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Mar
30
comment Not getting paid for hours you've worked?
LOL, I'm Eastern European :)
Mar
29
comment Not getting paid for hours you've worked?
Mergers and acquisitions.
Sep
20
comment Are there any downsides or problems with Haskell?
"And hand-optimized Haskell code is often quite ugly (though I suppose that is also true in most other languages)." This. When people want to show the elegance of Haskell, they publish short and sweet code, which unfortunately would give you quite bad performance if run on a production-like amount of data. When people want to show that "Haskell is as fast as C++", they publish convoluted and hard to read code, which is still slower than a much more readable version in C.
Sep
20
comment Why isn't OCaml more popular?
Yes, but is OCaml predictably better?
Jun
4
comment Does dedicated maintenance work hamper a programmer's career?
It certainly builds character.
May
13
comment Is garbage collection necessary?
It's not "necessary", it's "just" very useful very often.
Dec
15
comment Higher coding standards for dynamic languages?
@miraculixx That's not confusion, that's deliberate conversion.
Aug
15
comment Asking back technical questions during the interview (as the interviewee)
@user61891 Why? It's a very reasonable answer. Don't fix what ain't broke.
Jul
31
comment Should java developers know about garbage collection algorithms?
Yes, they should. Otherwise they run the risk of writing software which breaks under heavy load.
Jul
24
comment What are the factors that have made Java a success as a programming language in enterprise computing?
@FrankShearar "It's vastly more complex than many other syntaxes out there: Smalltalk, Scheme, ML" - true, but among adult-life languages, you won't easily find a language with significantly simpler syntax than Java.
Jul
24
comment What are the factors that have made Java a success as a programming language in enterprise computing?
@FrankShearar What part of "context-free grammar" you don't understand?
Jul
23
comment What are the factors that have made Java a success as a programming language in enterprise computing?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen Can't you use underscores instead of whitespace?
Jul
21
comment What are the factors that have made Java a success as a programming language in enterprise computing?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen Oh dear. Can't edit the comment now, sorry. Take it up with the SE crew. Oh, and did you consider having a shorter nic? "@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen" looks really weird at the beginning of the comment. And I think that 1 year ago, if my memory serves me well, automatic nick insertion did not work well with nicks which had whitespaces in them.
Jul
20
comment What are the factors that have made Java a success as a programming language in enterprise computing?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen That was over a year ago!
Jul
17
comment How do you unit test private methods?
@Phil Complex object graphs are also a code smell.
Jun
13
comment Is there a point to writing in C or C++ instead of C# without knowing specifically what would make a program faster?
Performance is not the only reason one may choose C++ over C#.
Jun
12
comment How to convince management that I can lead a team?
Convince the team first.
May
28
comment Does it make sense to write build scripts in C++?
@JarrodRoberson I used "scripts" too liberally. I mean its configuration files. I'm not sure if being declarative makes Maven automagically more portable and easier to maintain. It does make it less flexible though, which can be a pain in large projects.
May
28
comment Does it make sense to write build scripts in C++?
I liked SCons, it'a bit slow but very easy to use.
May
21
comment Why I'm not selected in an interview?
I guess because you suck.