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My wife runs a medical billing business, and the primary software she uses to do her work is the web-based application of some service provider whose name I can't remember at the moment.
Still awake? Good! Here comes the interesting part.
Here I am, poking around in Firefox, snooping at this application's HTML code, and what do I find? An <applet> tag! My wife, being a bit startled by my intense GASP, asked what was wrong. I mentioned that "these guys" are still using Java Applets, which as far as I know are not supported anymore by anyone. She acknowledged this and immediately responded that the new version, which is in beta, does not use Java at all, and proceeded to load the new version up in her browser.
Any of you guys still coding JSF or Applets? If not, when was the last time you've come across either in your work?
On the other hand, you have different fingers. - Steven Wright
RPG.. one of the languages I've managed to completely forget....
In college, we had to learn: VAX BASIC, VAX Assembler, Pascal, RPG and COBOL.
I can probably manage all of them now, except for RPG.. I'm good with that!
Since college, I've had to learn Fortran and C for work.. so the background has served me well.
My Saturday job requires using a web application that still uses good old Classic ASP...and it only works correctly in IE Compatibility Mode! They've been harping about an update for at least 5 years...not holding my breath.
At work, I'm migrating the last couple of Classic ASP sites I have left in preparation for a new server where I'd like avoid legacy issues. We also still use Flash for a dashboard in one of our web applications, though the horrible tool that was used to create it did not make the cut a few years back when I upgraded workstations.
Yeah. I should have realized the problem because I wasn't required to use a lambda. Enumerable.Repeat(()=>new Client(), 10); would be the expected syntax.
But I also read that using for loops is a lot faster than using Linq ...
Meh. For a service that gets called once a day and creates at most 1 to maybe 5 instances, I don't really care. The real travesty IMO is the ToArray() call because the web service interface where this gets assigned requires an array.
Well, not really a crime database, more a records management database, the idea being that the data on, say, individuals in a household, is available to everyone, from the police to the emergency responders, so people know what to expect in terms of occupants and possible past criminal records, medical conditions, prior incidents, and so forth. Of course, one of the amusing things about all this stuff was that each county (count-ee, not countr-ee) has their own database system, and of course sharing data across counties is not just a technical challenge but more often than not, a political one. Given the number of counties in a state, it gets ridiculous.