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1  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 21, 2014, 10:07:37 AM
What other languages can you advise me to learn? I considered Java but it's looks too hard.

I don't think C# is simpler to learn than Java. I'd say they are comparable in size and complexity, both the languages and the accompanying libraries.
2  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 21, 2014, 10:04:40 AM
The big drawback to .NET is people won't try your program if they have to install yet another framework.  It tends to make you use what you figure most people already have on like .NET 2.x features.

That might have been a consideration at one point... but that point is pretty far gone.  You can plan on .NET 4 at least currently (and that's what I code to).

If you want to target Mono as well you need to check what's available there though (e.g. no WPF).
3  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is it wise for amateur to invest time in NET Framework languages? on: November 21, 2014, 08:17:01 AM
If the question is about learning a programming language which is useful for a hobby programmer, I would not recommend learning Eiffel. While Eiffel is being used for production applications it is nevertheless mostly a niche language used primarily in academia (and probably only at ETHZ). Eiffel has interesting concepts from a computer science point of view (primarily its strong support for design-by-contract, and lately its verification support through AutoProof), but the useful ones have already found their way into more common languages.
4  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Announcing .NET 2015 - .NET as Open Source, .NET on Mac and Linux on: November 14, 2014, 03:00:48 AM
I'm a bit surprised most of the discussion is about the legal implications, instead of the technical implications of this announcement, here on donation lawy.. ähm coders.
5  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Announcing .NET 2015 - .NET as Open Source, .NET on Mac and Linux on: November 13, 2014, 05:43:31 AM
We didn't get any gifts at all at the above mentioned event Sad
6  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Announcing .NET 2015 - .NET as Open Source, .NET on Mac and Linux on: November 13, 2014, 01:37:23 AM
Wow! I think this is the most surprising, most amazing, most everything announcement from MS I have seen in my whole career!

I was at a public MS PR event just yesterday where there was no mention of this whatsoever.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: android app to set my vibration mode on specific hours on: October 22, 2014, 01:54:13 PM
This is because I set it to set my sound profile to silent, from 9am to 5pm when I am at work, and it didn't restore it at 5pm to 'normal profile'!
How can I do this?
Do I have to set another event trigger to set my phone to 'normal sound profile' each weekday after 5pm?
Same with WiFi, while it disabled wifi while I was at work, it didn't re-enable it, at 5pm.
Any hint?
That is exactly how you should configure that. Create another trigger running from 5pm, to restore earlier settings. The standard provided triggers actually pointed me in that direction from the first time I looked at it...
And Llama actually tells you to do that (in a bubble popping up at the bottom for a short moment).
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: android app to set my vibration mode on specific hours on: October 22, 2014, 02:47:21 AM
I'm also using Llama to set my mobile phone to vibrate when I have a meeting in my work calendar, and I'm actually at work Wink
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: October 20, 2014, 03:46:00 AM
Anyone knows any good git videos / talks?

I've seen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ffBJ4sVUb4 on the weekend, which was kind of boring. While I liked the presenter's idea to visualize with children's toys how the repository builds up, his presentation style (screen switching) and the many questions during the talk really broke the flow of the presentation and made bad use of the 90+ minutes. I really think he should have used two projectors instead of switching back and forth between his computer screen and the camera. And I also think that he should have instructed the audience to only ask questions at the end.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: October 15, 2014, 01:48:15 AM
Just how appropriate is x16wda's sig?  Cool

Quote
vi vi vi - editor of the beast
Good one. Took me a few seconds.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a EXTREMELY basic Multi Clipboard software on: October 07, 2014, 01:58:55 PM
I'm still using the one mentioned by kunkel321 (although abandoned).
12  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Random electronics projects on: October 01, 2014, 03:57:56 PM
The SmartScope indeed looks very cool! I would be surprised if you find anything cheaper than that.
13  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Is your editors color theme too dark? on: September 18, 2014, 08:39:14 AM
Very interesting. I have often wondered why these themes don't come with a darker background resulting in better contrast!

Thanks for the heads up. Thmbsup
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for desktop calendar software that can sync with Google Calendar on: September 15, 2014, 02:39:53 AM
I've been using gSyncit mentioned above to sync google calendar with Outlook for years. It's working really well and I would recommend it. Updates come fairly regularly (mostly bugfixes).
15  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: CLION: A new (cross-platform, commercial) C++ IDE on: September 11, 2014, 01:27:51 PM
The video demo indeed looks impressive. I can't try it myself though as it requires a JVM Wink
16  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility on: September 10, 2014, 03:58:53 PM
I've uploaded 0.16 which adds 'Lines - Remove duplicates & count unique'
17  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: Prelim NANY 2015 thread on: September 10, 2014, 07:22:31 AM
If you could consider making it as a widget please
There is already a quite usable version of that: Countdown widget
but probably there's a market for a different one cheesy
There sure is! smiley
18  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: Prelim NANY 2015 thread on: September 10, 2014, 03:42:05 AM
I'd like to see that  thumbs up
Yes, me too. I think that would be useful. If you could consider making it as a widget please Thmbsup
19  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Markdown (and what do you do when a community outgrows your contribution) on: September 09, 2014, 09:24:26 AM
It's not a license... and several people have used it without prior permission.  And if you follow the thread of posts, they asked.  And he never gave a response.

Where I come from, if someone asks you if they can take something from you, and you do not give a reply, it doesn't automatically mean 'yes'. Neither does allowing someone to take something from you automatically allow anyone to do so.

But don't get me wrong, I don't disagree with you at all. The lack of cooperation on Gruber's part still surprises me. Especially since all they wanted was his consent (well, and the name).
20  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility on: September 09, 2014, 02:46:35 AM
I think it does in this example, because all text lines have equal length. Otherwise, I think having the count in the beginning would make it easier to see and extract, e.g.

[copy or print]
one
two
three
four
five
six
two
three
four
five
six
three
four
five
six
four
five
six
five
six
six

[copy or print]
1 - one
2 - two
3 - three
4 - four
5 - five
6 - six

vs.

[copy or print]
one - 1
two - 2
three - 3
four - 4
five - 5
six - 6

But I'll do whatever suits you best smiley
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Scratch - A Game Programming Language For Children on: September 09, 2014, 02:12:55 AM
And now there's ScratchJr, for children aged 5-7. Currently runs on the iPad. An Android version is in the making though.
22  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Markdown (and what do you do when a community outgrows your contribution) on: September 09, 2014, 01:36:36 AM
...
And that's what they did in the end after he finally made it clear that he wouldn't allow the name to be used under any circumstances.  That's after telling them that he might allow pedantic or strict markdown... which both don't convey what is being done at all. 
...

Well, the Markdown license states that the name “Markdown” may only be used with specific prior written permission. So choosing a different name right from the start, while most certainly not changing Gruber's opinion about the whole endeavor, would maybe have led to less negative reactions from some parts of the community.
23  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Markdown (and what do you do when a community outgrows your contribution) on: September 08, 2014, 04:08:56 PM
I agree mouser that choosing a different name and just stating that one of the main goals was Markdown compatibility would probably have been better.
24  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility on: September 08, 2014, 03:51:59 PM
It would be cool if you have an alternative "remove duplicates".
It removes the duplicates, but ads a counter at the end with how many times a certain word appeared in the list.

I think I'd prefer this suggestion after all. Counter at the end: would you prefer that to at the beginning?
25  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Markdown (and what do you do when a community outgrows your contribution) on: September 08, 2014, 07:02:00 AM
The same thing just starts happening with Scala. Even has some reference to the Markdown quarrel in the comments Grin
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