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Not thrilled to be back to coding #java (I'd rather it be #kotlin) but with Java10 having type inference 'var' it's a lot nicer than before. Hopefully it and #csharp add 'val' eventually #programming

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The main beef I have with Kotlin is that Google is trying to make it the de-facto language on Android not because it is the best choice, but because it is different enough to safeguard them from another lawsuit from Oracle. Everything in Kotlin syntax screams "we're making it this way because we want to do it differently." But they're still restricted by the JVM...

Why the hell would a multinational software business switch from the most widely used language to one that is used by a few hobbyists and has no resemblance to the old one? We ask this every time someone suggests we should start using Kotlin instead of Java.

Rust on the other hand looks quite promising and interesting.

But then again, Java is constantly evolving into the right direction.

JetBrains is the company behind Kotlin not Google. As someone who likes Kotlin but doesn't get to program in it often enough I was pleased when Google decided to use it instead of Java as it's primary language. I can think of a lot of reasons why I like Kotlin over Java. Kotlin is like a good marriage of the modern syntax and features of C# with even better overlays of functional programming concepts. When I was thinking of leaving Java for C# it was because of how stuck it was compared to when I was using more up to date languages. It's better now but still behind where Kotlin is. I don't like Kotlin because it's new or buzzwordy. I like it because it makes developing easier.


Found some good tracks on there!

Now I do need this for Deezer.

Need to DDG search on Deezer



My various open source contributions from July/August. A lot of travel in the way but biggest update was starting my contributions to @b612foundation to help with improving asteroid tracking #programming #space #foss



Feeling serious code session coming on...time to put the "real" headphones on and crank the music :) #programming



Feeling serious code session coming on...time to put the "real" headphones on and crank the music :) #programming



Interesting synopsis on some message based distributed systems practices in general not just for .NET stacks. Also nice introduction to an informative blog it references twice that I'll follow now. #programming



Reading an article and it casually mentions OpenBSD still uses CVS as its SCM. Yep! Wow! BUt it does have a GitHub mirror. #programming #unix https://cvsweb.openbsd.org/

Nah, SCCS beats RCS!

Seriously though, projects still using CVS are using it because: a) SVN is and was a horrid option for any use, let alone big projects; and b) because Git still can't really handle huge projects quite as well (e.g. NetBSD in a bare Git repo is nearly 2GB, and with a checkout it's nearly 4.5GB); and c) converting a lot of CVS history (including messy bits that should not have been done they way they were done, but now are deeply embedded in the structural history of the CVS repo) to Git is no easy task (the Git conversion of NetBSD and GCC are still a work in progress, GCC has 171,255 commits at last count, and Net BSD is up over 269,000! (*)); and finally d) using Git in very large projects can be quite disruptive to some workflows, and in a volunteer project this means convincing everyone to make major changes to how they do things, and so without a very strong and respected leader this is like pushing a piece of string up a ramp.

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I quite like that they haven't changed it since it seems to work fine. I don't think git is the best that could be done and https://pijul.com/ looks rather interesting in comparison.

Never heard of it. Looks interesting



Indices and Ranges for working with arrays (and lists etc?) in C# 8 look pretty neat! #dotnet #programming



Another interesting article on replacing modern IEEE floating point with newer approaches that get rid of some of the nasty artifacts we constantly deal with while simultaneously reducing memory/storage requirements #programming #hpc

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It is interesting that he is still touting as a positive benefit what I have seen other people pointing out as a distinct failing, the merging of +/-0 and +/- infinity.



Programming langues I've developed in the last 7 days: C#, Java, FORTRAN, C, Forth, Kotlin, Ruby, Objective-C. All but Forth for actual projects. #polyglot #programming
#polyglot #programming programming

That's an incredible achievement. It's more than one different language each day! 😉 😆

Yeah it comes from needing a combo for some projects. Like the Java, FORTRAN, and C were two parts of code bases for the same project. The Kotlin and Ruby were from polishing up the Diaspora API Client I wrote (Kotlin) waiting for the hopfully imminent release of 0.8.0.0 (Ruby) but had to fumble around in there to see where and why something changed so I could update my client.

I've got a long list over lifetime, but in last week or so at work? Go, VB.Net, DOS Batch, Bash, T-SQL, and Java - and the barest touch of Kotlin.



In an exchange with a friend about my FORTRAN post a joke was made about exploring Forth for the Fourth. Actually that sounds like a neat little #programming experiment so here we are...lol... https://repl.it/languages/Forth
#programming programming


One day, Jetbrains will replace systemd then Linux 😁


Roundabouts can't handle a lot of traffic.

Roundabouts take a huge amount of public space and give it to cars. They increase driving speeds in cities. Roundabout exits are practically guillotines for pedestrians and cyclists.

Self driving cars are a myth.



Mostly positive 1st impressions of #AvaloniaUI for #dotnet #linux development, with some paths forward #programming https://www.nequalsonelifestyle.com/2019/05/13/avalonia-first-impressions/



I'm coming out of development/software engineering hibernation :) #programming https://www.nequalsonelifestyle.com/2019/05/02/dev-ramp-up/
#programming programming



Dove into some #diaspora code for the first time in forever to help someone figure out how to do something. I do enjoy that code base immensely even if I haven't worked in it for many months #programming #ruby
#diaspora #programming #ruby fediverse programming

I have big hopes about the coming hackathon in Berlin. I really wish your API PR will be merged then, or at least have significant progress done



On Linux Journal's 25th Anniversary they interviewed Linus again. #programming #linux https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/25-years-later-interview-linus-torvalds
#programming #linux computer

by te guy who later started redhat



Darn, still no UI for Linux on the roadmap (although many good things). I want to try Avalonia but it'd be great if Linux wasn't a 3rd class #dotnet citizen. #programming https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2019/04/04/net-core-3.aspx
# #dotnet #programming programming

Yep, C# is such a nice language

@Christoph S I know :(. Before I found Kotlin it was why I was heavily ramping up my .NET on Linux work. Everytime I hear a podcast on Avalonia and stuff I want to try it again. Also one project I want to do needs to be tying into some native libraries and the bridge for that through the CLR is far more reasonable than the options available through the JVM.

Before I started studying at university I was doing a professional training as software developer at a company and despite some legacy stuff we used C# for the newer porjects. I really loved the language. Then when I started studying at university it was like going back a couple of years, cause I had to learn Java and always wanted to do things like I did in C#, e.g. a foreach loop over a String. Of course in Java you need to use the damn CharArray stuff....AutoProperties in C# for getter/setter were also very nice!
Well, but in the meantime with Java 8 there have been a lot of great advances.



Supply chain management and detailed tracking seemed to me to be one of the best uses of blockchains. Apparently Bellucci is using it so you can track and confirm where the olive oil in the jar you produced came from. As an olive oil lover who is leery of adulterated olive oil (which is a lot of them) and a software developer I found that to be pretty neat! #food #programming #blockchain https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47553054
#food #programming #blockchain food programming


It does sound pretty neat!