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Apr
25
comment Usage of Pirated software at a company
@LightyearBuzz, I feel sad for you and the community thats holds your remark for truth.
Mar
20
comment Is Software Testing Really Needed?
Software testing is only needed if you fail to provide a formal proof of correctness :-)
Mar
2
comment Javadoc for outsiders versus javadoc for insiders
@bmargulies, see update
Feb
16
comment Is software innovation still primarily North American and European? Why, and for how much longer?
And with practical you mean buggy and not internationalised? :-)
Feb
4
comment Easy way of engaging non-programmers (i.e. designers) into using version control?
As the lifecycle for source code and design documentation differs, make sure to use seprarate repositories for them. I don't agree that repositories suck for designers; most time is spent thinking and modelling, not making lots of small changes to documents. We also make it a rule to disallow automatic merging (on all files stored in the repositories) and therefore have mandatory file locking for edits. Combined with good team communication this prevents a lot of the drawbacks you mention.
Feb
4
comment How to build a team of people not working together?
@HLGEM, I think the parenthesis should be after (and sometimes small groups, not at the end of the sentence.
Jan
15
comment Difference between defect and bug in testing
@Murph, a "bug" is a euphemism for a programming error. Unconsciously this allures to a kind of gremlin that the developer has no control over. This is not correct - it is an error and acknowledging this is a step towards more professional behaviour. (Imho of course :-))
Dec
31
comment Usage of Pirated software at a company
@jase21, Maybe your definition of ethics differs from mine, but when it comes to human behaviour software has no exceptional status - dishonest behaviour takes place in all aspects of life given the mindset for it.