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It's one of those youtube videos where the actual war cry of the frog sounds like a lion's roar and some joker has gone and edited the sound to make the frog sound like a squeaky toy, I am not easily fooled...
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
I was browsing teh interwebs for a web server administration panel, and found this[^]. Full support for UNIX, Linux, AND Windows servers, with a bunch of modules and themes. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks promising.
When I went to the SharePoint conference a few months ago, I pre-ordered Beginning SharePoint 2013 Development. The plan was to use SharePoint for our website, but we decided against that route. However, I forgot about my pre-order and got an email from Amazon yesterday saying my order had shipped.
There really ought to be some sort of confirmation sent out before shipping pre-orders that were placed several months to several years ago.
we moved into a new house on a new street, back in November. two weeks ago, after three months of pleading with them, they started laying the cable down our street. but then they went away and never came back to finish the job.
we've gone four months without cable or internet service.
Using DirecTV. The introductory offer is really good. Afterwards, they are quite a bit higher than TWC, but the channel offerings are better, and the signal is much better. With TWC, my HD channels would oftern stutter or just black out.
Hello all.... Great web site. Love the info and suggestions I can get here. So, I have been doing IT work for over 25 years (servers, networks, hardware, etc...) and never delved into the development field. I now have the opportunity to learn writing and modifying code, but I am having a hard time making this logic click. I have several beginner books on Visual Studio (2005,2010,2012)and have done the training classes offered by a local business. I am focusing on Visual Basic as my language of choice because the company I work for uses this only. Any suggestions on how I can make all this info click? I understand the concepts, but just could not write the code behind a app i lay out in VS Designer to save my life.
Thanks all for the great advice. I sort of suspected I was trying to bite off more than I could chew. Going to go back simple and work my way up.
Learning Visual Basic will tar you as a n00b forever, and firmly establish a reputation that will be very difficult to get out of. If you are going to learn a CLR language, C# might be a better choice. And if you want to expand your horizons beyond Microsoft, java might be the one.
haha...maybe a Old n00b... I have read that once you have a language down, it makes learning other languages easier. Vb and VB.Net are what our dev guy uses here, so I need to get this to assist. C# is on my list as well as Java for personal enrichment. Any suggestions on a n00b learning C# and Java (as well as VB)? Don't seem to have a issue with the tools to design apps, just making it do what I want.
I have read that once you have a language down, it makes learning other languages easier...
This is indeed true to a certain extent. I know about 100 computer languages, and at least in the early days, it was all really just syntax. I was usually able to learn a new language by reading the language reference. There were several exceptions to this (assembly, APL, C). Nowadays that is not quite so true.
What is more important to grasp is the concepts and programming paradigms involved: [assembly], object oriented programming, functional programming, web, templates, lambdas, ...
Next to that is frameworks and environment: MFC, WTL, CLR, unix/linux, ...
Each of these is a separate skill, and shifting from one language to another is a much smaller step if you understand the paradigms involved.
If you are good with one assembly language, you will not have much trouble with another.
Group all kinds of programing languages by their closeness to the hardware and their generations (also roughly equivalent to the prevailing programing model) and you get an accurate impression of how small or big the step from one to another may be.
And in the end they all produce just a lot of bytes that the processor will try to execute as instructions.