Prejudiced, why? I did do my share of Objective-C programming (some 50k lines by the last count), but it has little to offer over C for tasks other than GUI programming. I think that e.g. C# is a better general purpose language.
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Sorry, but STL is not a good example of C++'s superiority. It's bloated and unreadable due to C++'s template syntax. I still prefer my homegrown lib for lists and trees and such, but when I have to choose some publicly available software, I pick Boost over STL.
For the rest: Objective-C is not a great language. It has some cute features, but they are primarily useful for GUI programming and don't really contribute to better software development.
No, the whole point of facebook is to sell ads. Anything they can do to improve that, either by selling more ads or by making the end user more involved contributes to fb's selling power. So if people like automatic face recognition or link suggestions or whatever, that will support fb's business.
Quite a sensible guy.
> each manifestation of [creativity] should be embraced and supported as much as possible
Hold it right there. Did you support https://www.kickstarter.com/pr...? Why not? It's much more creative than this game. https://www.kickstarter.com/pr...? https://www.kickstarter.com/pr...? https://www.kickstarter.com/pr...? And that's just an easy search for classical music.
I'm betting you didn't. Then why this dumb game? Because you'd like to play it. There's got to be something in it for you. That's the reason. Don't be coy about it.
What more evidence do you need?
That's a neat graph at 2332 votes: there are two peaks, at 80/20 and at 20/80. Interesting.
And still they wonder why the turn-out for EU elections is so low.
You are really the kind of idiot that brings open source software down. "It's open source, fix it if you don't like it." How many people can do that? Anonymous Coward indeed.
Ok, one thing broken. But I thought the dev tools were decent. The profiler seemed unreliable, but the rest was Chrome like.
You might want to think again. I tested the current IE (11) and its JS performance is already better than Chrome's and on par with Safari 8, and the HTML implementation seems pretty standard compliant. I didn't care much for the clumsy dialogs that showed up in some places, but in all, it's a much better browser than IE9 and anything before that.
This, indeed. Literacy is about being able to distill complex information from written sources that do not dwell too much on detail. Coding is about writing instructions for a machine that is too stupid to know that a cow is an animal unless someone tells it precisely how to do that. These two activities are pretty much opposites.
Coding does have a lot in common with math, and is also meant for problem solving. It does not share its universality, though. A more apt comparison would be: coding is the new welding.
I'm from continental Europe, and even I know who Duke is.
I agree. Using the f-word does not make someone racist. Emoji are a bad solution to a insignificant problem. The fact that people use that solution anyway doesn't change that.
Regular expressions are named after Kleene's description of regular expressions as an "algebra of regular sets". The only way to make the strings in the language accepted by an RE longer is by use of "*", which is as regular as it can be.