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Comment: Re:Even I bought a PS1 and PS4 (Score 2) 101

by snookiex (#48516047) Attached to: The PlayStation Turns 20

Well, you should stop hating, it's no good for your heart. I don't buy Sony hardware anymore (except for gaming stuff ) because the quality of their products has decreased dramatically these last years. But I have to admit that the PS (portable and "desktop") is a neat piece of hardware, despite of their stupid content delivery policies and stuff like making proprietary memory cards for the PS Vita. PS is a classical example of good engineering and broken management.

Comment: Re:New IDEs (Score 1) 627

by snookiex (#46331547) Attached to: Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?
Sorry, as a Linux user and developer I tend to associate C/C++ development to stuff like Emacs or Qt Creator (I know, it's pure fanboism). The thing is that .NET platform and Visual Studio are very tightly integrated. VS provides the developer with tools that no other IDE provides (and I doubt they will ever do) to the point that I think that there are things that you can't do if it's not using VS, or at least not in a reasonable time frame. And it's not a rant against Microsoft because I've seen it in Java too. I'm not saying that's good or bad, I'm just stating that in modern IDEs you get to lose the control over your code sometimes and you are right, the complexity of the frameworks is also a reason for that.

Comment: New IDEs (Score 4, Insightful) 627

by snookiex (#46327407) Attached to: Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?
The problem I see with IDEs like VS is that the hide a lot of complexity to programmers, which is good to boost your productivity, but the fact that you don't really know what's going on inside can back-fire if you are starting as a programmer. I've always thought that it's a good thing to do low level tasks at the beginning so you can build yourself up and don't depend on a specific tool.

Comment: Complicated (Score 1) 270

by snookiex (#46327315) Attached to: How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?
Games are becoming increasingly complicated to my taste. I like simple games like Mario or Contra. Something I can play here and there with no need to follow a story line. Recently I gave away my Xbox 360 to my nephew and got a Gameboy Classic and it feels nice to play all those old games again. Indie games (like those included in the Humble Bundle) are also pretty interesting and less time-demanding.

Just go with the flow control, roll with the crunches, and, when you get a prompt, type like hell.