rant Archive

If we programmed/designed like the movies…

We've -ALL- rolled our eyes at the hilarious Hollywood computer programs.Here's my thoughts if these things really existed, or worked like they propose on the big screen...The 'fingerprint/face scanner' program:DBA's would kill us for progressively scanning through the entire person database row by row without any type of rhyme or...
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On coining terms, AKA: OCT

Am I the only one who near refuses to accept the buzzphrases thrown around by marketers; I just found a new one today mentioned in a ZDNet article, called 'APT' - 'hip' marketers drop these phrases to make it seem like they have some sort of new invention. Pisses me...
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Cloud Computing and the 3rd Reich

Co-worker suggested this would be a good one to put up, I agree; and this clip never gets old! Subscribe in a reader...
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OOP

Since I can remember, I always thought there was an irrational gravitation towards OOP from people. "If you don't do OO, you're not a programmer" is an underlying sentiment in all circles of programmers.Now, I firmly believe that OO design is definitely a great way to organize, process and a...
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Overengineeringalisminity

More often than not, developers thrive for the opportunity for self-developmental moments by designing something super abstract - and in the end become disappointed and unhappy with it because designing things that are too abstract can be just as limiting, if not more limiting and difficult to work with than...
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Good programmers

Truths about good programmers:0. They know the difference between writing it 'quickly' and writing it 'right'1. They know that the ability to do both is necessary.2. They know that when writing it quickly, if you have to stop and think about something, think about the data storage schema, not the...
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