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Apr
5
comment How should the database schema be migrated?
You need a database compare tool to help testing the update scripts. The words "agile" and "database" can never be combined without pain and effert.
Apr
5
answered Why separate unit tests into an assembly
Apr
2
revised Why have private static methods?
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Apr
1
answered Make methods that do not depend on instance fields, static?
Apr
1
answered Why have private static methods?
Mar
26
comment How to data model more than one 'last name'?
@MichaelT, so there is a need to process the Family Name separately, so give it it's own field and hope the person that types in the details understand eastern naming.
Mar
26
comment How to data model more than one 'last name'?
@MichaelT, What to say that everyone has a family name?
Mar
26
answered How to data model more than one 'last name'?
Mar
14
comment Understanding dependency injection
I got it when I read the "clean code" book, dependency injection solve a problem you get when you write very clear and small classes. If you have not seen code that is good enough to have that problem, then you will not get dependency injection.
Feb
18
comment How do I manage a very large set of rules and magic numbers in my program?
also consider creating a Fluent interface
Feb
4
comment Why is it hard to make a Java program 'appear native'?
@jwenting, Sun cared more about making problems for Microsoft then about programmers that had chosen to use Microsoft's java based system. Hence I gave up on Jave and kept with MFC until C# come out.
Feb
3
answered Why is it hard to make a Java program 'appear native'?
Jan
28
comment Is using non-standard single-line comments fine in C?
Given that it would not be that hard to write a tool to convert single line comments into “standard” comments, the risk is low.
Jan
6
awarded  Quorum
Dec
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
24
comment In C++, how much programmer time is spent doing memory management
@gbjbaanb I found that in C# very little time is spend on resource management, memory is garbage collected. File handles, database connections etc are short lived, so easy to control with a “using” statement. When there is a problem, it is 10 times easier to track down then in C++/MFC code.
Dec
23
comment Why did the team at LMAX use Java and design the architecture to avoid GC at all cost?
@Casey, and how many real world C++ compilers use it? And how much do these compilers cost. Maybe in 20 years times it will be useful, until then you can't depend on it.
Dec
23
answered Why did the team at LMAX use Java and design the architecture to avoid GC at all cost?
Dec
19
comment How do you make people accept code review?
"maintenance work" need more reveiwing them most coding not less
Dec
10
comment Code formatting SQL queries
Are any “in house” tools used to process the files?