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Feb
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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
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Dec
25
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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?
Dec
10
comment Code formatting SQL queries
Good for auto merging when dev1 adds bla4 and dev2 adds bla5
Dec
10
answered Is it common to print out code on paper?
Dec
10
comment Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use?
It think it would be better to say. “Unfortunately, finding a good contractor is extremely difficult. They are out there, but the field also tends to be littered with programmers who couldn't cut it at as full-time managers/leaders”. You are asking for a contractor to do something that a lot of people become contractors to advoid.
Nov
16
comment What does SVN do better than Git?
I think part of it is that as SVN has until recently not supported branching and merging without a very high cost, it has allowed programmer to stand up more to managers when they wanted to keep changing what someone is working on. A tool has to work within the polities of a company and also helps shapes a companies’ polities.
Nov
16
answered Do support sites like Stack Overflow upset the paid-support open source model?
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10
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comment What kind of degree do I need to become a mobile application developer?
@Erik, but you got get an interview unless you can get past HR!