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Comment Re:The one true language (Score 2) 362

That's sad. Assembler was a required course for my CS degree. If you wanted to mix in any significant computer engineering you took the optional second course that covered Motorola assembler as well.

Same for me. Motorola 6800 and 6809 assembler for the low level and Pascal for the data structures courses. Once we had a strong grounding in both, they let us loose on C. It was a great combination.

Comment Re:Account should not try to "get knowledgeable" (Score 1) 87

[G]et somebody that really knows this stuff

And if he's totally ignorant, how does he know somebody "really knows this stuff"?

He has his developers participate in the recruitment process. If the person he hires is good, the developers will know and the accountant will know as the new hire will be able to clearly communicate with both during the interview.

Comment Re:What is all of this even about? (Score 1) 727

I don't read reddit, so I'm not always in the loop about whatever this hour's controversy is. As such, I need to ask, what is all of this even about? Can anyone explain this to me? Who is this person? Why is there so much negativity here?

I've looked through the discussion here, and all I'm seeing are an unusually high number of comments modded down to -1, a lot of talk about transsexuals, and pretty much nothing relevant to science, computing, math, or good stuff like that.

Can anyone, anyone at all, explain what the hell is going on here, and what the hell this is all about?

Yes. Google can - it's what all the kids on the internet use now. Saves posting comments pretending you haven't heard of person/band/website/game/TVshow to try and desperately gain some level of street cred.

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 507

met the original specifications

The key word here being "original" when discussing waterfall vs iterative development. Agile is not meant to deliver the original specification; it's meant to allow developers to adapt to a changing specification.

Unfortunately, it often requires the client to accept a product that was different from their original specification thanks to the dropping of features along the way.

In a five year period we can get one superb programming language. Only we can't control when the five year period will begin.

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