Linked by snydeq on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 07:23 UTC
General Development Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister gets into the holiday spirit with a post that gives thanks to technical advances for developers, including open source tools, modern IDEs, and distributed version control. 'I'm old enough to remember when performance-critical routines meant hand-coded assembly language and sometimes even keying in machine code as hexadecimal digits. We've come a long way since those bad old days, and not surprisingly we owe a lot of our progress to technology. So for this Thanksgiving, here are just a few of the modern advances for which I, as a developer, give thanks.' What are you giving thanks to?
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by howardfci on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 09:53 UTC
howardfci
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2011-06-04

I'm thankful for free and open source software. It saves me thousands of dollars to run Linux, OpenOffice, etc, etc, on my several computers instead of opaque, proprietary stuff from Microsoft and other vendors. Plus I have much greater control of machines I've paid for. What could be better?

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