The ‘D’ programming language – in production at a big PHP and c++ shop.
The creator of D, Andrei Alexandrescu, is brilliant, and has written a number of advanced c++ books.
I just did not think I’d see the D programming language enter the mainstream.
Neat. Able to recreate the problem.
please eyeball the VERIFY… items in the screenshot below.
Note that the SUCCEEDED() macro ‘succeeds’ – even though the HRESULT is equal to S_FAIL.
click for a larger view.
I’ve just got to give a shout-out to this. Since Windows Vista, I’ve really liked the ability to have some extremely handy desktop gadgets. Microsoft tried killing these off with Windows 7, and now with Windows 8.1.
Here’s a screen shot of what’s on my desktop on most of my Windows boxes.
install this first: http://8gadgetpack.net/
A “programmer competency matrix.”
I like the reading lists in there.
Free source code hosting.
Years ago, I was trying to decide between Subversion, Mercurial, and Git. I liked Mercurial because it was written in Python. I created a Mercurial code hosting account at Bitbucket.
Git won the version control wars. Subversion is now considered evil by the cool kids, and you don’t hear much about Mercurial any more.
Bitbucket used to be only Mercurial – but they added Git several years ago.
By NOT having my source code hosted at GitHub makes me special.