Programmers - Coding in C

Nightlane

Captain
Donor
Jul 26, 2017
223
604
210
RSI Handle
Nightlane
@Nightlane, XMLs, ugh...that reminds me of another issue I constantly encounter. I frequently get stuck working with software developers walking around with a 'Senior' title that don't even know what delimited files are (such as never heard of CSV, TSV, etc.), much less flat and dump files, and even struggle with JSON files despite claiming to be JavaScript developers. So they force the code to use XML when other formats are more appropriate for the data in question, then to add more misery they don't process the data out of the XML correctly for the volume of data in said files.
OMG

Welp, i've started class and i now know what a string is. And how to tell the world hello. It's a start.
Congrats!! :slight_smile:

It might sound silly, but the importance of the difference between a string and other data types is significant, and a concept that I see people with decades of experience still struggle with.
And the difference of a C type string and a pascal type string? hahaha

OMG, all this is so basic... :-S

And what about the people that does not mind or know about java consuming 100 times the time and X times the memory than C, Etc?
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bambooza and Deroth

Deroth

Admiral
Donor
Sep 28, 2017
929
3,023
600
RSI Handle
Deroth1
OMG



Congrats!! :slight_smile:



And the difference of a C type string and a pascal type string? hahaha

OMG, all this is so basic... :-S

And what about the people that does not mind or know about java consuming 100 times the time and X times the memory than C, Etc?
...but...but...but...JavaScript looks so much better than C on the resume to recruiters and HR!
💩
 

Vavrik

Grand Admiral
Donor
Sep 19, 2017
1,732
7,086
900
RSI Handle
Vavrik
...but...but...but...JavaScript looks so much better than C on the resume to recruiters and HR!
💩
Well, if you only have 1 language on your resume, you're probably better off with JavaScript than C. You learn C to make sure you understand procedural programming, which is important. But you use JavaScript to make a living. At some point that's important too. But even web developers sometimes need more than JavaScript. Not all the web is run in a browser. And actually JavaScript is a useful language for web, but it's not so useful for writing code. There's one other reason to look at this closely. AI is learning how to write code, and it's fast, and good - better at some tasks than we are. Give it maybe a decade.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bambooza and Deroth

Bambooza

Admiral
Sep 25, 2017
2,606
8,171
750
RSI Handle
MrBambooza
Yep, well in my case its Java but still the same boat it pays the bills. Luckly I don't have to write javascript or build web pages its all Enterprise javabean, or web services.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Deroth and Vavrik

Vavrik

Grand Admiral
Donor
Sep 19, 2017
1,732
7,086
900
RSI Handle
Vavrik
Yep, well in my case its Java but still the same boat it pays the bills. Luckly I don't have to write javascript or build web pages its all Enterprise javabean, or web services.
I love EJB. Haven't worked with it regularly for 5 or 6 years, but it was bread and butter for a long time.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Deroth and Bambooza

Vavrik

Grand Admiral
Donor
Sep 19, 2017
1,732
7,086
900
RSI Handle
Vavrik
Java is easy to hate. EJB on the other hand, you can actually use to solve problems. Not that it's fun to use, just you don't end up hating it completely. JavaScript is partly inspired by Java, but isn't Java. Java was from Sun Microsystems, JavaScript by Netscape (named essentially because they were trying to impress Sun). That doesn't change the fact that JavaScript is a dog's breakfast... just sayin.
If you're stuck with JavaScript, you might want to look into an abstraction layer like TypeScript. Yes, Microsoft wrote it, but it's open source and not too bad.
https://www.typescriptlang.org/
I think they were trying to reduce the amount of antacid their web developers were consuming.
 

Bambooza

Admiral
Sep 25, 2017
2,606
8,171
750
RSI Handle
MrBambooza
Angular is also not bad. Been trying to push our GUI development out of *shutters* Eclipse WindowBuilder and into HTML5 running in Electron with the possibility of using Angular features.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Deroth
Forgot your password?