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#1 BowlCity

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:33 PM

Any other software geeks folks lurking in TRF? I've been working mostly in Rails and Java development for the last couple years and am curious what other people in the field are interested in.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:07 PM

View PostBowlCity, on 09 December 2017 - 05:33 PM, said:

Any other software geeks folks lurking in TRF? I've been working mostly in Rails and Java development for the last couple years and am curious what other people in the field are interested in.
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:46 AM

I go back to the days of fortran, pascal and cobol on mainframes :codger: but the new toys you're playing with would probably run circles around me. Since my job doesn't officially allow 'development', I'm pretty limited to report extracts via sql and writing some limited Access applications. Hey it's a simple gubment job that pays the bills, but in a way I feel like a neutered old dog that sleeps on the porch all day.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 08:24 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 10 December 2017 - 09:46 AM, said:

I go back to the days of fortran, pascal and cobol on mainframes :codger: but the new toys you're playing with would probably run circles around me. Since my job doesn't officially allow 'development', I'm pretty limited to report extracts via sql and writing some limited Access applications. Hey it's a simple gubment job that pays the bills, but in a way I feel like a neutered old dog that sleeps on the porch all day.

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If you've the time and desire, I highly recommend getting a Raspberry Pi and picking up Python. Easy as hell language and you can do so many things with a Pi for cheap.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:26 PM

I wrote trading systems on Wall St in Assembler / Cobol / PL/1 / CICS / batch / VSAM / JCL etc. for mainframes for many many many years.  Some of my programs are still running ( a scary thought ).

More recently I was in involved with Linux and shell scripting supporting MySQL databases.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:14 AM

View Postcustom55, on 10 December 2017 - 09:26 PM, said:

I wrote trading systems on Wall St in Assembler / Cobol / PL/1 / CICS / batch / VSAM / JCL etc. for mainframes for many many many years.  Some of my programs are still running ( a scary thought ).

More recently I was in involved with Linux and shell scripting supporting MySQL databases.

Now retired. :codger:
The change to graphically programming many things have changed things tremendously (for the better I admit). The young bucks never experienced Fortran on punchcards and then dropping the cards on the floor. :rage:

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:10 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 11 December 2017 - 08:14 AM, said:

View Postcustom55, on 10 December 2017 - 09:26 PM, said:

I wrote trading systems on Wall St in Assembler / Cobol / PL/1 / CICS / batch / VSAM / JCL etc. for mainframes for many many many years.  Some of my programs are still running ( a scary thought ).

More recently I was in involved with Linux and shell scripting supporting MySQL databases.

Now retired. :codger:
The change to graphically programming many things have changed things tremendously (for the better I admit). The young bucks never experienced Fortran on punchcards and then dropping the cards on the floor. :rage:

I remember writing programs on Cobol sheets and turning them into the keypunch pool for overnight keying.   Then going into the glass fishbowl ( computer room ) and loading the punch cards into the read to run my program.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:42 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 11 December 2017 - 08:14 AM, said:

View Postcustom55, on 10 December 2017 - 09:26 PM, said:

I wrote trading systems on Wall St in Assembler / Cobol / PL/1 / CICS / batch / VSAM / JCL etc. for mainframes for many many many years.  Some of my programs are still running ( a scary thought ).

More recently I was in involved with Linux and shell scripting supporting MySQL databases.

Now retired. :codger:
The change to graphically programming many things have changed things tremendously (for the better I admit). The young bucks never experienced Fortran on punchcards and then dropping the cards on the floor. :rage:

The oldest thing I've ever had the displeasure of dealing with was an AIX system from the mid-90's. God that was infuriating :laughing guy:

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:43 PM

For work I've mostly been invested in Rails and Java, outside of work I've been enjoying where React.js has been going in the past year or so as it's gained massive popularity. I wrote a few group projects in it in college when it was still really new.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 07:38 PM

how many programmers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

None, that's a hardware problem.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:55 AM

I learned programming in 4 different languages.  I don't use any of them  now.  I'm a medical office administrator.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 01:35 AM

View PostBowlCity, on 10 December 2017 - 08:24 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 10 December 2017 - 09:46 AM, said:

I go back to the days of fortran, pascal and cobol on mainframes :codger: but the new toys you're playing with would probably run circles around me. Since my job doesn't officially allow 'development', I'm pretty limited to report extracts via sql and writing some limited Access applications. Hey it's a simple gubment job that pays the bills, but in a way I feel like a neutered old dog that sleeps on the porch all day.

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If you've the time and desire, I highly recommend getting a Raspberry Pi and picking up Python. Easy as hell language and you can do so many things with a Pi for cheap.

I know what Python is but have never used it (or any other programming language) and I know what a Raspberry Pi is, but have never used one of those either. What kinds of things can one do with it?

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 05:53 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 31 December 2017 - 01:35 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 10 December 2017 - 08:24 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 10 December 2017 - 09:46 AM, said:

I go back to the days of fortran, pascal and cobol on mainframes :codger: but the new toys you're playing with would probably run circles around me. Since my job doesn't officially allow 'development', I'm pretty limited to report extracts via sql and writing some limited Access applications. Hey it's a simple gubment job that pays the bills, but in a way I feel like a neutered old dog that sleeps on the porch all day.

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If you've the time and desire, I highly recommend getting a Raspberry Pi and picking up Python. Easy as hell language and you can do so many things with a Pi for cheap.

I know what Python is but have never used it (or any other programming language) and I know what a Raspberry Pi is, but have never used one of those either. What kinds of things can one do with it?

They're primarily geared towards helping people learn basic programming but common uses I've seen for them are for "software furniture" like hooking it up against an LED board, of which there are plenty of kits out there for. I hooked mine up to a 32x32 LED board, had one of my friends make some pixel art, and we made a basic weather clock. Having it scrape against a weather API every few minutes or so will have it update the current temperature, time, and weather condition for my area.

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View PostBowlCity, on 09 December 2017 - 05:33 PM, said:

Any other software geeks folks lurking in TRF? I've been working mostly in Rails and Java development for the last couple years and am curious what other people in the field are interested in.

I build in-house web-based tools, using SQL (Oracle's flavor), C#/Javascript/AJAX all in a .NET environment (aspx pages).




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