September 29, 2012 | 19:00

Language Bloat

Disclaimer: After reading through this a few times, I realized my train of thought jumps around a lot on this. There is just so much going on in my head on this topic, its hard to not jump around. I apologize for the all over the place article. Hopefully my point is still conveyed. Update: I just want to clarify that when I refer to JVM/CLR I include their primary language and their standard libraries. Read more

July 7, 2012 | 19:00

Language Fanboyism

This is an opinion and a rant based on my opinion and observations, you have been warned. As a programmer, I see this a lot. People so engrossed in their language that they don’t see its problems or shortcomings, and in turn think every other language, new or old, is bad and will never match up. I sit in a lot of programming language channels on Freenode, and the way I see people defend their language of choice or completely dismiss other languages is baffling. Read more

April 30, 2012 | 19:00


Disclaimer: This is all opinion and personal preference. A lot of the frameworks and game engines I talk about are great, and its my own choices that make them subpar for me. Please take this as an opinion peace, I am not trying to sway anyone in any way, it is just an explanation on why I chose what I did in hopes it might give someone else some ideas. Read more

April 4, 2012 | 19:00

OAuth Usage

One thing that really bugs me lately is the selective use of OAuth providers. Specifically, Facebook. It is one of my pet peeves when I come to a site that I want to try out, but they require Facebook in order to login. I rarely if ever use Facebook, I personally hate using Facebook (rant for another day), but I have one, for some basic connections and logging into places if I really have to. Read more

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