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Erin Maus
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July 2006
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Haha you're not the first person to say that. I literally want something that mimics a checklist with a few extra features: 1. being able to estimate/assign points and; 2. being able to measure previous progress. That's it.

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And there it is. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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gillius
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April 2000

If you think JIRA is bad, you haven't been around long enough to see just how bad some systems can get.

But I like JIRA. Maybe I'm part of the problem. At my last job we started with JIRA and moved to Azure DevOps, which was not as good I think. Although, it was about when it launched and I have to give MS credit for doing a lot of major development while I noticed it.

Of course, the systems work best if they are allowed to integrate properly with your CI/CD and version control system. Azure DevOps didn't have wiki (at least at the time we used it) so we still had Confluence. And Mercurial although we were slowly switching to git. So we lost all integration.

Now I am working with Apple Radar, and that's a whole different world of both some interesting features but a whole lot of less interesting attributes...

But the problem even in the places that do use JIRA is that if it gets out into the hands of a large organization they are going to mess it up and customize it into something crazy, unless you're really lucky. Same is true about almost every off-the-shelf system.

And if you ever feel uncertain, you could always try bugzilla. I never really used it directly, so I guess I can't speak about it... But I never could get over the looks.

A tool I set up for a team to use almost 20 years ago now is Trac. It's the first system I used that combined wiki, source control (SVN at the time), and issue tracking all at once. I'm not even sure Atlassian existed at the time or maybe it was just JIRA. Looks like it still exists (https://trac.edgewall.org/). It was easy to set up and had a really nice plugin system (it's a Python-based tool). Never really took off and I didn't see it used anywhere else.

What's weird is the number of years I've been around and it's odd how a "new feature" comes along and something had it years ago. More surprisingly is when a new system comes out and you lose some really valuable feature and everyone likes the shiny stuff they sort of forget about what they lost...

I remember everyone flipped out about Remote Desktop coming out for Windows like who's ever done that before. Then all the UNIX guys in the room went ??? what about X Windows that came out in the 80s?

So I disappear from Acc for months at a time then come out with an old guy post every once in awhile. So here it is. I guess I didn't realize I've made it to old guy rambling age till now :).

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Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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Haha, welcome back Gillius. We've been expecting you.

JIRA's not that bad.

Chris Katko
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January 2002
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C++ and D getting some nice enhancements. I'm excited for the future.

C++20 added modules. Finally. The end of the insane, 70's era concept of using a PREPROCESSOR to include multiple files together with all the bugs, forward declarations, and slow file access that included.

D just added in beta, the 'musthave' (IIRC) keyword which fires off a compiler error if you don't check the return value of a function. So now, we can have compiler statically verified return checks. Imagine how many hundreds of posts on Allegro have been the result of people not checking return values. I've long told people, "error checking should not be opt in". If you're depending on people to do the right thing... in order to not do the wrong thing you're in for a bad time with sleepy and distracted programmers.

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Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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Speaking of contemporary compiler and language features, which language should I learn next?

I know C, C++, Java, and Kotlin fairly well. I'm familiar with HTML5, CSS3 and JS and can do basic stuff with them. Should I learn a business language like C# or should I spend my time on a scripting language like Python / Ruby? I'm comfortable programming in Python even if I hate typeless languages. What's your take? Where is the future of code?

GullRaDriel
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September 2003
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The future of code is zerocode (or at least that's what's Microsoft & Co are trying to sell now. Yes, it was a trap !)

Have you tried Go, Rust, Ruby, WebAssembly ? Or just jump into the wagon and do some embedded stuff in ARM (C/C++ mainly) :-)

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MiquelFire
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January 2003
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When it comes to learning a new language, I would go with whatever would benefit me with whatever plans I got. As my job tends to focus on the web app side of things, I'm really getting into JS right now (though I do know PHP quite well).

As I'm trying to learn Unity, I have to know C# (I made a Christmas hack game in C#, but too bad the library I used seems dead, and was a .NET 1.x code IIRC, so who knows if it would even run on current systems)

The future of code is foggy, something could appear without warning and complete take over.

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William Labbett
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March 2004
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Does anyone learn asm anymore?

EDIT : Changed learnt to learn.

MiquelFire
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January 2003
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Anyone getting timeout errors just trying to load this site recently?

It's like the server was shutdown (or whatever software Matthew uses for the web server, be it Apache, Nginx, or something else, is erroring out and not restarting)

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Febreze (and other air fresheners actually) is just below perfumes/colognes, and that's just below dead skunks in terms of smells that offend my nose.
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William Labbett
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March 2004
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I've noticed it. I've been having trouble logging in too.

Dizzy Egg
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March 2009
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Anyone getting timeout errors just trying to load this site recently?

Yep, all the time! Sometimes takes an age to load, sometimes doesnโ€™t load at all, seems really hit and miss. Logging in via my iPhone only seems to work if I enable auto login.

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Dizzy Egg
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March 2009
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Anyone getting timeout errors just trying to load this site recently?

Yep, all the time! Sometimes takes an age to load, sometimes doesnโ€™t load at all, seems really hit and miss. Logging in via my iPhone only seems to work if I enable auto login.

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Bob Keane
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June 2006

I tried logging on earlier, but may have forgotten my password. Eventually I got a message saying too many logins attempted and suggesting I clear my cookies, but did not say anything about me already logged on or bring up any other information. So I shut down for a few hours. I just got back to try again and found I was already logged on. Go figure.

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May 2007
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RmBeer2
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Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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rmbeer said:

Clones!
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Alex Boen
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May 2022

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Chris Katko
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January 2002
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"One of these posts, is not like the other"

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Erin Maus
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July 2006
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Working on an internal transfer to the team responsible for the first-party Prime Video app on Fire TV. This would be so cool. ๐Ÿคž

I had a job offer from NBC Universal to work on the Peacock app before I accepted the Amazon offer, and I did similar niche things at my previous job (Truist, a regional bank here in south-east-ish USA)... This has been my dream for a while, to work on a high profile video streaming app.

I want to be able to point to the software I work on and say "hey, I made that!"

...

Also, I have been optimizing ItsyRealm. Like it's performing really well on macOS. From 30-45 FPS with heavy drops due to the garbage collector, to a solid 60 FPS in most areas. (For reference, LuaJIT doesn't JIT well [or at all] on macOS/M1 - the performance is a lot worse than all other platforms - so it will run like butter on PC/other platforms).

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Chris Katko
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January 2002
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Congrats!

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Edgar Reynaldo
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May 2007
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