Welcome to this round gents and gals, it’s time for one of the big boys. C++ is probably best described as the grand-daddy of many modern, object oriented programming languages. Basically, it has been wielding influence all over the place and it is undeniably one of the most popular languages in existence that clearly deserves its place – or does it? Especially among newbies, C++ is commonly being hyped up to heaven – that is, until they fall flat on their faces and fracture their noses for being too cheeky. In the shadow of its popularity lie numerous flaws and caveats that will get even the most experience programmers hurt sooner or later. Frankly, it sucks – though the reasons why might not be entirely obvious. Continue Reading…

If there is one thing that is clearly getting out of hands these days it’s copyright law and the numerous cases involving alleged copyright infringements. Twitch recently made headlines when they announced on their official blog that they “will be implementing technology intended to help broadcasters avoid the storage of videos containing unauthorized third-party audio”, effectively muting Video on Demand (VoD) content that plays unlicensed audio. If only it were that simple… Continue Reading…

I am not planning to continue writing exclusively about programming languages, but since I seemed to get away fairly well with my last rant about why PHP sucks, let’s continue down the same road and bash just a little on JavaScript. Repeatedly. With a sledgehammer. Smile While JavaScript’s quirks aren’t nearly as bad as PHP’s, they are still annoyances and will make your life miserable. It’s another example of a language that’s here to stay, simply because it is the only one that has been widely accepted and adopted for client-side browser scripting. At least with PHP you have a choice, with JS you don’t. You’re stuck with it. And guess what, it sucks. Continue Reading…

There are so many awful things involved in this abomination of a high-level programming language, it outright exceeds full-blown ridicularity. PHP sucks on so many levels that it isn’t even funny anymore mocking it. To be honest, it just makes me sad. Frown Its popularity is completely undeserved and I repeatedly find myself facepalming, thinking about how it is possible that this piece of junk gained even the slightest hint of acceptance. Believe it or not, I basically created this website just so that I could rant about PHP at an appropriate place. Continue Reading…

What could possibly be the best way to start this blog other than describing why it sucks? On the about page I briefly pointed out why I created this website. Well, here it is (at least in some early version). What’s missing is the actual content — or rather — a number of things that are so incredibly bad that you should try to avoid them. I’m hoping to fill this site with some more information in the near future and create a blog serving as an educational collection of, let’s say, pretty awful stuff. Continue Reading…