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May
17
comment Why do trees grow downward?
When drawing a tree by hand, it is hard to know how much space you will need, it is also hard to layout the notes neatly without first drawing the level above. So you tend to draw the “root” first putting it up the top so you can continue with your text where ever on the page the tree finishes.
May
16
answered Do I have to remove my app from app store? (Copyright infringement)
May
15
comment Copyright question about building a similar app
Finding a lawyer that would give a clear cut answers that you could depend on is very hard, there is also the issue of the great cost.
Apr
30
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
30
comment At what point during a project is it unreasonable to leave?
In the past I have offered to come back for a week or two once they got a replacement to help train the replacement – the new employer was happy with this and agreed I could take unpaid leave to do it. (After all the new employer wants to think I would do the same for them) In the end the “old employer” never took up on the offer, but it did generate a lot of good will.
Apr
2
answered Why not write all tests at once when doing TDD?
Mar
7
comment If you take a year or two out from being a developer, is it really that hard to get back into it?
It may depend on how up-to-date your skills are; if your skills are beginning to have reduced demand before you take the time out, then you may have problems.
Mar
5
answered How can I move a team from C# ASP.NET development to PHP development using Drupal?
Mar
2
answered What can I expect when moving from University to a real programming job?
Mar
2
answered Is big-O really that relevant when working in industry?
Feb
16
answered What are the worst false economies in software development?
Feb
16
comment What are the worst false economies in software development?
I think the issue is buying and then still needing further development and customisation, the cost of a little customisation on a large brought in system can often be more then writing your own small system that just does what you want. So buy if you can work the way the system you are buying expects you to work, but buy & customisation can give the worse of both sides!
Feb
8
answered Best-practice to manage concurrency into a basket in a e-commerce website
Nov
16
answered Am I programming too slow?
Nov
10
comment How do I deal with a problem that will pop up in a later iteration
Does the "first phase" have value it's self, e.g. will it get used by anyone?
Nov
2
comment Agile method for a non-technical product owner + one developer
A one man Scrum is just waterfall with a 2 week project length.
Nov
2
answered How best to prevent having to revisit a change after check in
Nov
2
answered How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
Nov
1
comment Which DVCS (git or hg) is easier for programming students?
But fossil will not look as good on the students CV as git or hg, as very few poeple have hard of it.
Nov
1
answered Is the market of small-scale development/production tools that difficult?