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Comment: Brain teasers are a thing of a past at Google (Score 1) 743

by yk4ever (#37948148) Attached to: Tough Tests Flunk Good Programming Job Candidates

I happen to work at Google and also happen to know that "brain teasers" aren't used in the interview process for the engineers now.

Go on, apply and come. Don't be scared, interviews are quite pleasant and not confusing at all.

(Obviously, this is just me saying and not an official company statement, blah-blah-blah).

Comment: Re:So what does this do different? (Score 3, Insightful) 250

by yk4ever (#37353156) Attached to: Google To Introduce New Programming Language — Dart

Web Programming is largely a solved problem, and there are already a plethora of options.

Business programming was largely a solved problem, you could choose between COBOL and Ada.

Even if the new language isn't used widely, its features might creep into existing ones and improve them (see MS Research, Haskell and C# 3.0+).

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 1) 413

by yk4ever (#37019854) Attached to: KDE Plans To Support Wayland In 2012

"Huge systems with many virtual machines"? Mainframes are dead, dude. Modern "cloud" computing is all about web UI, and it doesn't need no X server.

I, myself, used remote X rendering one. Not very easy to understand and setup, that one. VNC's much more straightforward (and can reliably work over longer distances too).

Linux still wants to conquer the desktop. Note that the two leading user-oriented Unices out there (OS X/iOs and Android) have both abandoned X. Because X just limits the user experience smoothness, that's a known fact.

"There... I've run rings 'round you logically" -- Monty Python's Flying Circus