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Comment: Re:Why call them "engineers"? (Score 2) 41

by Horshu (#47537519) Attached to: How Stanford Engineers Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO
I wasn't even aware that programmers in Cali could even legally call themselves "engineers". I worked for a company out of college HQed in California, and I was told coming in that we used the term "Programmer/Analyst" because California required "engineers" to have a true engineering degree (with the requisite certifications et al)

Comment: Re:jscript (Score 0) 505

by Horshu (#46131025) Attached to: The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On
As should be obvious from what I wrote, I'm a .Net developer so my environment is VS.Net debugging against IE. The javascript project is not my primary target, so I don't have, nor do I wish to have, special tools specific to JS. It isn't "stupid" to debug against IE while reading news with IE, as it's a damn web browser. As for your last statement, this is a fucking comment section, not a dissertation, hence the lack of arguments up to your exacting standards.

Comment: jscript (Score 5, Interesting) 505

by Horshu (#46128669) Attached to: The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On
I just started on a web project that is heavily javascript (even though it's an ASP.Net app). It feels like I stepped back in time 10 years. I'd have code not execute. Why? Some error somewhere in the code that was ignored. I had a typo on a property set somewhere else. No error. Why? Because javascript created a new property with the typo and set *that*. And every change requires me to run the app to see if it works, because I don't have a compiler to check the basics out ahead of time. And then, because I'm debugging an app in one window, when I'd open a new one to read the news, I'd hit other, non-ignored errors on those pages (advertisements) because 90% of commercial pages these days have error-laden javascript because people rarely check for error conditions. Horrible language.

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig. -- Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love"