I am programming since I was 12 years old. Later I discovered science, specifically Astronomy and Astrophysics and that's what I do now. I create simulations of extra-solar planet configurations. Awesome, isn't it?
I love Open Source, though I am a Mac OS X user now. My favourite programming language is Ruby, but I also admire C++ (especially since I discovered that with the new standard (C++11) it adds support for so many things and is also extremely fast and efficient. But in fact programming languages differ only in the way you use them. The logic is all the same, so there is no language that I can't handle with (theoretically).
If you have to RTFM in order to use something that means that either an engineer or a programmer really screwed up. If the program you write have intuitive interfaces then who would ever need a Manual.
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