[Novalug] November Meeting (Possible) Topics
dan_arico at aricosystems.com
Mon Oct 18 23:56:07 EDT 2010
> > I dunno...just about everything people want to do now has been written,
> > so now everyone is using someone else's packages with their own
> > metalanguages, directives, formats. Or menus and GUIs.
> That's pretty much far out, and I think you know that. With that type of
> argumentation, everything programming was pretty much done when we had
> defined the components of "if, while, for, repeat, assignments". All
> languages are just repetitions of those core features. With all the
> development of plugin apps to pretty much any platform, there's still a
> huge market for developers/programmers.
> But if you were trying to say that gone are the days where a programmer
> would define the whole premise of the application, yeah; that went away
> almost a decade ago.
Well, not exactly. I've written an entire system that I use for handling
postal mailing lists. I started thirty years ago with programs written in
basic under Smoke Signal DOS. Over the years, I've migrated that software over
six different operating systems and eight languages, while making steady
improvements. Right now, I'm on Linux and using Python.
The problem with talking about what I do is I can't figure out how to do it
without giving away too much information to competitors.
One OS to rule them all, One OS to find them,
One OS to bring them all, and in the Darkness bind them,
In the land of Redmond, where the Sales Reps lie.
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