I see most developers using switch statements with breaks in each and every case. Is this usage of switch statements inappropriate since a simple set of if-else statements would suffice? Is it OK for ...
I'm speaking specifically about a C# .NET 4 program running on Windows XP or higher, but general answers are also acceptable. Assume an already optimized and efficient program. The problem here is ...
I see that Java has Boolean (class) vs boolean (primitive). Likewise, there's an Integer (class) vs int (primitive). What's the best practice on when to use the primitive version vs the class? ...
For long student life I was always wondering why there are so many of them yet there seems to be lack of usage at all in many of them. The opinion didn't really change when I got a job. We have ...
I write a set of productivity tools that sells online and have tens of thousands of users. While we do get very good feedback, this tends to come from only the most vocal users, so we fear we might be ...
I am starting to learn Scheme by the SICP videos, and I would like to move to Common Lisp next. The language seems very interesting, and most of the people writings books on it advocate that it has ...
The jRails project is a drop in replacement for the Prototype/scriptalicious helpers already a part of the Rails framework. Are your experiences with this project positive? Does it do what it says on ...
In fact this question is about cautions to be taken to enhance quality user experience and reduce avoidable support calls.
For the longest time in places like Java's IRC channel, SO, and other places I've been told something along the lines of "Worry about how the code looks and its readability/understandability now, and ...