The Lounge is rated PG. If you're about to post something you wouldn't want your
kid sister to read then don't post it. No flame wars, no abusive conduct, no programming
questions and please don't post ads.
Got that habbit from school tests on religion,ancient greek and other useless stuff where I had nothing to write...got a 18/20 once for giving some good locations for vacation
I know it's childish but I wont stop it even if they put me in a mental clinic for it ! Oh wait
You know how, when you lose your virginity, somebody just has to ask "was it good for you?" ? Well, that's what your question is like. If you have to ask, then you know it's not. Ah. I guess I just answered my question.
we have a regular visitor to the garden, a hedgehog
Interesting(?) thing that reminded me of.
My father was experimenting with signal degradation, back in the day. In order to degrade a signal over time, he had two disk recorders (we're talking pre tape recorders here, not CDs, these recorded sound direct to magnetic disk pre the disk drive!)
Anyhow. So, he recorded himself saying something like "Hello There!", and set the machines to record A->B then record that from B->A. The idea was to measure the degradation over time, see how much degradation would still be understandable etc.
You can imagine that, after a few iterations, there was pretty much a garbled "Mwaaa MWaaa" sound.
He set it to play in a loop, to record many copies to the other machine, and left it going.
When he remembered it, evening had come, he went and switched it off, but the noise didn't stop.
When he went to shut the curtains, outside the window, pressed up quite closely, were many (I don't recall how many, but like more than half a dozen) hedgehogs, all making a similar noise!
He repeated the experiment at different times, and found that it always attracted hedgehogs.
As kids we loved it, as he would play the sound for an hour or two before our bedtimes, and we could go out and put saucers of milk for them.
For example, taking a stab here, if I work in Ruby on Rails, everyone uses GitHub, TTD, Agile to the extreme (ie, short stories, sprints, etc.), lots of refactoring, little overall thought to architecture and maintainability, minimal or no code documentation, and so forth.
If I work in C#, probably TFS, probably less emphasis on TDD, possibly more up-front design, less Agile principles, possibly more "milestone" oriented, code reviews rather than peer programming, etc.
In my experience it has nothing to do with language or environment, but it's a more personal issue. The manager is the soloist and he try to collect programmers who make no dissonant melodies. For instance I worked with the same manager over time in COBOL, C++, VB and C# and it changed nothing...
I'm not questioning your powers of observation; I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is. (V)
I find this to be the case as well. It's just some things go hand-in-hand.
One thing I'd add to the pot is some hard core C hacker types that swear OOP is overrated and most of it can be achieved in C... blah blah blah. Don't get me wrong, C is still my favorite language, but... blah blah blah ya know.
The classic VB crowd (still freaking exists!!!) pretty much goes like "we don't like studying but want to pretend we're developers" or "our clients want us to use it" or "we got more important things to do than learn how to do our job"... blah blah blah. These guys also wouldn't know what a unit test is or a design pattern or a decent UI. But they say they do!
Just like how typically most PHP developers tend to use MySQL over SQL Server.