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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Online forums
by OMRebel on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 14:45 UTC
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I'm thankful for online forums in which developers help out other developers. Like everyone else, there have been times when I've hit a road block trying to figure out how to accomplish something, and instead of having to bang my head against the wall for hours to figure out how to do a particular task, I can usually find great examples online. That has saved me a ton of time and many headaches.

I'm also thankful for third party tools - such as DevExpress and Infragistics - that allow me to keep my older Winform based applications looking modern and sleek, without any big performance hits.

Edited 2011-11-23 14:46 UTC

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