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Aug
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comment Best practice in setting return value (use else or?)
For the first one, why not just return Calendar.SUNDAY == cal.get(Calendar.DAY_OF_WEEK)? Something that simple doesn't even need an if-else.
Jul
8
comment Does over-reliance on tools imply that you are lazy?
If I'm not mistaken, doesn't Cleverbot just repeat what people have already said to it?
Jul
8
comment Anti Identity Column
Optimized in SQLite, maybe, but what about SQL Server? You can't always make that assumption.
Apr
6
comment What are bit operators good for?
@bit-twiddler - I know it's not bitwise; that's the point I was making. The question said bitwise operations were required for that operation but they're not.
Apr
5
comment What are bit operators good for?
"Without using any equality operator, create a function which returns true when two values are equal" - in C: return !(x-y);? I dunno
Apr
4
comment Struggling not to use Hungarian notation
@Steve Haigh - No, I'm talking about the controls themselves. You have an object of type "textbox" called txtEmail, and an object of type "label" called lblEmail. Neither of them are strings. They may have string properties, but they are not strings themselves.
Mar
3
comment A client wants us to screen work machines for pornography. Is it possible?
Somehow I read "A client wants us to use touch screen machines for pornography." Kinky.
Mar
3
comment Worst coding standard you've ever had to follow?
StyleCop is great, though, IF you go in and remove those pointless standards that just make unnecessary work. Some things that StyleCop enforces are actually very, very useful.
Feb
25
comment Card deck and sparse matrix interview questions
@MrDatabase — Off the top of my head, doing my stack-based algorithm in O(1) space (did you mean O(n) space?) is probably impossible in O(n) time, but I'm no algorithms expert. Very nice article, though.
Feb
25
comment How do you make slides for programming talks?
Some people will swear by the beamer package. And they'll trip over themselves to help you with it over at tex.se.
Feb
25
comment What do DBAs do?
Refuse to answer my emails ಠ_ಠ
Feb
23
comment Entity-relationship model diagrams in Visio
It does indeed work with 2010. Thanks!
Feb
23
comment Entity-relationship model diagrams in Visio
@KeesDijk - It's called Chen's notation.
Feb
21
comment what is a phone interview?
+1 for underwear. Naked is even better.
Feb
18
comment What features/changes would you most like to see in Visual Studio 2012?
And C# applications too. It can do C++, why not C# if it isn't optimized? (Well, there's probably a good reason.)
Feb
18
comment What features/changes would you most like to see in Visual Studio 2012?
That looks amazing.
Feb
18
comment Are there architecture smells?
Baklava architecture?
Feb
17
comment How does one pluralize <see cref=“Notation”>'s?
Although now that I think about it even "twos" and "threes" are preferable to either. Pluralizing things that aren't natural written-out English words is tricky and prone to awkwardness and errors and just isn't worth it.
Feb
16
comment How does one pluralize <see cref=“Notation”>'s?
I disagree that "2's" and "3's" is proper; I prefer "2s" and "3s".
Feb
10
comment Does it make sense to develop open source python library for database inspection?
Getting a tiny bit off-topic, but re SQLite—I use SQLite Database Browser, and it's usable, although SQLiteSpy looks pretty cool.