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 phoenix on Thu 24th Nov 2011 05:41 UTC
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As a small-time developer (really nothing more than a script writer), I'm very thankful for KATE. Between the syntax highlighting, the code folding, the vertical copy/paste (aka block selection), multi-file find/replace, and KIO integration, it's made my scripting so much simpler/easier/better.

As a helpdesk user, though, I'm most thankful for VNC. I honestly do not know how we managed the first couple of years before we implemented this in the district, and I would not want to work anywhere that did not use something like VNC for remote support.

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