President Obama thinks required programming language learning in high school is a great idea. So do I, and I think we should all start with python. Writing code with it is very fast. When software engineers tell you “I can do it in 10 minutes”, in C/C++ they mean 4h, in java they mean 2h and in python they mean it. You can really do anything. I’ve done some serial communication, bit level manipulation, network level event-based servers, multithreading, webservice providing and consuming, SQL and cassandra client faster than what I’ve been doing in any other language.
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I often hear people talking about which technology is better between C / C++ / C# .Net / java. Most of the time, it’s more a political/brotherhood/community thing (like football, even thought frenchies like me aren’t so proud of their team now) than a technical talk. I find it absurd. Computer science is about efficiency and making more money. You can take into account the pleasure you have to work on a technology (as you will be more likely to be more efficient with it), but it should still remain about efficiency.
Introduction Receiving UDP datagrams on the TC65 is easy but inefficient. You need to create a new thread if you want to receive data asynchronously. There’s no way of knowing if a new datagram has been received or not without hanging on the ::receive( Datagram ); method. This is quite weird considering you can do it in TCP. The real problem is it’s freaking slow. The Cinterion documentation just tells you “This method blocks until a datagram is received.