February 05, 2015
On Thursday, 5 February 2015 at 20:40:52 UTC, Laeeth Isharc wrote:
> On Thursday, 5 February 2015 at 12:06:31 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
>> On Wed, 2015-02-04 at 21:35 +0000, Iain Buclaw via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
>>> […]
>>> 
>>> That pretty much sums up my understanding of it too.
>>
>> I recollect the "banter" including (paraphrased): "if the prototype
>> works, just put it into production, it's standard practice."
>
> Shhh...  We have investors to keep happy.

half-jest
February 11, 2015
On 2/4/2015 1:17 PM, Laeeth Isharc wrote:
> One interesting anecdote: somebody in a financial services company gave an
> account of giving D a try as a way to prototype something quickly, intending to
> rewrite it later in a more conventional language.  The prototype went straight
> into production, and they are happy with it.  The C interop was important for
> them to have made this possible.
>
> It was interesting, because it is a serious company where people don't by any
> means have a hacker mentality, and it was one more point at variance with the "I
> am a java programmer but do all my personal projects in D" narrative, and also
> because this particular kind of company is exactly the sort of second wave early
> adopter one wants to have.
>
> (I hope I represented this accurately, and tried to make this as vague as
> possible whilst still keeping it useful since people might not want the details
> of what they do being public).

I'd like to invite this fellow to propose a case study presentation at Dconf 2015. Can someone please forward this to him, or put him in contact with myself or Andrei?
February 13, 2015
On Wednesday, 11 February 2015 at 22:28:03 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
> On 2/4/2015 1:17 PM, Laeeth Isharc wrote:
>> One interesting anecdote: somebody in a financial services company gave an
>> account of giving D a try as a way to prototype something quickly, intending to
>> rewrite it later in a more conventional language.  The prototype went straight
>> into production, and they are happy with it.  The C interop was important for
>> them to have made this possible.
>>
>> It was interesting, because it is a serious company where people don't by any
>> means have a hacker mentality, and it was one more point at variance with the "I
>> am a java programmer but do all my personal projects in D" narrative, and also
>> because this particular kind of company is exactly the sort of second wave early
>> adopter one wants to have.
>>
>> (I hope I represented this accurately, and tried to make this as vague as
>> possible whilst still keeping it useful since people might not want the details
>> of what they do being public).
>
> I'd like to invite this fellow to propose a case study presentation at Dconf 2015. Can someone please forward this to him, or put him in contact with myself or Andrei?

I will dig his card out unless Kingsley gets there first.  (Let me know if so).  Laeeth
February 14, 2015
done.  and gave him headsup too.  is your email no
spam
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at yourfullname.com ?

if not what should the first part be?  or you can email me at myfirstname@myfirstname.com


On Friday, 13 February 2015 at 07:31:52 UTC, Laeeth Isharc wrote:
> On Wednesday, 11 February 2015 at 22:28:03 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
>> On 2/4/2015 1:17 PM, Laeeth Isharc wrote:
>>> One interesting anecdote: somebody in a financial services company gave an
>>> account of giving D a try as a way to prototype something quickly, intending to
>>> rewrite it later in a more conventional language.  The prototype went straight
>>> into production, and they are happy with it.  The C interop was important for
>>> them to have made this possible.
>>>
>>> It was interesting, because it is a serious company where people don't by any
>>> means have a hacker mentality, and it was one more point at variance with the "I
>>> am a java programmer but do all my personal projects in D" narrative, and also
>>> because this particular kind of company is exactly the sort of second wave early
>>> adopter one wants to have.
>>>
>>> (I hope I represented this accurately, and tried to make this as vague as
>>> possible whilst still keeping it useful since people might not want the details
>>> of what they do being public).
>>
>> I'd like to invite this fellow to propose a case study presentation at Dconf 2015. Can someone please forward this to him, or put him in contact with myself or Andrei?
>
> I will dig his card out unless Kingsley gets there first.  (Let me know if so).  Laeeth

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