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The audience for that article doesn't seem to be newbie developers, it looks like it is aimed at people already proficient in C\C++ who are there to learn about DIBs, not newbies who are looking to learn C\C++.
I agree with you. However keep in mind that the date on that document is 1992; there were not many other programming languages being used at the time (for OS development) so the author assumes the WORD 'BM' will be read by a C/C++ software engineer. Visual Basic was a few months old at the time.
The document was probably written before 1992... the date appears to be the 'Publish' date.
They just announced a Release Candidate, I might investigate. The last time I looked though, my major concern was the size of the scripts needed to do all this emulation. After installing their free version (install worked flawlessly) and looking at their calculator demo, there's about 8MB of .js and other files that need to get downloaded.
Definitely a "single page" app, I can't imagine switching pages and having to download 8MB every time.
The only reason I could see anyone using this is because someone wants to migrate away from Silverlight as a stop-gap measure while the web site is completely refactored using another less cumbersome and more web-friendly technology, such as MVC.
Flash and Silverlight are both dead, and for the same reasons.
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Bought the lifetime pro version a few years ago...but, apparently, lifetime just meant until it was released. Or something. I can't figure out if I still have it or if I'd have to buy it again, and since I'm giving up all the programming nonsense in a few years, I'm not going to expend much energy finding out.
Well, that, and I never really found a use for it to being with.
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We won't shut up.
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We had one - Clive, the "international Sales Manager" - who started complaining that the mains leads we fitted were too short; he had to work under the desk next to the plug. As Technical Manager, I investigated - production were rightly fitting at least 2m leads, so I check his: about 30cm. Strange. Got a new one fitted, and six months later he's moaning again.
Turns out every time he goes abroad, the plug is wrong for the mains supply, so he chops the cable, fits a local plug, and can't understand why the lead is getting so short ...
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