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Comment: Beta (Score 1) 164 164

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This seemed like an interesting one. Even included people like me, who don't run unless they're being chased. ;-(

Comment: Beta (Score 1) 206 206

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Slashdot has been an institution, despite it's owners best efforts; one of the last vestiges of the bad ol' days. Wallowing in death throws for so long, it's almost a release to see it go down. The only sad part is the community that gets snuffed out as part of it.

Comment: Beta (Score 1) 127 127

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We'll prolly just end up with disabled accounts, but at this point that's not much of a loss. ;-(

Comment: Canada isn't a bastion of freedom and democracy (Score 1) 119 119

Our government doesn't need to be prodded to work for the interests that lobbyists represent - by default the government sides with them.

Lobbyists can meet with officials, which is more than enough access if you're reaching a friendly ear.

FYI:

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada: http://www.ocl-cal.gc.ca/

Database: https://ocl-cal.gc.ca/app/secure/orl/lrrs

Comment: Firefox has always been second best (Score 1) 237 237

When Firefox came out, and Mozilla became deprecated, that ended my (unusually supported-by-management) attempt to replace Outlook/IE on our desktops. Firefox was slow and crappy, but Mozilla (the browser) was fast and good, and it's suite had the tools we needed. This was my impression even having run all the milestone builds, which had a pain level about the same as passing stones -- ie, about 1/10th that of running Netscape 4. Admittedly NS4 sucked so bad that in comparison anything was better... hell, I even converted a few to IE just to get away from that POS.

The alternatives were Lynx, wget and telnet * 80, so Firefox it was for desktop-oriented HTTP requests.

The day Chrome was released was the day that Firefox stopped getting used on my desktop. At home it's been a great time. At work I get wrist slapped every 9-12 months by IT Security ("off the top of my head, uh, security reasons" no sh!t) but it's been so worth it to spend my days Fsckingslowfox-free.

FF has been garbage since day 1. Slow, crashy, unresponsive. Their mentality towards the people who use it is flabbergasting and demonstrates a total lack of understanding/experience in the field. Truly offensive.

The fact that people are up in arms _only over plugins_ should be enough indication that the core product is worth very little. Nobody gives a rats ass about Firefox, they care about plugins developed by individuals and companies who, IMHO, seem to be far smarter than those behind the platform they build on.

Good riddance.

Comment: Re:That's why we have automated tests (Score 1) 396 396

A good practice is to reverse assertions while you're writing a test. If x is supposed to be false then assert that it's true. The test should fail, but sometimes it doesn't and you realize that your test has a bug or that you've already found a bug in the production code.

Comment: That's why we have automated tests (Score 1) 396 396

Before becoming test-driven I would manually test my stuff, using my judgement to determine the scope of what I'd test. When I became test-driven I saw how writing those tests was like writing the code on the other side of the coin. The design is so clear and beautiful when it's exercised in a suite of tests. I enjoy writing (unit/transactional) tests because it proves how awesome my code is, and is much better at keeping it that way than I am while I'm busy building something more interesting.

Android

Android Application Development 74 74

stoolpigeon writes "Google's mobile OS Android has received plenty of press. As with a lot of Google products, there was much anticipation before any devices were even available. Now a number of phones are available, with many more coming out world-wide in the near future. Part of the lure of Android is the openness of the platform and the freely available tools for development. The SDK and accompanying Eclipse plug-in give the would be creator of the next great Android application everything they need to make their idea reality. The bar to entry in the official Google Android Marketplace is very low and it doesn't seem to be much of a stretch to predict that the number of developers working on Android is only going to grow. As with any hot technology the number of books will grow as well and O'Reilly's Android Application Development has jumped into the fray, promising to help budding Android developers what they need to get started." Read on for the rest of JR's review.

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