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Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
31
comment URL Encryption vs. Encoding
@delnan: Passing as POST will hide it from the average user, but that's about it. If it's sensitive, don't pass it to the client, period. :)
Mar
13
comment Becoming a Better Bug-Fixer
"so I can't exactly tell my employer that I need a couple weeks to write unit tests for all of their code". Is there a reason for that? I do that a lot, and it really pays off for everybody. I mean, if you take 3 weeks to unit test, you might just save 3 weeks of bug fixing. Usually I even find loads of eventual bugs that totally went under QA's radar. Sure, you probably don't want to do that all by yourself.
Mar
9
revised When checking for transposed day and month values between two Dates - should comparing 11/11/2000 and 11/11/2000 return true or false?
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Mar
9
comment When checking for transposed day and month values between two Dates - should comparing 11/11/2000 and 11/11/2000 return true or false?
@HLGEM: Well I can say I disagree with you too. Funny that everybody compares this to my answer. Is this a contest of some sort I'm not aware of? I think it's actually a good practice to advertise something and deliver what's advertised. If I say "flying car", you expect a car that flies. If I say isTransposed, you expect something that checks if it's transposed. There's no abstraction involved. You're just making a simple problem a lot more complicated than it should be.
Mar
9
comment Using php functions, reserved words as local identifiers
I'm not sure about the second part of your comment. Would you care to elaborate?
Mar
9
answered Using php functions, reserved words as local identifiers
Mar
9
comment When checking for transposed day and month values between two Dates - should comparing 11/11/2000 and 11/11/2000 return true or false?
@mattnz: This just seems to me like a generic answer you could post to a lot of questions both on SO and SE, and probably be right 50% of the time, if not more. I can't say it's not true, just that I don't find it particularly useful.
Mar
9
awarded  Yearling
Mar
9
comment When checking for transposed day and month values between two Dates - should comparing 11/11/2000 and 11/11/2000 return true or false?
@KeithThompson: I can't say I disagree with you. This question was direct and precise though, so I'm not going to second guess the OP there.
Mar
9
comment When checking for transposed day and month values between two Dates - should comparing 11/11/2000 and 11/11/2000 return true or false?
@KeithThompson: Semantically, is (as in isTransposed) defines that if you transpose the input and it gives the output (whether they're the same or not is irrelevant in semantics), then it's true.
Mar
9
comment When checking for transposed day and month values between two Dates - should comparing 11/11/2000 and 11/11/2000 return true or false?
@RossPatterson: My answer addresses the difference between is and hasBeen, which are semantically different, not different interpretations of "transposed". There was not reverse-engineering involved, it was actually quite the opposite.
Mar
9
awarded  Commentator
Mar
9
comment When checking for transposed day and month values between two Dates - should comparing 11/11/2000 and 11/11/2000 return true or false?
@RossPatterson: So, aside from posting the actual result and the obvious "Granted the behavior can be documented but what are your thoughts on [method] returning [actual result] verse [some other result]?", what exactly is missing from that question? I understand that the expected behavior is specifically what OP is inquiring about. As far as this answer goes, it's totally missing the point IMO, although I wish I could say otherwise.
Mar
8
comment Why is it suggested stories be sized to 2-3 days?
Both in your answer and the links provided, you refer to tasks and not stories. I believe the question is about stories. I mean, it makes sense and all, but doesn't really answer the question.
Mar
8
comment Why is it suggested stories be sized to 2-3 days?
@blunders: Considering there's only one assertion in the whole question, I'm not sure why you ask.
Mar
8
comment Why is it suggested stories be sized to 2-3 days?
Oh, and I have no idea where you take that quote from, and it's also unrelated to my first comment.
Mar
8
comment Why is it suggested stories be sized to 2-3 days?
Story points are tied to a unit of time, but they're not themselves units of time like hours and days are. They're units of relative time.
Mar
8
comment Why is it suggested stories be sized to 2-3 days?
Where is that suggested? AFAIK, you should size stories based on story points, not days.
Mar
8
revised When checking for transposed day and month values between two Dates - should comparing 11/11/2000 and 11/11/2000 return true or false?
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