* Posts by jimmy-o

9 posts • joined 15 Aug 2016

Microsoft debuts Bosque – a new programming language with no loops, inspired by TypeScript


In other news, have you heard of this new craze of “fidget spinners”?

Haven’t we all been using functional/reactive programming anyway for at least the last 5 years?

Freelance devs: Oh, you wanted the app to be secure? The job spec didn't mention that


Developers on a system like this don't have to, and shouldn't, be developing a cryptographic algorithm at the level of the actual arithmetic. They should use a proven library or framework. Many problems come when a developer is trying to be cute and tries to "roll their own" security. No developer should be developing a cryptographic algorithm for a production system unless they are an expert and it's being peer reviewed.

Tens to be disappointed as Windows 10 Mobile death date set: Doomed phone OS won't see 2020


Re: They didn't take out Nokia

*Symbian, the framework* was an engineering marvel for running low-powered devices in the early 2000s. However, during the latter part of that decade, the huge Symbian company, S60, and the conflicts of interest between it and Nokia, prevented any true OS innovations from within Nokia from seeing the light of day.

Apple's launch confirms one thing: It's determined to kill off the laptop for iPads


Mac as iOS devkit?

When will an iPad run XCode? My Mac is used for nothing more than a development kit for iOS, a *nix terminal, and a Python editor, so XCode is the only thing keeping me on Mac.

And THIS is how you do it, Apple: Huawei shames Cupertino with under-glass sensor


Re: an under-glass fingerprint sensor.

Yup, there's one out already. It looks pretty good, too:


Although I still prefer Face ID, because I have sweaty/dirty hands more often than I wear mirrored sunglasses.

Slap visibility beacons on bikes so they can chat to auto autos, says trade body



What they need are visual fiducials to interact with the laser scanners and cameras. Something with retororeflective properties. Maybe something just like the reflectors that are already all over bikes and bikewear?

Face, face, face! Apple, TrueDepth and a nose-driven iPhone X game


Re: Really....

For me, the X ticks all 3, so yes, it does justify the price. Plus it works when you have sweaty/dirty fingertips. Personally, I couldn't go back to fingerprint readers now.

Microsoft to rip up P2P Skype, killing native Mac, Linux apps


Skype already dumped P2P years ago?

I thought Skype had already dumped P2P years ago, because it doesn't work for mobile:


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