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  • Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?
    By on September 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    itwbennett writes: Every programming language has its own unique quirks, such as weird syntax, unusual functionality or non-standard implementations — things that can cause developers new to the language, or even seasoned pros, to scratch their heads in wonder (or throw their hands up in despair). Phil Johnson has rounded up some of the strangest — from the + operator in JavaScript to the trigraphs in C and C++ and indentation level in Python. (more…)



  • Sony, Microsoft Squabble Over Console Features, But the Real Opponent Is Apple
    By on June 21, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nerval’s Lobster writes “Now that Microsoft and Sony have unveiled their respective next-generation gaming consoles, the two companies have cheerfully resorted to firing broadsides at each other. Whether the current brouhaha has any effect on sales of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 (if hardcore gamers keep complaining, they may even convince Microsoft to knock $100 off the new Xbox and bring its pricing down to the PS4′s level), it’s also drowning (more…)

  • Best New Features and Improvements in Starcraft II
    By on August 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Here are the best changes and improvements made to the Starcraft series with this new title.

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  • Best New Features and Improvements in Starcraft II
    By on July 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Here are the best changes and improvements made to the Starcraft series with this new title.

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  • 10 New MobileMe Features Explained
    By on June 23, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Last week MobileMe underwent a complete redesign. With only 2-hours notice, members didn’t really know what to expect other than the service was just going down for regular maintenance. But when MobileMe came back online, it had a completely redesigned user interface that’s fresh and inviting, and a few new features were thrown in as well.

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  • New Microsoft Silverlight Features Have Windows Bias
    By on November 20, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes with this quote from a story at El Reg about an early look at the Silverlight 4 beta: “There are … major changes to Silverlight’s out-of-browser functionality, a loose equivalent to Adobe Systems’ AIR runtime for Flash. Even when fully sandboxed, which means having the same permissions that would apply to a browser-hosted Silverlight applet, out-of-browser applications get an HTML control, custom window settings, and the (more…)