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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Eclipse
by Jack Burton on Thu 24th Nov 2011 10:42 UTC
Jack Burton
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2005-07-06

I'm perplexed no one has mentioned Eclipse yet.
Yeah it's a bit complex at first, but I wouldn't change with anything else. Oh wait, maybe Delphi.
And yes, I've used Visual Studio (at work, unfortunately) since version 95. VS2010 is a dog (seriously, Microsoft, WPF/DirectX in an IDE? Why oh why ? And it even tries to write in c:\windows as a regular user, great idea).
Oh, about MSSql2008 and intellisense... PL/SQL Developer did that like... 10 years ago.

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RE: Eclipse
by lucas_maximus on Thu 24th Nov 2011 13:02 in reply to "Eclipse"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I'm perplexed no one has mentioned Eclipse yet.
Yeah it's a bit complex at first, but I wouldn't change with anything else. Oh wait, maybe Delphi.
And yes, I've used Visual Studio (at work, unfortunately) since version 95. VS2010 is a dog (seriously, Microsoft, WPF/DirectX in an IDE? Why oh why ? And it even tries to write in c:\windows as a regular user, great idea).
Oh, about MSSql2008 and intellisense... PL/SQL Developer did that like... 10 years ago.


Yeah I know PL/SQL did it ten years ago ... but that is kinda missing the point ... I have it now on SQL Server.

VS2010 runs like a Dog on XP ... and I was still using 2008 at work for projects even though I had 2010 installed just because my 2GB of ram on my work PC didn't cut it, as for Writing to C:\ as a regular user ... I have no idea what you are on about ... I work under group policy and I can't even see my C:\ drive.

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RE[2]: Eclipse
by Jack Burton on Thu 24th Nov 2011 23:01 in reply to "RE: Eclipse"
Jack Burton Member since:
2005-07-06


VS2010 runs like a Dog on XP ... and I was still using 2008 at work for projects even though I had 2010 installed just because my 2GB of ram on my work PC didn't cut it, as for Writing to C:\ as a regular user ... I have no idea what you are on about ... I work under group policy and I can't even see my C:\ drive.


I'm talking about this one:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955692/en-us

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