Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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Don't be so fast at dismissing C++ on the basis of "tools are lacking". The long history of C++ as a strong industrial language created one of the most vast development ecosystem that a programmer can dream of.

Hardly you can beat the richness of libraries that C++ can offer to you. And good C++ code can be reusable, maintainable and scalable.

The sole problem (if it is a problem) is that C++ makes easier for inexperienced programmers to shoot itself in the foot.

But kragil is also right: the over reliance that some C#/Java developers has of their IDEs is a very bad habit. Indeed, it is a anti-pattern. The perceived "lack of tools" that some users of managed languages see in C++ is thanks to the coding style that C++ programmers like, who emphasis the knowledge of the language itself, not only the tools that you use to edit it.

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