Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Aug 2013 14:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Apparently, an advertising agency hired by Samsung is trying to buy people to post questions about the company on StackOverflow. This is what Delyan Kratunov was asked to do (he declined):

All we need you to do is talk about the SSAC (Samsung Smart App Challenge) and get the word out. How? We were thinking about 4 questions on Stackoverflow over the span of a month..... as well as replies to posts made by other members. Don't worry about finding the questions to reply to because we will send you links.

Stay classy, Samsung.

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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

I am not saying that being an MVP is a bad thing or blogging about a particular tech.

What I don't like is content about how someone loves <insert horrendously complicated tech that could be replaced by wordpress 95% of the time>, when I know that any sane programmer would say "I think this is far more than we need for this problem".

Edited 2013-08-02 17:19 UTC

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Haha yeah, like being a WCF MVP. Holy crap is WCF in indecipherable thicket of head scratching.

But I'm glad they cleaned ASP.NET up, I'm currently using WebAPI/SignalR (minus MVC) on Azure with Mongo.

I tried node for a while on another project and definitely walked away with a greater appreciation for JS than I once had and even grew to dislike the box that strong typing puts you in sometimes.

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Strong Typing
by zlynx on Sun 4th Aug 2013 07:51 in reply to "RE[4]: more widespread than you think?"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Strong types let you do things like declare a network serialization structure member as "big_endian_untrusted" and you know your code will never accidentally try to read an unverified 16-bit length value in reverse order.

But yeah, JS can be nifty.

By the way I posted this from a Samsung laptop on the net through a Samsung smart phone hotspot.

*evil grin*

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