@cbae: No. The fact that you are ganging up on one of your own.
@steve01: Do you realize that you can use chrome or firefox or opera on windows xp?
Are there web-sites you use that require IE6/7/8? If so that is the problem! Tell these authors that the web was made for users certainly not for developers who want the world to stop spinning.
@wastingtimewithforums: The first link points to a desktop app and an online flash gallery that, after 10 years as you say, contains 200 models. Have you seen some models in the chrome site? just an example
I don't understand your second link.
But I do see your point. Almost anyone can make this. And you even don't need a 3d api to do it. One could do this with the canvas tag, although it will be kinda verbose compared to a real 3d version. Since IE will not support webgl (not now at least ), I wonder why Microsoft or its community doesn't accept the challenge and create something like this.
I'd say stay away from Rx, Linq, and Async (I'd say even stay away from C#, if it wasn't too late ). Reasons:
- Not everything is as shiny as MSFT marketing like you to think. Some things Microsoft markets look very shiny from afar, but upon closer look or having using these they look only skin deep shiny. Personally I remember some database design tools that were included in VB6 that looked just great when described, but upon trying them for something other then a quick demo, I have found that they weren't even 100% implemented! Now, I'm not sure this applies to Rx, Aync, Linq or even C#, but I would not rule it out.
- It's about the community. Outside of Microsoft, only the mono team is interested in dotnet. No one else is interested in it! For example, one would think that once Microsoft dropped (sorry, evolved) Silverlight, its vocal community would pick up the mono port called moonlight and do something with it. That project is very quiet. No one wants to contribute. Having said that, it seems Ximian is doing something magical with mono with monotouch and monodroid. Check out how many games on the best seller list are made with them. Still the outside community of dotnet seems small to me compared to projects like webkit, node, v8, php, python, ruby, RoR.
I conclusion chose wisely, remember I chose VB for my students back in 2000 and it was a mistake.
If you want a language that's fast, functional, cuncurent, terse, and beautiful check out go.
Jul 03, 2012 at 3:01 AM
Sorry to revive a dead thread, started by me no less, but there were some videos about Go from Google I/O 2012 just posted. Guys watch this, and you'll be converted
1) Masterful presentation (did I tell you I'm a Rob Pike fanboi?) about concurrency:
2) The go team (Yes, that's effing Ken Thompson in the panel):
Oh, the horror (Tim Berners-Lee)
It's like calling Fox and complaining that their volume is too loud.
HTML was designed (in a long ago, forgotten time) to be logical (semantical) markup. It was assumed the user was savvy enough to change color/size/font. Then came the designers with their photoshop files..... thus FONT tag was born, and nothing was the same again.
Q: How do you separate the good sites from the ones that were designed by babies?
A: You change the minimum font size, and watch their grand design fall to pieces.
So your answer: go to settings and change the minimum font size, your life will not be the same (especially since your bank site will not work again )
EDIT: the plus side: more and more sites are getting robust enough to not go crazy after this simple change.