Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 16:58 UTC
Mono Project The Mono project has released Moonlight 2, the open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight. Moonlight allows Silverlight content to run on platforms that do not have an official Silverlight client, such as Linux and PowerPC Macs. Microsoft also expanded its patent agreement with Novell to cover all users of Moonlight, no matter the Linux version.
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by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 19th Dec 2009 00:07 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: ..."
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So.... you enjoy writing boilerplate code? If you aren't writing it and rather have it saved off in a file, then what is the difference between that and an IDE except for the time it takes to do it? You wrote it? big deal.

besides that, languages with huge frameworks under them were meant to be "cobbled" together, if by that you mean reusing highly optimized code.

The world you need to fear is where researchers are trying to taking it... Modeling that generates most of the code for you. My graduate prof is researching that with UML right now.... not sure why he chose UML when formal modeling languages are much more expressive and precise... you would think it would be easier to generate code from that.

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by Ed W. Cogburn on Sat 19th Dec 2009 21:46 in reply to "RE[9]: ..."
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So.... you enjoy writing boilerplate code?

Of course not, no one is.

The issue in this subthread is about 'professional programmers' who *depend* on tools to do this for them because they couldn't do it themselves, since they actually don't know/understand what is going on 'under the hood'. Their knowledge is, in effect, very shallow.

And once you understand the boilerplate code (and the reasons for it), then sometimes/often, you can do it yourself much better than the tool can.

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by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 19th Dec 2009 22:21 in reply to "RE[10]: ..."
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Once I understand what the boilerplate code is doing, I let the tool deal with it because it gets in the way of productive work. and doing myself would not improve the efficiency of my product more than the time it takes the write the stuff.

Professionals need to know what and how the boiler plate code works no matter what they are doing with tools so that they can customize it when needed.

Edited 2009-12-19 22:22 UTC

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