for the then-new PHP 5.3, and provided complete inline documentation for built-in functions/consts (because, I will concede, PHP naming and parameter order conventions just don't exist), was replaced with PDT, which (still) sucks a lot. Even the Eclipse Monkey-based extensibility was swaped out with some Ruby-based garbage, for those fascists hipsters devs that think their favorite language should be thrusted upon everyone else's throats.

So, I hope they just die.

Mozilla confirms its Firefox OS phones are dead

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Re: Lesson learned?

He's the Unsinkable Molly of phone OSes.

It's come to this for IBM: Watson is now a gimmick app on the iPhone

roeltz

Re: Arggggggg

Wouldn't they be "Stevens"?

The battle of Cupertino: Jailbreakers do it for freedom, not cash

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"Wang and XiaoBo say they like Google's Android operating system saying it is catching up to the quality of iOS, and plan to begin working on developing exploits for that platform."

Well, it seems they are lowering their aspirations.

TypeScript 0.9 arrives with new compiler, support for generics

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Facepalm

So, JavaScript as a target for compilation is what everyone is doing today, but then Microsoft makes something about it and is suddenly uncool.

I guess all other commentators are CoffeeScript users and anti-semicolon hipsters.

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