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With the easy availability of HTML 5 Wizzywig editors, markdown is an unneccesary layer of indirection. Markdown has its place, and its place is shrinking, but NOT as a public facing editor. It was a mistake to put it in Stack Overflow. It has no useful purpose there.
Toggle Commented May 6, 2013 on The Future of Markdown at Coding Horror
It is funny, you are obviously an MS fanboy, and have proven yourself technically illiterate. My search for a technically knowledgeable MS fanboy continues. Does such a creature exist?
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2012 on Betting the Company on Windows 8 at Coding Horror
Windows 8 is a solution in search of a problem. The fact that MS is trying to mix desktop and mobile UI's shows that they do not know what they are doing or why. Perhaps they are sick of following Apple and KDE but they don't know what to do so they are throwing as much shit at the wall to see if anything will stick. 8 will go down as a bigger failure than Vista or ME.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2012 on Betting the Company on Windows 8 at Coding Horror
The current Oracle v Google lawsuit shows exactly why it is important for non-programmers to understand the basics. The judge knew a little programming and was able to call Oracle on their BS. Another judge could have easily been snowed.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2012 on So You Want to be a Programmer at Coding Horror
A degree in CS might be valuable depending on how much the student really sunk himself into it. There are people that are proud that they don't understand binary and hex and do not understand memory hierarchy, processor architecture and all the underlying concepts that everything is built on. If you don't understand the relationship between hardware and software you are practicing voodoo. Everything will be magic to you and are worthless as a programmer. As for certs, I have met far too many Java certified programmers that couldn't tell you or misunderstand what references are and why Java does not ever use pass by reference. No, this is not trivia, it is critical to understanding what your code in doing under the covers.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2011 on Do Certifications Matter? at Coding Horror
"As Bjarne Stroustrup once said "There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses."" Bjarne Stroupstrup, while a smart guy,should not be quoted when he is just trying to excuse the crap design of C++. Yes, C++ is better than PHP and Bjarne is far more educated then the amateurs that developed PHP, but that quote proves nothing and does not excuse the crap design of PHP. It's like quoting "The business of America is business." to show that it is okay to let business run America even though Coolidge was owned by big business. I have never met an actual professional programmer, with a solid computer science education, that even considers using PHP. I have also never seen a piece of PHP that wasn't a terrible mess, including and especially WordPress, Joomla, MediaWiki, etc.
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2011 on PHP Sucks, But It Doesn't Matter at Coding Horror
"But yes, it is inelegant. Very inelegant. And how elegant your code is—is totally irrelevant" Only if you consider security and maintainability irrelevant. I have yet to meet a professional programmer that uses PHP. And by professional, I mean a programmer that actually is a programmer. Not a self-trained API monkey.
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2010 on PHP Sucks, But It Doesn't Matter at Coding Horror
"What is the reason most successful frameworks like JUnit, Spring, Hibernate happen in Java world first before being ported to .NET, Ruby, Python, PHP? Is it that majority of experts and creative people do mainly Java?" LOL Java is a clunky language, its only positive are its libraries and the JVM. Luckily you can use the JVM Spring and Hibernate have not been ported to other langauges. Those things absolutely suck. If you want a visual demonstration of the clunkiness of Java compare ActiveObjects to ActiveRecord.
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2010 on PHP Sucks, But It Doesn't Matter at Coding Horror
PHP absolutely sucks. It is irregular and inconsistent. Yes, you can write bad code in any language but PHP is the only mainstream language where it is very difficult to write good code. PHP was develop by amateurs for amateurs. Its performance is terrible. There is a reason that Facebook needs about 1 server per 200 active users.
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2010 on PHP Sucks, But It Doesn't Matter at Coding Horror
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