Worked for me, too.
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He should have just gone for an arranged marriage.
I read the article, and I'm not buying it.
I can see programmers in some small, well-understood niche markets replaced by complex applications (which require more programmers to write!) and causing some programmers to go looking elsewhere for jobs. But new technologies for computer-aided software design are not going to cause structural unemployment any time soon in the IT profession.
Some reasons include the cost of miracle software-building robots will be at a premium, which means only the biggest players would be able to afford them. And after they purchase them, they will only be able to work well within a limited number of tasks.
Regular expression grammars? Perl 5's regexes still beat everyone else's hands down. Significant advances here--especially if performance optimized--would be something to have a look at.
Perl 6 is the developers equivalent of Duke Nukem Forever. I'll believe it when I see it.
For a minute, I thought the headline said that someone who is a journal peer reviews someone nicknamed "Miss Best and Brightest".
Tools make it easier for project managers and execs to try to collect data from developers for compliance initiatives, and the additional (and often unnecessary) burden that places on a development team in turn compromises development efforts, including those not directly related to coding.
I'm for it.
I agree with the above about R. But as regards to reliability, I would prefer SAS to R, even though I hate SAS even more than R. Yes, R has lots and lots of features, good documentation, better libraries than any other out there. But sometimes I find discrepancies between R and SAS in performing the same operations, and when I test which is right SAS always seems to win. That is to say that R as an open source platform has the same problems open source platforms tend to have -- buggy code, sometimes inconsistent or barely-there documentation. Vendor-supported software like SAS does have a quality advantage.
Also, Matlab / Octave rocks when it comes to matrix manipulation. It beats R hands down in working with matrices.
I mean, please, let them do what reasonable people should be expected to do to make a life for themselves!
If you see the conditions some of the families of H1-B visa holders live in, through no fault of their own, you would agree to let spouses work if they can and are willing.
This is a question of decency, and dignity.
Should be Skynet
Mod up parent, please.
Soy lecithin is a good example of how plant-based replacements for eggs can succeed.
No, you aren't.
. . . I'm totally down with it.