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NewsA close look at how Oracle installs deceptive software with Java updates Pin
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NewsLinux's Not UNIX Pin
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NewsSoftRAM in 95 - Memory Optimizer in 2013 Pin
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NewsIE8 and XP to cause 'perfect storm' in 2013 Pin
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NewsHands on with Microsoft's Surface Pro Pin
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NewsFunction Pointer Basics in C++ Pin
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VentsyV wrote:
I don't understand why some schools would teach Java instead of C/C++?


Because when they last started evaluating their language of choice for CS101 it looked like Java was going to conquer the world. In another 5-10 years I expect to see JavaScript take over. Perhaps more importantly it sidestepped the epic holywar between adherents of the MSVC++ and GCC compilers. When I was a freshman ('99); the net result of this was that the "official" compiler for intro C++ classes was Borlands. WTF | :WTF: In all but one of my more advanced C++ classes we were allowed to use the compiler of our choice as long as it was specified; the exception was my OS class where the binaries we had to use for all the parts of the OS that we weren't writing fill in the function code for were only available on via the Universities Slowlaris shell server. Dead | X|
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NewsSnoop – Firebug for WPF applications Pin
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NewsC and C++ Aren’t Future Proof Pin
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NewsWhen Haskell Is Not faster than C Pin
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NewsMasterminds of Programming Pin
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NewsIf Carpenters Were Hired Like Programmers Pin
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NewsHow to kill Java dead, dead, dead Pin
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NewsPupil expelled from Montreal college after finding ‘sloppy coding’ that compromised security Pin
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NewsEMACS (and other nerdy details) in Tron Legacy Pin
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News5 Types of People to Run Like Heck From Pin
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NewsUnlocking Windows 8 "God Mode" - A Useful Trick but also Mysterious Nonsense Pin
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NewsAre we over-thinking EPUB? Pin
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NewsDealing with off by x issues when using the TextBox Pin
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NewsWhy Functional Programming in Java is Dangerous Pin
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NewsWrite code, fix the space station, win $10,000 Pin
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NewsFirst Impressions: the TECK Ergonomic Mechanical Keyboard Pin
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