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Comment Re:Php tied to platform? [Re:PHP] (Score 1) 163

JavaScript is mostly client-side programming because there are not many viable alternatives for the client of web stacks. Despite the node.js talk, JS is still not popular on the server side.

If something came along to replace or reduce programming on the client side, JS usage could shrink quickly.

Server-side languages are probably safer from UI fads and trends.

Comment Re:This is stupid (Score 1) 255

Nice job blaming the victim there. That;s sort of like saying, "It was her mistake to enter a bar and have someone slip her a date rape drug, so the rapist should go free".

Stop and consider that these people are (well duh!) uneducated and often first generation students. They have no one to train them on how to find a decent school. They often don't have a clue as to what questions to ask or how schools are rated.

If exploiting the ignorant and naive is your idea of the proper functioning of a society then you do not belong in a civilized society.

Comment Fix OOP (Re:Null values as errors) (Score 1) 83

As I ranted about in the Java 8 story re lambda hype, the problem is our common languages have a crappy OOP model with "stiff" method definitions.

myFile = method openError {display("oh shit!");stop();}

(A "method" keyword may not be needed; it's shown for clarity here.)

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