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Comment: Terrible soundtrack (Score 1) 21

by lucm (#49556795) Attached to: Seeing Buildings Shake With Software

I really wanted to look at the video and learn about this thing, but the soundtrack is so bad... I had to give up when it got to the "solo" that starts around 0:38. It sounds like they taped some random person who tried a few keys on a Casio keyboard on display at radio shack.

I think the chilling screams of dogs being skinned live would have been less distracting.

Someone should find the person who picked the soundtrack and pee on the windshield of their car.

Comment: Re:Fluff (Score 1) 181

by lucm (#49524473) Attached to: Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

The reason for Swift is that Apple just doesn't want to compete head-to-head with the Android framework. There is simply no other reason.

You're just Butthurt that Android doesn't have anything as clean and modern as Swift.

See, you don't bring anything new in the conversation, you only repeat meaningless buzzwords already said by others. A lot like what Apple has done for the last 10 years.

As for Swift vs Java, nobody in this thread has provided actual points proving that Swift is indeed a superior language. Which pretty much demonstrates the fact that it's more Apple fenceware, and nothing else.

Comment: Fluff (Score 1) 181

by lucm (#49517279) Attached to: Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

Those "clean" features have been in C# for years. Even java has now somehow the equivalent.

None of this gives Swift any kind of "cleanliness" edge. This is pure fluff, nothing else.

The reason for Swift is that Apple just doesn't want to compete head-to-head with the Android framework. There is simply no other reason.

Comment: Re:Relative (Score 1) 181

by lucm (#49517241) Attached to: Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

Yeah. That's like this bleeding-edge feature now available in Oracle 12c: "multitenant architecture with pluggable databases".

Thanks to this fantastic innovation (which requires an additional license), it's now possible to have multiple databases hosted on the same Oracle instance! Crazy.

Of course this has been available (with no extra fee) for decades in SQL Server, MySql, Postgres and others.

Comment: Gotta love goto (Score 1) 181

by lucm (#49517197) Attached to: Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

There is a reason why people despise goto statements. May you never have to learn from personal experience what those reasons are.

I once had the "opportunity" to work with someone who was using goto to implement a fascinating code reuse strategy. Basically he was copy-pasting old code from previous projects and using goto to jump over lines of codes that were irrelevant in the new project. The best part was that he was *commenting out* old gotos, in case they could be repurposed.

That guy really loved goto, although he frequently complained about the fact that you can't pass variables to goto.

Comment: But... I love them! (Score 1) 181

by lucm (#49517151) Attached to: Swift Tops List of Most-Loved Languages and Tech

Fuck off Dice we don't care about your shitty fluff pieces passing as news! You will not get any ad dollars from me and I encourage everyone else not to click or respond to this garbage.

Why are you so harsh with them? It's a great company that creates interesting, unbiased and entertaining content!

Oh wait, I thought you meant Vice, not Dice. Sorry about that.

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