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    Been Programming All My Life. 12+ Languages - I learned to program when I was a kid on old TRS-80s and learned a form of basic.Since then I have learned about computers inside and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 20, 2009

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    Maybe Someone Out There Knows This... - There's a software application I'm working on that has a strange bug.  In this program, some previous developer decided that they would...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 4 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    Books - I am really only starting out as a programmer and am about to start classes on some basic programming, anyone have some suggestions on book i should own/read?  ...
    Bukoden Bukoden 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2009

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    Ha Ha Ha - I was going through my stuff and found this "fake ad" I made (Clearly making fun of the "5 Hour Energy" Energy Drink commercials): DOES PROTOTYPING MAKE YOU CRASH...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 1 Response Jul 11, 2009

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    BASIC Programmer - I am a BASIC programmer. I taught myself on a Commodore 64 and progressed to Casio BASIC, QBasic, Visual Basic, and now Gambas in Linux.
    mrgigabytes mrgigabytes 31-35, M Dec 19, 2007

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    I Am a Programmer - I like C++, Java. I have do this job for more than 2 years. I am good at web program more than desktop software develop.But it NOT means I don't like desktop...
    AlexLeo AlexLeo 22-25, M Jul 28, 2008

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    Programming Question: Static Vs. Non Static. - I'm replying here cause a friend asked. His question was about C# which I don't know.... I'm answering from Java-only perspective...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 Dec 11, 2009

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    There Oughta Be a Tool. - At work someone has asked me what database columns a certain set of processes modifies. I just wanna go "Beats me.  Depends on what happens in...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 8 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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    Strong Typed Or Weaktyped Languages? - You got these programming languages like PHP where all variables are essentially "variants" (you can suddenly stick text in a...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 2 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    Ha Ha Ha.... - I'm this guy who sometimes codes in Java and write now I'm taking this refresher course in Spring framework... Anyway that alternative song "Jars" just came on...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 1 Response Sep 16, 2009

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    Love Programming - And most people consider it weird because I'm a girl. Love programming since I was a teenager. I like to get into the details, in depth, therefore ASM is my pick...
    vappole vappole 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    Only A Hobbyist. - I've recently started teaching myself python. I think I've gotten to the point where I'd like to take a stab at OpenGL. I don't know what exactly I plan to do...
    Kyuu Kyuu 16-17, M 15 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    A Misunderstood Term - I think saying "I'm a programmer" is like saying you're "a grammatician" or "a linguist".. it's not very descriptive of what you do, or how you do it. It's...
    emptyroads emptyroads 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    Anyone Out There Use "Eclipse"? - You know... the IDE that like Rational Application Developer has imbedded inside and that most Java programmers use? Anyone know why the cut...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 Jul 10, 2009

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    Wierd Refactoring Assignments... - About a year ago, some people where I work were moving various "platform independent" stuff from Windows boxes to Unix boxes. Naturally any case...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    VisualMicrosoft For Windows :-D - I saw something funny on the Internet once... Some guy was talking about how under-appreciated "Notepad" is and then says "That's -Visual Notepad...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 Jun 20, 2009

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    Any Flex Developers Out There? - It looks like this group's been kinda dead, so here's something to try to kick-start it: Anyone out there do any Flex development? I'm starting...
    kiuz645 kiuz645 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 5, 2010

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    Bleh - I've been a programmer for a government agency for 2.5 years. I program web-based applications in Java.
    DartmanX DartmanX 36 Oct 30, 2007

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    A Conceptual Introduction To Serverside Scripting Langauges (e.g. PHP And ColdFusion) - (This post is for a friend of mine who knows HTML but who isn't a programmer) Anyone else...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 4 Responses Nov 15, 2009

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    Another Tool That Would Rock Is This... - There oughta be a gizmo that scans through all the code on an Oracle instance and tells you every place that has the potential to modify a...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 1 Response Oct 13, 2009

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    Right! Spring Break is over, I successfully read a 750 pg. book on C++ in a day, followed by "Art of War..." time to move on to 3-D Virtual Environment Graphics Programming! I'm...
    whytfng whytfng 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I've just started learning Python... my plan is to master it and then move on to VPython. Is that the best choice for 3D Virtual Environment graphic design or should I try Unity or...
    whytfng whytfng 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Anyone Ever Make Something Like This? - Once I took a job as a PHP developer but was put on a ColdFusion project (which I did not know how to program in beforehand)... So to learn...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 1 Response Jan 8, 2010

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    Anyone Have Any Experience With Microsoft Script Debugger? - Supposividly if you have Microsoft Office Installed (I guess so this can be used for vbscript stuff too), you have this...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 Jul 24, 2009

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    I know Batch, HTML (duh!), Actionscript, and Java; I can program a TI Calculator; I'm looking to learn C++ soon; and I read an entire Java 1.4 College textbook in seventh grade...
    whytfng whytfng 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Someone's still programming in -BASIC- (a post about odd grafitti seen in Washington, DC) - At the Department of Treasury no less! (This post contains only pictures. Please click...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 May 9, 2009

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    An Idea For An Little Yet Interesting Development Tool Feature... - I think any tool geeks use should have a feature where you can highlight any text and with a right click make...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 Sep 28, 2009

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