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Comment Re:What a bunch of pussies (Score 1) 997 997

Totally man. It's like everyone here is from some other planet. I've been programming in a corporation for 6 years, and now I know many professional programmers all over the country. A few work 8 hour days. The rest of us are envious. 10 is the norm. This website is full of posers.

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The Struggle To Keep Java Relevant 667 667

snydeq writes "Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister questions Oracle's ability to revive interest in Java in the wake of Oracle VP Jeet Kaul's announcement at EclipseCon that he would 'like to see people with piercings doing Java programming.' 'If Kaul is hoping Java will once again attract youthful, cutting-edge developers, as it did when it debuted in 1995, [Kaul] may be in for a long wait,' McAllister writes. 'Java has evolved from a groundbreaking, revolutionary language platform to something closer to a modern-day version of Cobol.' And, as McAllister sees it, 'Nothing screams "get off my lawn" like a language controlled by Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software vendor. The chances that Java can attract the mohawks-and-tattoos set today seem slimmer than ever.'"
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Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide 63 63

Michael J. Ross writes "Among the more popular and better-regarded content management systems (CMSs), Drupal is distinguished partly by its building-block approach, in which a website's functionality is built up in pieces, each of which is a module (either core or contributed). The opposite approach — using far fewer but more encompassing modules — is generally preferred by non-developers who do not relish integrating a sizable collection of modules or trying to modify the underlying code. Nonetheless, anyone who wishes to build a Drupal-based social website, can learn how to do so in a new e-book titled Drupal 6: Ultimate Community Site Guide." Read below for the rest of Michael's review.

Comment Re:I really... (Score 0) 483 483

Gabe's recounting has an obvious problem. Why would a dude who got thrown out of college himself (a story he retells proudly) snootily inquire if someone else "even attended college"?

I recall at the time that independent accounts such as one by the organizer of the event made it sound like Gabe acted like a disrespectful asshole (and come on, isn't that about what you'd expect), and Harlan responded about like you'd expect.

In any case much like the false little fuck story, it may be a funny story but it isn't true.

Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982

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