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Comment Re: How is this different from Microsoft's... (Score 1) 126 126

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) 126 126

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) 126 126

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) 463 463

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.

Comment Re: Not much (Score 1) 138 138

Are there cloud tools that write your business logic for you? That's the time consuming part, not the scaffolding. A few minutes might give you a bare bones website but it won't build your complex website and database or automatically connect to all the other systems it might need.

"It might help if we ran the MBA's out of Washington." -- Admiral Grace Hopper