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Member Since 25 Dec 2001
Offline Last Active Oct 02 2012 02:02 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Should I give up?

02 October 2012 - 02:00 PM

So in other words, there would be less steps for getting a C game to work, than getting a Java game to work.

Not always. There are tradeoffs.

Java, for example, will support any system that has a JVM. So your software will be cross platform pretty easily.

Native apps don't have that same luxury. If you're trying to do cross platform development, you're going to have different steps on each platform.

In Topic: Should I give up?

02 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

How come I can run C and C++ programs without installing anything, yet when I run a program written in Java or Ruby, I need to install the compilers for those languages?


C and C++ are natively compiled. Generally, the shared runtime libraries are already installed by default.

Ruby and Java are interpreted languages. They require an interpreter to run programs. (Yes, Java is interpreted by the JVM)

In Topic: Web Browser Assistance

07 August 2010 - 04:07 AM

I converted to be Mac centric last year, so I tend to use the Mac version of Chrome for my general browsing. When I'm at work, I'll use Firefox because Firebug is awesome and the dev tools in Chrome/Safari suck in my opinion.

I'm doing more with HTML5/CSS3, so Webkit is important there.

In Topic: This is why Windows will never have a built in virus scanner

28 January 2009 - 10:17 AM

I didn't see anyone post this blog post, but it does give a nice overview of the browser problem.

Zero or Five?

In Topic: The Snow is Piling Up

27 January 2009 - 04:37 PM

Yep.. this is the most snow I've had since moving to an area where it snows normally.