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Comment: Re:Please Stop. (Score 1) 627

by KinkyClown (#46331865) Attached to: Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?
I understand your frustration on the topic. But I have to say that I am one of the few that actually was forced to learn Java with notepad and a standard JDK without internet. The course was difficult but it made me a very good programmer. If I was to give a course to a newcomer I would still let him at least do one assignment this way. Back to the original subject: I think that there are a large group of programmers that know how to program but are not really aware on specifics like deployment / tuning / classpath issues / CLR configuration / IIS specifics / etc. These things are taken away from you by using a good IDE and you can still be an good developer. Personally I want to excel in development and have thought myself all others specifics as well. Just my 2 cents.

Comment: GIS and .NET (Score 1) 158

Strange how nobody picked up the more troubling notes from the question. GIS development and .NET do not really mix that well. If the company (and you) are serious about GIS (or it is a large component) consider switching to Python or Java, or be at the (not so merciful and closed sourced) hands of ESRI. I have been developing a extremely large .NET application suite for the Dutch government for the last 5 years. It is still not working. Problems are the use of Oracle and .NET (Oracle being the biggest problem).
Tooling needed for GIS jobs works with Linux and other open source tooling. Consider PostgreSQL with PostGIS and GeoTools, GeoServer and GDAL/OGR. It's for your own sanity...

Comment: Re:You're ALL missing the point (Score 1) 757

by KinkyClown (#27607981) Attached to: Zombie Macs Launch DoS Attack
It is why I suspect that antivirus companies are sometimes behind large scale viruses. The companies have so much to gain from an outbreak of a large computer infestation. Did they finally find out who unleased Conficker? Who assures me that they didn't write it? Or that they gave money to some script kiddy or hacker (now cracker) to do this?

The Tao doesn't take sides; it gives birth to both wins and losses. The Guru doesn't take sides; she welcomes both hackers and lusers.