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NewsNASA’s Curiosity rover snapped this dreamy timelapse of a Martian day Pin
Kent Sharkey2-Jan-24 9:01
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NewsThe oldest-known version of MS-DOS’s predecessor has been discovered and uploaded Pin
Kent Sharkey2-Jan-24 8:46
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GeneralRe: The oldest-known version of MS-DOS’s predecessor has been discovered and uploaded Pin
trønderen2-Jan-24 15:17
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GeneralRe: The oldest-known version of MS-DOS’s predecessor has been discovered and uploaded Pin
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NewsSteam no longer supports Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 Pin
Kent Sharkey2-Jan-24 7:46
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NewsThe IDEs we had 30 years ago... and we lost Pin
Kent Sharkey2-Jan-24 7:46
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trønderen2-Jan-24 9:44
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I guess anyone who has been in the software world for 30-40 years could produce a list of functions or capabilities, asking "Why did we leave that behind? And this? And this? I would love to have it in today's tools!

To give one example (sticking to IDEs): The very first debugger I used could single step not line by line but call by call. That was really useful to circle in the problem a lot faster than going line by line. I have never seen this in other debuggers. (Most likely some of you will now say 'Oh yes! Xyzzy-debugger has it!' I am referring to debuggers I have seen). The debug information contains all that is needed for offering this, so it could be provided.

Another nice feature of this debugger was that you could tell it to do line stepping on every line from 300 to 1200, and then drop line stepping from line 400 to 800, but rather do call level stepping in that range (or maybe no stepping). I am missing that as well.

Do you have other "long lost friends"?

Religious freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make five.

GeneralRe: The IDEs we had 30 years ago... and we lost Pin
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GeneralRe: The IDEs we had 30 years ago... and we lost Pin
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NewsThe really final (final!) word about agile. It is dead. Not dead. Or…what? (and of course: Kanban boards) Pin
Kent Sharkey2-Jan-24 7:31
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NewsComparing tech used for Apollo, Artemis NASA missions Pin
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NewsGoogle Groups is ending support for Usenet to combat spam Pin
Kent Sharkey2-Jan-24 7:16
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NewsThe head of Microsoft's Windows team wants your thoughts about UX frameworks Pin
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NewsVisual Studio 2013 Retirement: Support reminder for older versions of Visual Studio Pin
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NewsMicrosoft's Windows Experiences leader also hates this Start menu failing and pushes his team for a fix Pin
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NewsSoon, every employee will be both AI builder and AI consumer Pin
Kent Sharkey1-Jan-24 18:01
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NewsAI-created “virtual influencers” are stealing business from humans Pin
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NewsSelf-healing code is the future of software development Pin
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