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Little-Known Programming Languages That Actually Pay 242

Posted by samzenpus
from the thinking-in-esperanto dept.
Nerval's Lobster writes There is no shortage of programming languages, from the well-known ones (Java and C++) to the outright esoteric (intended just for research or even humor). While the vast majority of people learn to program the most-popular ones, the lesser-known programming languages can also secure you a good gig in a specific industry. Which languages? Client-server programming with Opa, Salesforce's APEX language, Mathematica and MATLAB, ASN.1, and even MIT's App Inventor 2 all belong on that list, according to developer Jeff Cogswell. On the other hand, none of these languages really have broad adoption; ASN.1 and SMI, for example, are primarily used in telecommunications and network management. So is it really worth taking the time to learn a new, little-used language for anything other than the thrills?

Comment: Re:Country that forbids use to internet (Score 2) 236

You missed my point. They may appear that they have a decent cyber unit. But we know from their missile tests that were utter failure that is probably more than a wish than a reality.

In US, NSA hires talented hackers/programmers, as their skills are already established. For that to work, they need all population to have access to the internet.. So how does NK does same when they forbid the internet to the masses? Even if they had prospective talent, they would not be able to recognize them.

Comment: Old hardware on the new OS (Score 0) 57

by postmortem (#48412267) Attached to: NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Update Performance Explored

It is funny with all these new operating systems supposed to be faster on the old devices; yet less and less of these old devices can actually run them.
These reviews claiming otherwise are pure marketing.

OS improvements usually come with a different cost: new bloat. Hence at some point your old hardware will not work good enough with the new OS. Or whoever made the hardware has no desire to support the new OS once they have sold you the device.
It is more obvious with Apple devices, although that can be attributed to a desire to force millions of devices becoming obsolete, so that new can be sold.

Another truth is that some tablets with Tegra chipsets newer ran any Android well enough as CPU performance was bad, so no OS can fix that. no matter how many ROMs you try, overclocking, etc.

Comment: IDE war - it is like browser war (Score 1, Informative) 192

by postmortem (#48395459) Attached to: Visual Studio 2015 Supports CLANG and Android (Emulator Included)

.. and MS loses again. MS was left in dust by Netbeans and Eclipse. They do much more, and all for free. Both have strong open source community that shells out useful plugins that extend the many languages that are supported. So finally MS decided to play catch-up game.

And there are some that still believe Visual Studio is the best. In reality VS is same as IE vs rest: IE is slowest, least compliant, least open, least extensible.

Comment: "mobile first" strategy (Score 1) 151

by postmortem (#47601121) Attached to: Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

Well if MS can make mobile devices more productive for the businesses ... then there's something good coming out of new CEO.

Usability next Windows does matter a lot, even with this mobile and cloud focus. The PC platform is starting to recover a bit, mostly due to Windows XP demise.

+ - Federal court system warns of new e-mail jury scam->

Submitted by coondoggie
coondoggie (973519) writes "The US Federal Court System is warning people of yet another scam targeting potential jurors.

This time around the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts says citizens are getting e-mails claiming they have been selected for jury service and demanding that they return a form with such information as Social Security and driver’s license numbers, date of birth, cell phone number, and mother’s maiden name. According to the court office, the e-mail scam has been reported in in at least 14 federal court districts."

Link to Original Source

+ - PC Gamers Increasingly Under Attack

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Many gamers either disable their security or remove it altogether, thereby sacrificing protection to maximize system performance and leaving themselves vulnerable to gaming-focused malware and cyber-attacks, according to a new study by Webroot. The new report is based on survey responses gathered from more than 1,200 gamers during the E3 2014 Conference. It concluded that while a third of gamers do not use a security program – citing gameplay, slowdown and too many alerts and interruptions as key factors – 47 percent have experienced a malware attack."

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