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I remember when XML was new and how it was hyped to be the best thing since sliced bread. Then I used it for a database / C# project ... and decided never to use it again! (It didn't help that the C# class libraries for this sort of thing were utterly naff in C# 1.0). I have found no desirable use for it since (don't get me wrong I am sure it is useful ... in some distant galaxy ...).
one of my first jobs as a developer, I had xml in everything, it grew (from the early 2000's) from just needing a configuration file that I could control the output to being used in everything. by the time of leaving that job after 18 years, my library for dealing with XML in communications from screen layouts to configuration files grew pretty vast.
At the next job (never done any web dev before this) I was introduced to Json data. although, I would prefer this for communication transport if I had to go back to that old job, I would likely stay with XML for screen layouts and (some) configuration files.
Json doesn't take care of everything I would like, but YAML does look interesting in how it treats object references, where two parent objects might have a common reference to a shared object.
my current job has introduced me to more new concepts that I wouldn't have been exposed to in the last couple jobs. it's odd after spending so long at my first job I still think back to what I could have done better with my current knowledge.
Hi Glenn, What a lovely morning! I've just been cursed at by the sr. partner (after working late yesterday and early this morning) because I gave her exactly what she asked for and it's still not what she wants. Apparently, I have a bad attitude.
In the meantime, I have at least 3-4 customer issues to deal with today. (mostly Covid related)
As usual, everybody needs something, and I'm the only one here who knows what is going on.
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Just making sure some other s*d was working! What users want or think want verus what they need/ require been there too many times I think tomorrows going to fun, three of us need to stand 2 M apart in a 1.5 M room to witness one of our widgets in a torture test!
I just checked and according to Online Sources1 car accidents halved in 2020 due to Covid and lockdown.
Would anyone care to bet that will result in premiums dropping this year?
1 So it must be true.
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