Safe For Seneca

I’ll pick on Java but this should apply to other languages too. I’m just afraid that due to circumstances beyond my controll I’ll end up writing Java code this year – that’s what got me thinking of this. All Java applications I ever used (web or local) were dreadfully slow and used way too much …

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All proper programming languages I can think of have a real simple function – sleep(). It suspends the execution of your program for a time. This is what I wanted to do. Having no choice but to use javascript in this case, I went around looking for what the sleep() function is called in this …

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Are you one of those people who think all software should be free? I don’t like you. But that’s besides the point, I’m going to look at how your views might apply to other very similar products and maybe that will be interesting. In the paragraphs below – when I say positively ethical I mean …

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Branches always freaked me out. From the day when I read the subversion manual I knew they are hard to deal with and the benifits are dubious. If you ever had to deal with maintaining a fork, or a project that was forked – the technical challenges are exactly the same. I imagine it’s reasonably …

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he Windows port of ISO Master is almost ready. That’s not a programmer’s amost, it really is. All the existing ISO Master functions work, I added a drive selector (that wasn’t needed on Linux), the nag screen works, and I set up a page on the website to accept payments via a credit card or …

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Well, there’s nothing seriously wrong with that screenshot – I’m talking about the picture of me working on a reasonably popular open source app for Linux (ISO Master). What’s wrong with writing open source apps for Linux? Nothing, unless you need to make money to pay your bills :) Linux users are so used to …

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