Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Windows X Linux and more...

Weird...

Even though I agree that being a Linux user is much more cool to a geek like me (I really love when someone calls me geek), I hardly get time to use it. Although, it makes no difference because I hardly touch network and system administration tools. I prefer Linux but use Windows...

I agree that the best C++ IDE is Visual Studio, although I think I'd enjoy the full version of CBuilder X. I liked the free version, but no RAD tools. I know just the basics of MFC. I know the SWING API pretty well, so I prefer OOP GUI libraries and I am lazy to do a lot of typing using the WIN32S APIs. Even guys like Charles Petzold prefer C# GUI library, so why would you bother to insist with the old C libraries?

Speaking of it, I was trying the Tkinter library and the first example was really fast that impressed me. I'd not use RAD tools except for complex tasks and the programming model that Tkinter makes use is similar to Java Swing. Sometimes I become too confused when I try to think what's happening in the background, lots of C code going around, lots of threads. But for guys like me that didn't go for Computer Science at college (I wish), it is easier to encapsulate the complexity. I think if ones does a good job designing an API like SWING of tkinter, it saves lots of time and allows the user to focus on programming.

That's all.

Music advice: Cynic "Focus". Technical Jazz Death Metal.

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