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RoD
01-19-2003, 07:48 AM
I was reading the thread about making a txt editor, and what we would want from one, and that got me to thinking....how many of you out there use the programs that you develop? When i programmed in VB i had made a few programs, and i find myself using them on a almost regular basis. Well how many of you do this?

face_master
01-19-2003, 08:17 AM
Thats probably the only time I ever program; when I need a small app for some little job.

Silvercord
01-19-2003, 08:19 AM
I never use the apps i develop, because they're all...how to put this elegantly...crap

visual basic isn't a language. basic's a language, visual basic is the most technically advanced win32api wrapper.

EDIT: basic is functional psuedo code!

RoD
01-19-2003, 08:22 AM
VB does suck, i was just using it to make a point, that and i have no worthwhile c++ apps. I do use my "Hello RoD" program when i get lonely.....

Sang-drax
01-19-2003, 08:30 AM
I use every program that I develop.

When I begin develop a program it's often because I couldn't find any program with a specific functionality on the net (for free).

adrianxw
01-19-2003, 08:31 AM
>>> I do use my "Hello RoD" program when i get lonely.....

Nice one RoD!

There are a few programs I wrote for myself that I use, but the stuff that I develop professionally is rarely of any use to me, what would I do with a satellite ground station?

face_master
01-19-2003, 08:38 AM
>> what would I do with a satellite ground station?

You could begin your plan for world domination (dammit where's that devil smilie when you need it :rolleyes: )

minesweeper
01-19-2003, 08:42 AM
>>what would I do with a satellite ground station?<<

I did hear that in America there were some poeple who were using satellite dishes or something similar to pick up raw news broadcasts before they had been edited and sanitised for public viewing. As can be imagined there were some quite horrific and possibly incriminating things being beamed around the sky. After this was discovered the government ensured that all transmission was properly encrypted.

RoD
01-19-2003, 08:43 AM
Don't give him any ideas! You could use it to braodcast "Hello Adrian" to every computer on the planet!

Travis Dane
01-19-2003, 09:00 AM
I'm currently in the fase of learning, so i don't program much,
and if i do i program games.

-KEN-
01-19-2003, 09:09 AM
VB isn't as bad as you'd like people to believe...I use it a lot in the design phase of my programs. It gives me wonderful ideas to implement in the C++ version. And hell, sometimes you realize that re-writing the program in a lower-level language like C++ is stupid, and it's better to keep it at a higher level.

But on topic, I'd say 70-80% of what I write I use, and the other 20-30% is stuff I write while I'm learning something, or programs for school.

Davros
01-19-2003, 09:14 AM
I use almost of the programs I develop. The only I don't use is a text editor I developed, which actually took me a lot of time to write. But then I realised that there were millions of text editors out there & many of them better than mine.

Shiro
01-19-2003, 09:23 AM
Most of the software I write at work requires very specific hardware and a also most of them is software I don't see applications for in personal live.

Software I develop for personal use is often because I'm interested to see how things work or because I don't find the tool I need and I'm too lazy too search for it on the internet. Usually small tools or scripts.

adrianxw
01-19-2003, 09:44 AM
>>> You could use it to braodcast "Hello Adrian" to every computer on the planet!

Hmmm...

MethodMan
01-19-2003, 10:20 AM
Originally posted by adrianxw

There are a few programs I wrote for myself that I use, but the stuff that I develop professionally is rarely of any use to me, what would I do with a satellite ground station?

When you program for companies isnt the code no longer your property but the propery of the business?

Or would you have to purchase the software you helped develop?

Shiro
01-19-2003, 10:29 AM
>When you program for companies isnt the code no longer your
>property but the propery of the business?

If you write software for your company, than that software is your company its property.

>Or would you have to purchase the software you helped develop?

If you want to use the software developed for your company in personal live, then you would have to purchase it, since it is not owned by you, but by your company. But I can imagine that your company allows you to use the software developed by you and perhaps also by others being used by you in personall live, but they will be very carefull with that.

adrianxw
01-19-2003, 11:04 AM
>>> Or would you have to purchase the software you helped develop?

Yes, the software belongs to the company, but I can't imagine a company refusing to allow it's developers to use the firms products if that were practical - it would be useful testing and input to the marketting department.

Silvercord
01-19-2003, 11:47 AM
>>what would I do with a satellite ground station?

free porn?

adrianxw
01-19-2003, 12:08 PM
>>> free porn?

... and why would I want that? I believe there is tons of the stuff to be had for free on the net, if not, and I really wanted it, so pay for it.

I think porn is for hormone flushed teenagers. Adults tend to concentrate more on the real thing.

-KEN-
01-19-2003, 12:09 PM
Adrian 1, Silvercord 0.

Zing!

RoD
01-19-2003, 12:10 PM
lmfao @ ken.....

Brian
01-19-2003, 01:48 PM
>>>> free porn?
>>I think porn is for hormone flushed teenagers.
>>Adults tend to concentrate more on the real thing.

I'm sixteen, and I'm kind of between the two. I guess you're right.

frenchfry164
01-19-2003, 02:03 PM
When I can't get the real thing I go on KaZzA and type "bunny rabbits" on the image search.

adrianxw
01-19-2003, 02:05 PM
If this thread goes downhill any further, I will close it.

Brian
01-19-2003, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by frenchfry164
When I can't get the real thing I go on KaZzA and type "bunny rabbits" on the image search.

You need to go to a pet store.

Dumbass.

It didn't say "bunny rabbits" before it was edited for content!

ammar
01-20-2003, 06:08 AM
I use programs I make, but I don't ONLY use programs I make.
If I make a text editor, I don't think I'll use I'll still be using notepad...
Simply, my programs are not good enough.

codingmaster
01-20-2003, 11:55 AM
I use a lot off the stuff, I have programmed.

But there are a lot of people, who are using my programmed stuff, like Editors, games, PHP/Mysql solutions for the web (there are the most users).

I think, I should sell my stuff *g*
grrr money, but I'm for open source, so......

RoD
01-20-2003, 12:27 PM
I plan to use my OpenGL game engine i am working on now, that'll be open source, as is everything that i do.

zahid
01-22-2003, 01:05 AM
I do use pico as text editor.