Chris Sells wrote a post on Time for some anti-social networking. Like Chris I really didn't get facebook.
But I discovered the point of facebook.....
The point of face book is to get your friends to stroke your ego.
by sending you hugs, voting you sexy, cute, compatible, saying nice words about you, choosing you as a valentine, taking compatibility tests, by sending you gifts or aliens, etc etc blah blah blah.
Facebook is a web app for people with low self esteem. Which in hindsight is a pretty good market to target!
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
For anyone who does C++, you should also be well aware of boost. In fact, you should generally be using boost (unless there are technical limitations why you can't, eg embedded platforms, non standard C++ compilers).
boost is essentially a large template library that makes all kinds of general programming a lot easier. It basically extends the std libray. It is also the testing ground for the next C++ language standard.
The following are worth their weight in gold :-
Being a template library it also means you don't have to link to a library, you just have to include the headers and at compile time its generating all the code directly into your software. So it's dead easy to get started with it.
I mention it because I interview a lot of C++ programmers who have never heard of it.
Posted by Keith at 1:23 pm