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Comment: Re:Android, Objective-C and Tiobe Index (Score 1) 577

by JAlexoi (#45097561) Attached to: If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy
C/C++ are great when it comes to highly predictable data flows or very small modules. Otherwise it's extreme cost of constant profiling of the code to actually identify the changing patterns that cause slowdowns. That being said, C/C++ can be much more than 2x performance of a JVM.

Comment: Re:Wake me up... (Score 1) 577

by JAlexoi (#45097253) Attached to: If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy
1: Those bounds checks come at a cost of having overflows getting in the way of actually checking bounds. An overflow of an unsigned value results in just a small number... that means that you still have to check the lower bounds no matter what.
2: They store the same number of values as unsigned, it's just handling of those values and comparison operations differ. A signed and unsigned 32bit integers store 2^32 values.
3: Crypto algorithms do not operate numerically, thus 2147483647 * 100 will yield exactly the same result for uint32 and int32 as much as any crypto algorithm is concerned.
4: Therefore you send 2147483648 in binary form as 4 bytes = 0x80000000

Comment: Re:Android, Objective-C and Tiobe Index (Score 2) 577

by JAlexoi (#45097025) Attached to: If Java Is Dying, It Sure Looks Awfully Healthy

As a server-side tool it has been getting taken over by Ruby/Rails, Python and the stuff mentioned in the OP.

I hope you are kidding here, because that is far from the case. Java is still the de-facto language for most server-side applications. RoR never outgrew it's hipster background. It has been 7 years since RoR had it's hype peak... The hype waned and RoR is still a rarity.

Comment: Re:I miss Scroogle :( (Score 1) 135

by JAlexoi (#44704985) Attached to: Google Patents "Scroogling"
In short - Google offers no more information than you can't already gather from other sources, concerning low volume demographics.
Consider that you are targeting a DnD players in Boulder(CO), going through Google is the least efficient tools that you could use to get personal details about your target group.
Targeting any group larger than that is pretty much useless and you can't practically gather any valuable personal information.

How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.

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