Thanks. The pair programming started me on a crusade; pair programming is to IT as cigarettes are to law and public health; both so stunningly wrong. I’ve written a lot on here about PP so I won’t bore you with a repetition. Let’s just say I would make both illegal given the power.

I was an early adopter of C#; I read the original pre-release specs and loved it. Then I saw people using it at Microsoft: throw, throw, throw, throw, and completely changed my mind.

But in 2017 I got a job writing in it so caught up and learned it again, and LINQ inspired love. We didn’t use throw anywhere, only try and catch. I haven’t used C++ since and I adopted that while it was still only at AT&T.

I’d done just enough JS to touch up calls to the API I wrote for the back end and knew I wouldn’t like it; I like strong-typing languages and I detest var.

Now I actually write in it and familiarity hasn’t made me like it more.

I see you have a Vietnamese name; tôi sống ở Cần Thơ và nói tiếng Việt được.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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