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Dreams recursively in Prolog.


Jun
12
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
20
revised TDD workflow for (implementation specific) edge cases
Added a link to related blog article
Jan
19
answered TDD workflow for (implementation specific) edge cases
Dec
25
comment What is a good use case for native XML databases?
@RobertHarvey: Yeah, I wanted to work the work "idiosyncratic" into my answer, but it sounded too... idiosyncratic.
Dec
25
answered What is a good use case for native XML databases?
Dec
15
awarded  Yearling
Nov
5
answered Looking for monotonically increasing (integer) hash function
Nov
4
answered How to practice object oriented programming?
Oct
26
revised Representing and executing simple rules - framework or custom?
Added a section discussion event-to-rule mapping designs
Oct
25
answered Representing and executing simple rules - framework or custom?
Aug
2
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
29
answered Distance calculation and data normalization
Jul
28
comment How do I deal with a difficult programmmer joining an open source project?
@DeerHunter: I didn't read the order of possibilities as order of preference, but it is useful to have 1,2 listed first as these possibilities can inform the discussion of 3.
Jul
27
comment How does a non-technical manager add value to team of self-motivated software developers?
@Vector: It brings to mind Dilbert's PHB, but I don't think this is the same as a non-technical manager.
Jul
27
awarded  Yearling
Jul
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
26
answered How does a non-technical manager add value to team of self-motivated software developers?
May
28
comment Efficient way to shuffle objects
This Answer is valuable especially for the case where one does not have the freedom to revise/recode the underlying collection class or structure, e.g. one has to make do with an API to an OS maintained collection. Shuffling the indices is a great insight and stands by itself even if it's not as keen an insight as redoing the underlying design.
May
23
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
23
comment Is deep nesting of control flow in code a studied problem?
If "proof by authority" is acceptable, you might use the relevant material from Microsoft's Code Complete (2nd ed.), which IIRC recommends no more than 3 or 4 nesting levels in Sec. 19.4 (arguing clarity of understanding is lost beyond that point).