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I'm just glad I work for a company that can afford laptops for all developers.
I'm glad I work for a company that doesn't use DaaS.
I'm glad I work for a company that doesn't use thin clients.
I'm glad I work for a company that doesn't make me jump through 14 different magical portals just to get to my dev "box".
You mean MVS (multiple virtual systems) running on Big Iron?
Or do you mean Page Mode Terminals that send back all the fields of data for a specific much like an HTML Form does? [after the client terminal "interprets" the escaped text to determine how to display the page, and where to put the fields]
Or the slew of new languages to make things easier to program? [Requiring ever more complex compilers]
Or maybe a DB without SQL? Really fast lookups. Like the Dimensioned File Arrays of the Old PDP-11s.
[Literally indexing a file as an array because it cannot fit into memory, but the "block" of data can. Lightning fast, so effectively using a hash, jumping to a file position and reading].
I think the ONLY new things are how we are applying these layers, and the speed at which things change!
I suppose we're doing DaaS. Our dev environments are on the cloud. We RDP to a "jump box", and then RDP from there to our "dev box".
I gotta admit that the performance is usually pretty good. I don't know what it costs, but I expect that it's "a lot" because we all have 16gb RAM and 500GB hard drive space.
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A long time ago in a building far, far away... (not really; the old building is next door to the current one)
Aaaaanywaaay, we make commercial ink-jet printers and the smaller models originally came with built-in hand-tweaked bitmap fonts. The first printer in the product line (early 90's) could only do 120x120 dpi resolution and later 120x240 resolution, so the character bitmaps needed to be adjusted by hand. This was especially true for bar codes which could be rendered unusable due to ink spread.
Our original font "source" files were simple ASCII text, with the bitmaps drawn using period (.) and at signs (@) and were edited using MS-DOS Edit. Yes, it was that long ago (early 90's). These source files were compiled into a binary form that could be downloaded to the printer or written directly to a monstrous 4MB PCMCIA Flash memory. Good times.
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