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January 13th, 2015, 2:22 pm

last year we had a thread for predicting the landscape in 2017.now that 2014 is but a memory, we need to make a fresh set of predictions for 2018
 
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January 13th, 2015, 2:43 pm

QuoteThree years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2018?I can; can you? This thread is a special case of another thread with the same name.BTW is that 1 January 2018 or all of 2018? This thread will expire Dec 31 2017 and will be archived to collect dust. In 2000 years time archaeologists will try to decipher ..
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January 13th, 2015, 4:43 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteThree years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2018?I can; can you? This thread is a special case of another thread with the same name.BTW is that 1 January 2018 or all of 2018? This thread will expire Dec 31 2017 and will be archived to collect dust. In 2000 years time archaeologists will try to decipher ..the idea with this thread is that we make predictions in 2015 and then in 2018, we can look back and compare our predictions with the reality
 
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January 13th, 2015, 11:32 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteThree years from now: can you predict the Software Landscape in anno 2018?I can; can you?well come on then, predict away
 
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February 18th, 2015, 7:56 pm

HP extends R programming language for big dataThere is quite a lot of interest for R these days. Where is big tech companies investing in R heading to?
 
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February 18th, 2015, 10:17 pm

HP -> DistributedOracle -> R directly on the databaseIBM -> Cloud R solutionsMicrosoft -> Just bought Revolution Analytics for all of the above. Distributed (Hadoop style), Cloud (DeployR etc via AWS), database access (Terradata)But honestly for most people R is useful because once you get over the weird syntax and logical flaws and quirks it's intuitiveand quick for prototyping with a rich community with advice and packages for almost anything. If you need speed Rcpp is a good options or even Python as main with calls to R when needed.
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May 14th, 2015, 3:07 pm

Is that rumored new programming language '#M' BS? (eg here)
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May 14th, 2015, 7:40 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: tagomaIs that rumored new programming language '#M' BS? (eg here)That's Joe Duffy. The book is from 2009 and stuff is in .NET 5.0... C# is one of the fastest growing languages, but you obviously seem to be less impressed? Can you elaborate?
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May 15th, 2015, 7:30 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: outrun2009 was a complete different time for Microsoft, as ever they were selling bullshit -and still are-, but as of 2009 people stopped buying it and now Windows development is only done by a couple of corporate focussed developers for legacy reasons. If C# is showing a net growth it has got to come from cannibalizing other windows only languages -possibly VBA-?You forgot game development (oh wait, is this again the year PC gaming dies??). I'm not sure what's in that figure, but the numbers I know say that part of the market has been taken over by mobile devices (and that concerns not only Microsoft), but overall there's a positive trend for MS-powered stuff:(source: http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/10/ ... -90-to-33-)
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May 15th, 2015, 9:55 pm

QuoteIf C# is showing a net growth it has got to come from cannibalizing other windows only languages -possibly VBA-?VBA maybe.C++ yes. C# is easier, more libraries, interoperable and productivity is much higher. This is what Andrea Germani (senior trader) has to say.Quote1. The language offers a trade-off between performance and simplicity. It may not be as fast as C++ for certain applications, but the question is do you need C++ performance? Connecting to Excel is almost as easy as VBA. Time is money, and if you used C++ you?d be spending a week trying to get something working. The customer can analyse and deploy a solution very quickly. On the other hand, using the right design techniques the developer can create a well-structured software design using state-of-the-art programming solutions. You?ve got the best of both worlds.2. D.NET contains the C# compiler. This framework has lots of libraries you can use so you don?t have to reinvent the wheel. The framework for multi-threading, parallel processing and also for SQL searching and selecting. The libraries are being continuously improved.3. Very easy web and database connections. It?s very easy to connect to a MySQL database or SQL server from Microsoft, or in Oracle, just using standard interfaces which for trading applications is very important as well so in the future my own prediction is that the data is becoming more and more orderly. You see this a bit with the Big Data. Actually getting big data from a database which is something that has perhaps been neglected a bit the last few years. Because if you say as a Quant I suppose if you are making database systems people consider it as being inferior or something.4. The advantages of the object-oriented programming which means you can encapsulate and put all your functionality into one place, into one class, into one module which you can reuse again and again. So compared to GPAs for example where your code is spread all over the place, it's a mess, whereas in this case you can actually bring everything together and make it a bit more manageable.5. The contrast to C++ in terms of memory management. In C++ you have to create your own memory and delete your own memory. Failing to do so will cause your program to crash, whereas with C# memory management is automatic. The runtime system cleans everything up and that's extremely important for reliability and preventing your Excel sheet crashing. That's similar to the Garbage Collector (GC) in Java.Quotebut overall there's a positive trend for MS-powered stuff:I think so. I don't see Linux and gcc invading that space in the short.
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May 15th, 2015, 9:59 pm

Those Q2 PC market figures seem like an anomaly. 2014 ended up being down about 7% from the prior year and about 15% below the 2011 peak in PC sales.
 
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May 15th, 2015, 11:12 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunAnd game development has shifted from PC / consoles to iOSThe graph counts productions like this or this vs all the bubble/candy/scrabble crap in all shapes and colours of the rainbow. Fail.
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