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Comment: Re:MS has been late to every recent tech movement (Score 1) 418

by qpqp (#48645005) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

Irritates to no end those people who think that coding for node is a skillset superior to jscript itself.

Of course it is superior, just like knowing RoR is superior to knowing just Ruby.
You might want to reformulate your point, as it seemingly didn't quite come across the way you intended to, unless your point was to make you look stupid.

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 418

by qpqp (#48644985) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

you're not going to orphan an existing code base to switch to another language and waste your time essentially re-inventing your wheel.

Only think that is generally considered in such cases is writing a wrapper around it and calling it a (legacy) black box. But who in their right mind would ever write a wrapper around the JVM for .net, except maybe emscripten?

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 1) 418

by qpqp (#48644957) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET Up To the Job?

When haven't you recently turned on your computer only to have Java say an update is ready to install, and then pop up it's really slow installer to do it (that tries to install Ask.com as your homepage to boot)?

I don't do Windows, you insensitive clod. Things don't "pop up" and say updates are needed.
Also, the reference implementation is OpenJDK.

Don't get me wrong, Java (and the JVM) has it's flaws, but to bind myself to MS stuff again? Fool me once...

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