Linked by Nth_Man on Mon 1st Jul 2013 15:37 UTC
Linux "This release adds support for bcache, which allows to use SSD devices to cache data from other block devices; a Btrfs format improvement that makes the tree dedicated to store extent information 30-35% smaller; support for XFS metadata checksums and self-describing metadata, timer free multitasking for applications running alone in a CPU, SysV IPC and rwlock scalability improvements, the TCP Tail loss probe algorithm that reduces tail latency of short transactions, KVM virtualization support in the MIPS architecture, many new drivers and small improvements."
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Of course. Likewise, just because you can doesn't mean that most do. Ergo, most .NET developers end up writing Windows-only software, and they do not ever gain the knowledge/bother to learn alternative class libraries which would allow their software to be cross-platform.


Sorry but most people don't learn class libraries they just look at the library docs when they need to.

All one needs to know how to write software in any language is understand how the language features work.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Sorry but most people don't learn class libraries they just look at the library docs when they need to.

All one needs to know how to write software in any language is understand how the language features work.


True. None of this is of any help once you have written your Winows-only C# application utilising Windows-only class libraries. You will only ever be able to sell that app to people running Windows.

To sell it to the much wider market you will need to re-write it from scratch, probably in some other language.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

True. None of this is of any help once you have written your Winows-only C# application utilising Windows-only class libraries. You will only ever be able to sell that app to people running Windows.


Most C# code is bespoke stuff that lives in large organisations much like Java did/does.

To sell it to the much wider market you will need to re-write it from scratch, probably in some other language.


This is utter rubbish. If the logic of the application is split up correctly, it be pretty easy to refactor or remove the Windows only components. There is plenty of tooling available to make this trivial.

In any fact, I develop ASP.NET web applications, as I said before I don't care what they happen to be viewing it on because it just a webapp.

Edited 2013-07-05 13:29 UTC

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