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Comment: I'm stodgy (Score 1) 319

by Zecheus (#49087947) Attached to: Java Vs. Node.js: Epic Battle For Dev Mindshare
From the perspective of a stodgy enterprise java developer, I don't find the 'common language' argument compelling. The advantage is limited to common syntax and runtime model of the javascript/node environment. However, the problem space is quite different: on the client the task is user interaction, user interface design, translating user requests into backend data requests which can block and call back. On the server side, ACID data persistence and business logic including backend service integration. I think these problems create a greater separation of client and server developers than the programming language. Someone very good at user interface design may not have the chops for ACID data persistence, and vice versa, EVEN IF the programming language and runtime model are the same. After 15 years programming java, I picked up javascript rather quickly. I can do the transactional business logic development in jee with cross concerns of security and concurrency, but if I used javascript to write a user interface, I need more learning beyond javascript. I think 'full stack' developers are quite rare. Declaring oneself as such would be a mistake if one's ground to say so is only the programming language is common to both by happenstance.

Comment: Re:Kind of disappointed in him. (Score 2) 681

by Zecheus (#48691069) Attached to: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet
In answer to answer your question, "What did Jesus give us other than death and intolerance".

Please follow along: Jesus founded His Church. His Church founded centers of study and learning, and institutionalized these as colleges and universities. Among these were the colleges merged to form Trinity College where Newton studied.

Ironic.

Comment: Re:Yo, its 2014! (Score 1) 291

by Zecheus (#48469483) Attached to: Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?
There is only one 10 year span with relevance to the context of this post: the 10 year span that ends now. Historians would care what the highest paid programming job is in 1978, or 2011. People planning a programming career, or evaluating opportunities TODAY won't care. Reading comprehension is hard, but contextual analysis is harder.

Comment: Re:Nothing? (Score 2) 429

by Zecheus (#48335279) Attached to: Mathematical Proof That the Universe Could Come From Nothing
No. Not turtles all the way down. That is a blunder. One turtle on top of another on top of another .... is a broken model. God is the single source of being, the single source of existence. This statement is irrational: The existence of the single source of existence depends on another source of existence.

+ - Former Assistant Secretary of Energy to Obama says: Climate Science is not settl->

Submitted by Zecheus
Zecheus (1072058) writes "Steven E. Koonin in an article published this weekend of the People's Climate March summarizes the "very, very difficult" problem for the climate science research community. There are hard questions, and the climate models today are not dependable. He warns against declaring climate science as either 'settled' or a 'hoax', because neither declarations advance the public discourse of politicians or diplomats who are developing the policies of environmental management."
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+ - How far will YOU go for highest speed Internet->

Submitted by Zecheus
Zecheus (1072058) writes "This community is extraordinarily rural. It is considered among the northernmost in the world. In the summer, temperature rises as high as 40F. There are more polar bears than humans. Even the usual ubiquitous and generous Norwegian health care is out of reach: inhabitants leave for the south to give birth or to die. On the other hand, it enjoys the highest quality Internet experience in the world due to recently installed fiber. Care to give it a try? By the way, the area has a turnover rate of over 25% every year."
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