Mauricio Feijo's WebLog

Languages

While living in the US for 6 years, I am Brazilian and my natural language is Portuguese. Most Brazilians living in US speak (or at least we think we do) Spanish and English. That gives us a trilingual status.  Also, among Europeans it is normal to speak at least 3 languages. I bet Dino Esposito doesn't speak only Italian and English.

So the above is to make a point that I DO NOT have anything against other language speakers,

But English is THE Universal Language. It is not the most spoken in the world (1-Chinese, 2-Spanish, 3-English), it is probably the most understood in the IT Software Development Community. ( Most programming languages incorporate English commands and operators with their own syntax elements.)

I read this post from Rido, Bye Bye nAnt, and thought it would be interesting to the professional responsible for builds at my current contract to read it, but he speaks exclusively English. So either I ( or someone else)  translate it for him, or he can't read it at all. )

That is a good example of why I am taking my time to write this post. While we all like to use our own languages, we may be preventing some people from reading  and understanding.

Just a thought.

BTW, anyone was at the last Atlanta.NET meeting at Microsoft last week? Stuart Dickerson did a great job showing some UI tips ( a lot about Datagrid. Get his code here.) and Doug Ware kicked a** talking about Continuous Integration and Automated Unit Testing. He had a great example about incorporating source control applications, DRACO.NET , nAnt , nUnit and  nDoc to create continuous integration. IT becomes sort of a Build Engine, with all the steps in the middle well controlled. He mentioned http://sourceforge.net/ as the place to get some of these pieces.

Comments

Rido said:

Thx Mauricio, if you think my post "bye bye NAnt" is interentig for non-spanish speakers,
I can translate it.

# February 2, 2004 9:32 AM

Mauricio Feijo said:

Thanks, that is fine. Your post was a good example. I think it is interesting. I think a lot of people can't read it, limiting your audience..

It is ALL GOOD!!
:)


Where are you bloging from?
# February 2, 2004 7:11 PM

Juliana Riquelme said:

Recebeu meu e-mail? Queria saber noticias suas.

Entre em contato:

vendas2@lumarsa.com.br

Juliana Riquelme

Se é que ainda lembra das amigas aqui do Brasil, rsrs.

# April 22, 2008 10:59 AM

Juliana said:

Pelo visto você não quer mesmo mais falar comigo né? Entre em contato, mesmo que eu esteja certa, assim não te perturbo mais, bjs e um Feliz Ano Novo!!

# December 30, 2008 1:21 PM