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Software developer by profession, smalltime hacker and gamer by interest. Look at my website to learn more about me

Nov
8
answered How do I trust an off site application
Nov
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
7
comment Why does Java use UTF-16 for internal string representation?
@Oded: absolutely unwarranted, as DeadMG's answer shows.
Nov
7
comment Is wrapping a third party code the only solution to unit test its consumers?
-1: Except in cases where the third party library provides a service for which there is a standardized API, this is a huge waste of time andwill only reduce maintainability by having you duplicate code. Also, YAGNI.
Nov
5
comment What is the difference between “data hiding” and “encapsulation”?
@Software Engeneering Learner: classes as source code constructs represent the second notion. As for information hiding, the point is that limiting the scope of data is often based on specific and separate language mechanisms.
Nov
4
comment Why did object-oriented paradigms take so long to go mainstream?
@Giorgio: I consider that discovery a rite of passage that marks your growing up from being infatuated with the latest and greatest to being an experienced developer who can see through fads and distinguish what's actually useful.
Nov
4
answered What is the difference between “data hiding” and “encapsulation”?
Nov
2
comment What are the security implications of running untrusted code on my server?
@tdammers: privilege escalation vulnerabilities are so numerous that I wouldn't put too much faith in anything below full virtualization.
Nov
2
comment What are the security implications of running untrusted code on my server?
Basically, if someone can run arbitary code on your server, it's not, in fact, your server anymore.
Oct
31
comment test coverage reality
100% coverage with no asserts still tests the absence of (uncaught) exceptions, which can be quite valuable.
Oct
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
30
revised How is time calculation performed by a computer?
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Oct
30
comment How to handle monetary values in PHP and MySql?
@Songo: see floating-point-gui.de/formats/integer
Oct
29
answered How is time calculation performed by a computer?
Oct
29
answered Who determines what is best practice?
Oct
29
comment How to handle monetary values in PHP and MySql?
@Jimmy Hoffa: arbitary precision is generally not what you need, something that can accurately represent and work with decimal fractions is. Of course, you frequently find both combined, but e.g. the decimal type in C# has limited precision but is perfectly suited for monetary values.
Oct
29
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
29
answered What is meant by namespaced content and what advantages does it have?
Oct
29
revised Can CC0 code use a GPL library?
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