OK, so if I spot any dodgy looking characters fiddling with the power switches in the server room for more than 100 hours, I should be worried?
p.s. Why does your big brother avatar look so similar to Rafa Benitez?
5 posts • joined 22 Sep 2009
One aspect of this debate which you haven't fully touched on is the extent to which (particularly junior) programmers will end up knowing how things work in their IDE rather than understanding the underlying language / platform. IDE's started out being a productivity tool for users who know what they're doing, and ended up being a crutch for sub-standard programmers who can't understand their language / platform without the IDE.
There again, maybe this all comes under the banner of "vendor lock-in", not that I'm suggesting this is anything other than an unintended (but nevertheless advantageous) consequence for the vendors ;-)
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