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Submission + - What is code? (bloomberg.com)

lems1 writes: Bloomberg Businessweek writes a very interesting article on what code is. This is for the minds of the CEOs, CTOs and others in the organization who outrank you in some odd way, yet make 1/3 less salary than you!
"Here is what you’ve been told: All of the computer code that keeps the website running must be replaced. At one time, it was very valuable and was keeping the company running, but the new CTO thinks it’s garbage. She tells you the old code is spaghetti and your systems are straining as a result. That the third-party services you use, and pay for monthly, are old and busted. Your competitor has an animated shopping cart that drives across the top of the screen at checkout. That cart remembers everything customers have ever purchased and generates invoices on demand. Your cart has no memory at all."

Comment We do sound old ugh? (Score 1) 394

I say this to all. Social media is for those who want to use it. Whatever the usage might be, it's a choice.
Bragging about not being in social media only makes you look passÃ, and you probably are anyway as tech and knowledge moves way to fast for us to keep up. You can try all you want but the fact is that you will be obsolete by the time you finish reading this message.
Enjoy your life at your private cabin, off-the-grid, and keep feeding the bears. Your time is only important to yourself.

Comment Formal education in C++ (Score 1) 757

As someone who was taught C++ as a way to introduce one to programming in college, I have to agree.
Later, many years later in fact, when I discovered C, I was a much happier person. Everything is so much simpler in C starting with the syntax and ending with compiler optimization and debugging.
By comparison, one could say the same about using ECMA^Wjavascript versus CoffeeScript. JavaScript has many features most of which are good, however the syntax gets in the way. CoffeeScript "fixes" that by making code simpler without sacrificing on features.

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