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Apr
4
revised Designing the perfect range literal
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Apr
4
answered Designing the perfect range literal
Apr
4
comment Designing the perfect range literal
1,5,10,15,20 Gap 4, 5, 5, 5?!
Apr
1
answered If you could pose a question to a Turing test candidate, what would it be?
Mar
29
comment Most common “Y2K-style” bugs today?
It's not a common bug either. "Not quite the same" is euphemistic.
Mar
26
comment What is the most effective/efficient way to develop an application with multiple people without source control?
Version control gives you this for free should IMO be corrected to Good version control gives you this for free. I've lost count of the days I've lost because svn's merge tracking isn't good enough.
Mar
22
comment What advantages does TFS have over Tortoise SVN in this scenario?
I have not used Mercurial, but I have used git and I regularly curse the decision that my company would use svn.
Mar
21
comment Job Interview Challenges
@Karl, it has to support named variables too. Goodbye to a small but non-zero set of functional languages.
Mar
14
comment Discrete Math and Computing Course
The people who create complex compression algorithms are the information theorists, not the number theorists or the graph theorists.
Mar
14
comment My very first serious project and I'm concerned about security
Should that not be "use HTTPS for everything"? When everyone is on the same LAN, cookie sniffing gets a bit easier.
Mar
14
comment Bare minimum on the Joel Test
@TokenMacGuy, I don't care whether it's centralised or not. What I care about is that DSCMs are designed for merges, and do them much better than SVN.
Mar
13
comment Should certain math classes be required for a Computer Science degree?
@sunpech, the first two questions were essentially the same but rephrased. If the problem is that the "prerequisites" aren't, IMO that should be the focus of the question. (I confess to not understanding the concept fully even then, because the education system wherever you are appears very different to the one in my country, but I would at least see the relevance).
Mar
12
comment Should certain math classes be required for a Computer Science degree?
The second paragraph makes no sense. Are you saying that the linear algebra and discrete maths were simultaneously required and not required? Surely the reason courses are given as prerequisites for a CS course is that without the prerequisites you can't understand the CS? So what does the work you did after finishing the CS course have to do with the price of fish?
Mar
10
comment Eliminating Magic Numbers: When is it time to say “No”?
@rmx, that will give 0. You need to use TotalSeconds.
Mar
8
answered Best Way to Present a Report with Code
Mar
7
comment Idea for a physics–computer science joint curriculum and textbook
Sorry, where's the computer science aspect of the book? It sounds like physics and computer programming, which is something completely different.
Mar
6
answered What is the greatest design flaw you have faced in any programming language?
Mar
6
comment Why isn't Java more widely used for game development?
@back2dos, where did anyone say that it was an exhaustive list?
Mar
5
comment Why isn't Java more widely used for game development?
gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/3789/… , java-gaming.org/index.php/topic,3123.msg192440.html
Mar
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revised Do I need to go back and learn HTML 5 and CSS 3?
Escape less-than and greater-than