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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 12:58 UTC
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I am thankful for Microsoft Windows. The consistency and standardization resulting from 15 years of Pax Windows after Windows 95 was a true blessing to hardware and software developers around the world. Now the pot is being stirred by every dick with a finger, and the path forward is unclear. In 10 years we might all be cloud computing with locked hardware. Three cheers for kit computers! *clinks glass and farts*

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