• New in town

    From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Vk3jed on Thu Mar 23 09:10:00 2017
    Hi everyone, I've just joined this network. Don't do a lot of software development at this point in time, other than the occasional BASH shell script.
    However, I am looking at getting back into Pascal (with FPC now), as I used to know Turbo Pascal 3-7 fairly well in the DOS days. Have dabbled in Java and Perl, and hacking the odd C program (with little knowledge!) over the years. Also used to be reasonably proficient at Assembler on the 8086 and a few other micros of the day.

    Anyway, looking forward to reading the net.

    I hope you enjoy using DeveloperNet. Currently there isn't a whole lot of traffic, but hopefully over time more people will find DeveloperNet useful.

    Nightfox

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  • From Deavmi@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Vk3jed on Thu Mar 23 08:49:00 2017
    That's awesome to hear. C and Java are great. Maybe pickup some Pascal or D or whatever floats your boat :)

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Deavmi on Thu Mar 23 11:29:00 2017
    That's awesome to hear. C and Java are great. Maybe pickup some Pascal or D or whatever floats your boat :)

    I've heard some interesting things about D, but I haven't seen D used for very many projects.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Vk3jed on Thu Mar 23 13:16:00 2017
    I found Java fairly easy to pick up. It was also my first experience at an object oriented language, and had no trouble getting used to the concepts. C needs a bit more time dedicated to it, that's a project for another time.

    C is (theoretically) a fairly simple language, since it doesn't have object-oriented programming and other features of more modern languages.

    C++, on the other hand, can get a little tricky/messy, but it's also a very powerful language, so it can be good to know. They added quite a bit of good stuff to the C++ 2011 standard, and C++ is still used for quite a bit of things these days.

    Unlike most geeks, a lot of my time is devoted to sport (which is probably the thing that will allow me to handle coding!). So I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to new languages.

    I saw something online recently that said "I know more about Star Trek than I do about sports - And I'm okay with that." ;)

    Nightfox

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  • From Deavmi@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Thu Mar 23 19:17:00 2017
    On 2017-03-23 07:10 PM, Nightfox wrote:
    Hi everyone, I've just joined this network. Don't do a lot of software
    development at this point in time, other than the occasional BASH shell
    script.
    However, I am looking at getting back into Pascal (with FPC now), as I used >> to know Turbo Pascal 3-7 fairly well in the DOS days. Have dabbled in Java >> and Perl, and hacking the odd C program (with little knowledge!) over the
    years. Also used to be reasonably proficient at Assembler on the 8086 and a >> few other micros of the day.

    Anyway, looking forward to reading the net.

    I hope you enjoy using DeveloperNet. Currently there isn't a whole lot of traffic, but hopefully over time more people will find DeveloperNet useful.

    Nightfox

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    Oh I find this useful; trust me.

    After some time people will get onto here.

    Do you advertise this network in anyway to BBS users?
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  • From Deavmi@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Thu Mar 23 17:49:00 2017
    It is a pretty awesoke language. Give it a spin - it's super easy to pick up.

    Fun fact, I email the creator of D.

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    Tristan B. Kildaire (Deavmi)

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  • From Deavmi@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Vk3jed on Thu Mar 23 17:50:00 2017
    Sport is great. I like hockey.

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    Tristan B. Kildaire (Deavmi)

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Deavmi on Fri Mar 24 09:17:00 2017
    Re: Re: New in town
    By: Deavmi to Nightfox on Thu Mar 23 2017 07:17 pm

    After some time people will get onto here.

    Do you advertise this network in anyway to BBS users?

    I have some ads which I set up to be posted in some ad forums every week. I haven't checked in a while, but they should still be posted there on a regular basis. I've had DeveloperNet and MusicalNet for maybe 6 or 7 years, but there still isn't a whole lot of traffic on them.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Deavmi on Fri Mar 24 09:18:00 2017
    Re: New in town
    By: Deavmi to Nightfox on Thu Mar 23 2017 05:49 pm

    It is a pretty awesoke language. Give it a spin - it's super easy to pick up.

    Are you referring to D? It would help if you quoted the message you're replying to so it's easier to follow the conversation.

    Fun fact, I email the creator of D.

    That's cool. Sometimes the language creators do get back to you. At one of my old jobs, my manager emailed Bjarne Stroustroup (the creator of C++) to ask a question about the language, and he actually replied within around 12 hours or so.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Vk3jed on Fri Mar 24 18:58:00 2017
    Re: Re: New in town
    By: Vk3jed to Nightfox on Fri Mar 24 2017 08:43 pm

    C is (theoretically) a fairly simple language, since it doesn't have
    object-oriented programming and other features of more modern
    languages.

    It has a lot of syntax and different ways of being used. I'm not great with rote memory. I found Java fairly straightforward in that regard.

    I've found that there's a certain logic behind the syntax of the languages, and if you understand that logic, you can sort of figure out the syntax for many things without having to memorize it all. It's sort of like knowing the grammar rules for a spoken/written language - If you know the grammar rules, you can figure out what a word/sentence should look like.

    I saw something online recently that said "I know more about Star
    Trek than I do about sports - And I'm okay with that." ;)

    Haha, I know a lot about both. I enjoy the thrill of high speed under my own power. :D

    Nice :) I've been a Star Trek fan since I was a kid. I watched some of the Original Series episodes, and then started watching The Next Generation when it came out and went from there (and I also saw many of the movies in the theater).

    Nightfox

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  • From Deavmi@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Sat Mar 25 05:41:00 2017
    Re: New in town
    By: Deavmi to Nightfox on Thu Mar 23 2017 05:49 pm

    Are you referring to D? It would help if you quoted the message you're replying to so it's easier to follow the conversation.

    That's cool. Sometimes the language creators do get back to you. At one of my old jobs, my manager emailed Bjarne Stroustroup (the creator of C++) to ask a question about the language, and he actually replied within around 12 hours or so.

    Nightfox

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    Yeah sorry , I was referring yo D.

    Yeah language developers are cool people. I also chatted to Andreas Rumpf - the creator of Nim on IRC.
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  • From Deavmi@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Sat Mar 25 05:45:00 2017
    Re: Re: New in town
    By: Vk3jed to Nightfox on Fri Mar 24 2017 08:43 pm

    I've found that there's a certain logic behind the syntax of the languages, and if you understand that logic, you can sort of figure out the syntax for many things without having to memorize it all. It's sort of like knowing the grammar rules for a spoken/written language - If you know the grammar rules, you can figure out what a word/sentence should look like.

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  • From Deavmi@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Mon Aug 7 21:37:00 2017
    On 2017-03-23 07:10 PM, Nightfox wrote:
    Hi everyone, I've just joined this network. Don't do a lot of software
    development at this point in time, other than the occasional BASH shell
    script.
    However, I am looking at getting back into Pascal (with FPC now), as I used
    to know Turbo Pascal 3-7 fairly well in the DOS days. Have dabbled in Java >> and Perl, and hacking the odd C program (with little knowledge!) over the
    years. Also used to be reasonably proficient at Assembler on the 8086 and a >> few other micros of the day.

    Anyway, looking forward to reading the net.

    I hope you enjoy using DeveloperNet. Currently there isn't a whole lot of traffic, but hopefully over time more people will find DeveloperNet useful.

    Nightfox

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    Assembler. Dayum :)

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