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Comment Re: How is this different from Microsoft's... (Score 1) 147 147

Agreed on IIS although Web deploy takes no more time than building it locally but I wouldn't run SQL Server locally unless it's a small DB. What I'm getting at is that I have never had any problems with crashes while developing on Windows so I'm just surprised to hear of such bad experiences. Don't peg me as a Microsoft fanboy; I might work with their stuff but I curse them daily.

Comment Re: How is this different from Microsoft's... (Score 1) 147 147

You could run it on a separate server or a few separate servers instead of consuming the resources of several dev machines. SQL Server isn't exactly lightweight and you're running other RAM intensive processes by the sounds of things.

Comment Re: How is this different from Microsoft's... (Score 1) 147 147

I use Windows in a Parallels VM and in 4GB (or GiB who the fuck cares) I run Chrome and I with several tabs, Outlook, Word, 3 or 4 instances of VS2013 and all sorts of other miscellaneous stuff and don't have any problems with crashing. What hardware are you running your Windows on?

Comment Re: Change Is Life (Score 1) 147 147

What you could do as a software developer is spend days trying to figure out an issue or you could ask other devs if they've had the same issue. In the good old days users might've understood that an IT issue might take longer than half an hour to fix but that's not the case now, especially with complex third-party software with crap documentation (looking at you Sharepoint).

Comment Re: So what? (Score 2) 471 471

I take it you've never heard of Margaret Hamilton or Admiral Grace Hopper who somehow managed to excel in a much more sexist society than we have now because instead of whining about the patriarchy on Twitter or Jezebel, they went and proved themselves better than their male peers.

Comment Re: Not much (Score 1) 138 138

Yeah we have plenty of them. We also have unique requirements too and old systems that won't go away. I've worked in IT for 20 years and managers have always been buying packages that then need to be heavily customised because they believed the salesman. Every business is different and generic systems aren't always the answer.

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