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Selected posts from July 2005

Filed under: Bits and Bytes by Hari
Posted on Mon, May 28, 2007 at 16:37 IST (last updated: Thu, May 7, 2009 @ 21:35 IST)

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Time for another blast from the past while I go through a lean trot looking for inspiration. ;)

Python and Java - my take on these two highly dissimilar programming languages. I still think that the structure of Java makes it more suited for a formal software engineering course where development is formalized and the emphasis is on correct coding practices, while Python will remain a powerful, extensible scripting/programming language to get things done as fast and as easily as possible. Java can be a pain for coding smaller applications because it demands too much structure.

Unfair Criticism - some thoughts on how to criticize and do so in a constructive way. Too often, people find it easy to say that something is wrong, but have difficulty in pointing in the right direction.

Reverse Elitism and the Linux Community - my first real analysis of Linux flame wars and why they happen. The underlying issues are related more to human psychology than technology. I still like this article, although I think I would write it a bit differently if I had to do it now.

Choosing a web hosting solution - my first real HOWTO. Based on my own experience in searching for a host for literaryforums.org. The best web hosts are the ones who don't have anything to hide. Many web hosting providers hide a lot of stuff in their fine print and assume that people won't read. The lesson: be careful before you commit money.

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