How did you hire people this bad? Your interview process is wack, yo.
Try explaining the meaning of "public static void main(String args)" to somebody who's never written any code before...
I feel that not enough people appreciate this fact right here. Sure you can complain about Python and it's whitespace or weak-typing, but when you are trying to teach someone who's brand new to programming, getting a "Hello " is at least an hour of explanation of classes and methods and Java Stuff (tm).
Quick, one more "fucking" and we can get a Yahtzee!
This is the biggest positive I have for picking Python first, the interpreter. You can just open it up and start typing commands and writing statements and the people learning it start to "get" it a lot faster.
When you want to teach Java to someone who's new to programming you have to introduce Classes (which is a strange concept to a day 1 learner), methods (static? private? public? what does this all mean??), and a lot of other "need-to-knows" just in order to get a simple "insert name, hello " program out the door.
This takes all of 3 lines and half an hour to explain in Python, and people start to quickly grasp the basics behind programming without having to worry about the behind the scenes stuff.*
*which should still be taught, just don't need to dump it on them day 1 - what's the rush?
Why do you need a switch?
Is it faster than if/elif?
(Honestly asking, I use Python and looked for a switch statement before reading that it didn't make that big of a difference)
I laughed, consider this +1 Funny.
I enjoy games that compete for high score, but the landscape is just too different.
It's one thing when you're the kind of the local arcade that sees 1,000 unique players a year, but it's another thing when you're competing online with literally millions of others. The top 10 are usually all cheats/hackers who just want to see their name in lights.
I much prefer the trend of having Friend Leaderboards, or Local Leaderboards, just to help provide some level of context to your score.
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Haha why would you write such a thing?
Is this what kids do for fun nowadays? Even if you do "troll", why the hell would you tell anyone this?
I don't know if I should shake my stick at you for being a shitty internet netizen or shake my stick at you for being a shitty troll.
It's not doing nothing.
You've got a real simplistic idea of what the Kinect does, even if I agree with your sentiment that the Kinect is bad/useless.
I will happily switch back and forth between controller and keyboard. RAGE was a game that controlled better with mouse and keyboard while shooting, but the driving felt a lot better with a controller.
I don't mind having to switch if the game is fun - and it's kind of neat getting to swap between input mechanisms.
The game was bad though.
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Go away little child.
Man you get proven wrong in like every conversation thread on this page.
There has to be some kind of