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I use Companionlink[^]/DejaOffice[^]. Works OK, but not 100%. Sometimes pain in butt to get phone talking to computer, and due to slight handling difference between dates, I've had birthdays show up a day prior several times. But works well enough other than that.
Sudden Sun Death Syndrome (SSDS) is a very real concern which we should be raising awareness of. 156 billion suns die every year before they're just 1 billion years old.
While the military are doing their part, it simply isn't enough to make the amount of nukes needed to save those poor stars. - TWI2T3D (Reddit)
My wife has an Samsung A3 and uses the smart switch without issues.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
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This is a general question to all and I really am not asking for help per say, but really just understanding why you have chosen a specific set of tools used for creating the majority of the projects created and what led you to the path you're on. For instance, I would like to know what programming language you prefer for creating GUI main pages, if you use cross platform or maybe any language depending on your project? You will be targeting a Windows environment Ver.7 and beyond. Let's assume that it's for a local program, not web-based and the targeted user will be using it as a database collection program. I just want opinions, advice and the knowledge from experienced programmers. What is your language of choice and why? Thank you for taking your time to share. I am not trying to waste your time or annoy anyone, but my curiosity has been scratching the inside of my skull for some time now. Again, thank you and wish you all a Happy Easter!
Mordor? LMAO!I love it! Java is a great tool and I do appreciate your input or should I say output? I know, I know, bad nerd joke but I couldn't help it lol.
Do you write in any other languages? Java will only get you so far and then you must use some variant of the "C" languages to start or complete your project, unless you're writing for a very specific object...
I have picked up a few langages along the way, but I try to keep my eggs in the same basket for a single project. The big question always is which basket to choose. Java or C# are among your best bets when you intend to run your code on different platforms.
Right now I'm about to refactor a nice big load of code, but I'm caught between all chairs. I have nice data objects that have some built in logic, like validation. Now, that's a breach of the single responsibility principle[^] and I pay a certain price for that. I need to get those data objects throgh web services to a client. On the client side I must convert the dumb 'substitutes' back to the original types. That's not very complicated code, but it needs to be done for every object. Muche worse is that this approach also constitutes a breach of the multitier architecture[^]. Ok, it's not so hard to refactor the data objects, for example by moving the validation to a separate Validator object.
But when I strip the data objects of all logic, the next guru comes around the corner and tells me that I now have a anemic domain model[^]. That's usually the point where I let the gurus be gurus and go ahead with what appears the least harmful choice.
The comment about writing your own UI also was about this[^] little game client. There was no UI out of the box that could work together with a 3D engine, so I just made my own.
"I don't know, extraterrestrial?"
"You mean like from space?"
"No, from Canada."
If software development were a circus, we would all be the clowns.
Java or C# are among your best bets when you intend to run your code on different platforms
C# runs everywhere on all your Windows devices. Well alright, with .NET Core it runs on other devices as well, but I don't think it's as widely supported as Java just yet.
Or maybe C++, C, Assembly or 1's and 0's
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One of the worst languages ever created so of course it had to be the universal programming language
Just download and install Visual Studio Community Edition and you're pretty much ready to go
It seems that the majority of programmers that have replied to my thread have said that C# is the way to go for many reasons other than just a UI. I have written a couple of projects in C# and I did enjoy the learning curve, but it also seems to be a powerful language. I will dive into C# and see where it leads, it may turn out to be my new language of choice. But I will cross that bridge with my safety harness on with my lifeline attached to my background of so many hours of dangling on a thin branch. I'm trying so hard to leave the old days and join the new world of .NET, Cloud(Azure) and many other new technologies. Thanks again and a wish you luck with your refactoring, sounds like a big job ahead.
Thank you for your input. Everyone here appreciates, as well as myself, a look into the thoughts of real programmers pounding out code day after day. Programming, computers, electronics and just finding out things work will be a passion of mine until I'm no longer able. I have been coding since I was nine years young (38 years now, WOW!) I have never put this in writing lol, that seems like a long time. With new tech coming out constantly, I feel like I'm being left behind, but most of the new is "old" and just remolded. Sadly, I'm still stuck in the old DOS days and still use COBOL. I have written several apps using Visual Studio's in different languages and I still wonder if I'm keeping up or just staying alive. I guess it doesn't matter, as long as, my clients are happy. Although, I would like to settle down and write code in a language that will always be in tune with future "Windows" technology. Well, that's enough rambling for now, thanks, again.
As someone that grew up on C and C++, I understand. At the same time, software development as a profession is one of the few where you're expected to constantly learn. Take an old project and re-write it in a new language. One of the best ways to learn in my opinion. At the same time, you can't let those old skills rust as they're a major opportunity. New developers don't learn old languages so there's a good market if you're extremely capable in those languages
Jon, I grew up on electronics, computers and writing software. My grandmother worked for IBM and General Motors. She was using the old punch cards to program and she had no clue what was happening at the time. But, by the time I was 6 years young I started taking electronic gadgets apart to find out how they functioned. I only understood the buttons when pressed and the mechanical aspects of the machines back then. A few short years later programming, computers, electronics and just finding out things work became a passion of mine until I'm no longer able to pick up a soldering iron or press a key. I have been coding since I was nine years young (38 years now, WOW!) I have never put this in writing lol, that seems like a long time. With new tech coming out constantly, I feel like I'm being left behind, but most of the new is "old" and just remolded. Sadly, I'm still stuck in the old DOS days and still use COBOL. I have written several apps using Visual Studio's in different languages and I still wonder if I'm keeping up or just staying alive. I guess it doesn't matter, as long as, my clients are happy. (I will learn every language available to me before, well, you know...
I find that new technology shoves you every once in a while... but it always has. I remember when dropping to assembly was a requirement on occasion and optimization a must every time (clock cycles were crucial, memory critical). Eventually, all that faded away. Today, (thankfully) legibility and maintenance are key. If you've been through this one change alone, you understand what a conceptual paradigm shift it represents.
My take regarding personal/professional growth in this field is that, while age blunts some reflexes, dedication and hard-work are fundamental. Sure, many (younger) programmers might program better than you. But commitment will still make your work better than that of most.
Regarding your original question, a couple of years ago I was finally forced to come to a decision regarding cross-platform development. I had decades of experience with C++, C, Pascal, Lisp, what not, but, despite my preferences, I was not satisfied with the solutions available (and some are fine ones, say, Qt). I'd done Java but I never truly liked it. So, I came to the conclusion that, for me, it was C# and Net. It meant changing everything around once again but it has also been for the best.
and I still wonder if I'm keeping up or just staying alive.
Granted, it's easier to say this than to do it, so take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt, but whenever I can, I try to focus on what I'm passionate about, not what some latest craze says I should passionate about. This is particularly true about tech, where things come and go so fast you don't know what to take in and what to ignore. But the thing that remains more or less constant is your own passions and interests. That said, of course there are times when something hits the industry that I end up saying, wow, I really want to learn that. That happened a lot in my 20's and 30's, in 40's less so, and in my 50's now, most "new" things are yawners.
Same here. Microsoft has also large set of tools for doing anything you might need (ASP.NET, WCF, etc.) and seamlessly integrates other support tools (GIT, SVN, Xamarin, etc.) Everything mostly works and can be depended upon.
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