I'm very hard to impress, an old school hard core programmer that detests software bloat from lazy assed programmers using poorly implemented cross-platform development environments.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I like fast and lean code, shit that makes an old laptop look all shiny and new and maybe that's why Google named their new browser chrome cause this fucker shines.
It was only yesterday that I threw my hands up in the air and ran screaming from Firefox 3's latest fat, bloated leaky slower than shit browser and declared Opera was one hell of a fast alternative.
The show stopper was Opera's copy & paste was unable to properly render text to an HMTL editor as the full HTML content that had been copied from a web page was stripped down to plain text. Plain text is expectected when you paste into something like Notepad, but not when you paste into an application capable of negotiating the data type and wishes to receive the full HTML content from the browser.
For us old school Windows programmers this is CLIPBOARD 101 kind of shit and Opera failed the class miserably.
Both Opera and Chrome are fast but the devil is in the little details and so far Chrome is in league with the devil.
OK, Chrome doesn't ship with Java, appears to crash with Quicktime (who gives a shit besides Apple and all their cultists) and has a few other plug-in problems, but for a BETA it's fucking phenomenal, it's DA BOMB!
Although I have to ask Google one simple question:
Where's the goddamn TITLE bar and the STATUS bar?
Don't make me drive down to Mtn. View and teach you Windows 101 coding, come on, these should've been there from the get go.
Google, a damn fine first showing, hats off, kudos, just fix the rest of this and I'm a solid Chromer for life.
BTW, I'm posting this using Google Chrome so this fucker does work.