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Nov
21
comment Programming language features that help to catch bugs early
Unit testing is not a feature of a programming language.
Nov
20
comment Is Google Closure a true compiler?
+1, and plus another for 'assumes that Wikipedia is authorative on this point'. Too many people blindly accepting whatever happens to be written there.
Nov
17
comment How to TDD test that objects are being added to a collection if the collection is private?
Yep. It sure does.
Nov
17
comment How to TDD test that objects are being added to a collection if the collection is private?
+1 for your first paragraph, though I admit the rest confuses me more than it helps. Perhaps if you made the example more concrete, it would better serve to explain your first paragraph.
Nov
16
comment Are there examples of non CRUD approaches?
You may also want to watch a talk about Datomic: infoq.com/presentations/The-Design-of-Datomic
Nov
16
answered How to be successful at BDD Specifications Workshops?
Nov
11
comment Why do node packages put a comma on a newline?
Interesting to read that I have been following a specific style... Yeah, I can now say that it is not just my preference :-)
Nov
11
comment Programming Interview : How to debug a program?
@ShivanDragon: because it is a perfectly natural response to want to answer the question...
Nov
10
comment Hallmarks of a Professional PHP Programmer
+1. I'd add team work. Developing in a small team/shop is nothing like developing in a large team/shop, even when you are in of a small team within that large team/shop.
Nov
3
comment Why is CSS3 doing animations?
And why couldn't animations be style? Animations are not the same as interactions. Interactions require a second party (user). Animations do not. So separation of concerns is not violated.
Oct
28
comment Combining template method with strategy
I'd say your thinking is pretty much spot on. If the feedback you get from your professor doesn't validate that, ask him/her to point out the flaws, or give a hint of what (s)he is after in the answer. Stop trying to read minds. Assuming stuff about what your professor (and later your users) want is possibly the worst you can do.
Oct
27
comment Is saying “if ( $a != null && $a == 5)” the same as “if ($a == 5)”
@user127379: but as the one who posed the question, you can "accept" an answer by clicking the checkmark under the vote marks.
Oct
26
comment Vocabulary: Should I call this apply or map?
Hi guys, finding new vocabulary here, can you point me to a (canonical) link where these "function patterns" are listed and described? Something akin to the Gang of Four's OO patterns?
Oct
20
comment What is the need for 'discoverability' in a REST API when the clients are not advanced enough to make use of it anyway?
Sorry, no links. Just common sense and years of having to maintain code in server apps to keep it backwards compatible with older clients. Whenever you have a client/server type situation, you need servers backwards compatible with old clients as you can NOT change an old client once it has been deployed. This holds even if you control both web client and server code and always deliver them as a whole: you can do without the headaches during development so a web client team can develop as independently as possible from the back end team.
Oct
20
answered What is the need for 'discoverability' in a REST API when the clients are not advanced enough to make use of it anyway?
Oct
18
comment How do you pronounce the '…' operator
@VaibhavAgarwal: neither wikipedia link gives any real information. Your other link does, thanks. I quess the ellipsis is not really an operator as such then, not like the plus or minus operators are, but "just" a syntactic element to allow for an undefined number of parameters.
Oct
18
comment How do you pronounce the '…' operator
Out of curiosity (not a c++ programmer)... what does the ellipsis operator do?
Oct
9
comment What are graphs in laymen's terms
@dbaupp: I have no desire to go into details here, so I'll just mention one word: incest.
Oct
9
comment What are graphs in laymen's terms
Family tree not cyclic? It shouldn't be, but it unfortunately is...
Oct
9
comment Best practices for logging user actions in production
@DaveZych: depends on the purpose of the logging. If error tracking/tracing is any part of that purpose, database is out. See programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/92186/…