I mean it's a great opportunity, but whoever employed you ought to have had their heads examined letting you take all that responsibility (and risk) like that.
I finished the last revision nearly a decade ago. Haven't touched it since, and it's still running today.
This DevOps movement the author speaks of... I've never seen it, not in all the years I've looked to find it again. He may complain that it's bad, bad for the industry, but I would take it in a heartbeat.
Is that what I was, a DevOp? I miss it so much I can taste it.
Environmental catastrophe is not inevitable. Developed for god knows what reason, we've had the solution for years. Terrible, but costs almost nothing, and more humane than war.
Mark my words we shall see this come to pass, since restraint is against everyone's moral and religious views.
I feel the author is offering up his own kind of snobbery.
Time was - companies like this would give this sort of stuff away to get [younger] people hooked on these technologies. Would Microsoft want to get kids hooked into nice wholesome activities like MS-SQL, C#,
Giving the stuff away is a way to groom the next up-and-coming generation into drinking your Kool-Aid. If they don't do this - they have only themselves to blame when the next generation grows up to be FOSS zellots...
No, sir, and LAMP doesn't have any of its own Kool-Aid drinkers.
That shitty database MySQL...
And f*ck Python.
Actually, Python's great. Lots of brilliant work posted to Project Euler in Python. Just... scripting languages aren't the greatest for large, real applications that change. Especially if you don't want to have to cover absolutely everything with unit tests.
Yeah LAMP is used everywhere, but it's overrated.
Download Paradise Lost onto your phone and have a listen while you're driving to pass the time. Start with Book 4, Part 2.
I'm not religious, but Milton was highly intelligent and gave a lot of thought to questions like these; I found his work interesting and highly entertaining.
You like Tolkien, right? Milton's work is the great-grandaddy of Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, and every bit as good.
And that's not behavior fit for a company that's poised to take over the future
What does 'poised to take over the future' mean, exactly? And on who's authority is 'fit behavior' defined?
Not yours, I'd wager.
Oh, wait, FB bought it.
Hint: it ends very, very badly.
Some day, everyone will have a VR camera on their cellphones or Google Glass. Yahoo will try to catch up, but it won't matter.
For example - code may remain text-based, but it desperately needs to be decoupled from the file system.
Better tools and languages just allow bad programmers to create more bad code.
No, this just isn't true.
Toolset deficiencies negatively impact good and bad programmers alike. The old argument "I'm good so they don't affect my productivity" is just a fallacy.
But to see them, you actually have to care enough to solve the problems yourself first.