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Aug
2
answered What would the general design for an XSD to C# class converter look like?
Jul
18
revised What Is The Formula for the 3 of 9 Bar Code Alphabet?
Possibly a better way of looking at it
Jul
18
answered What Is The Formula for the 3 of 9 Bar Code Alphabet?
Jul
17
comment Is there real value in a portable language targeting very different runtimes?
Kevin Glass did have e game running on both iOS and Android using XMLVM, but an iOS update broke it. Shows the risks of targetting iOS in particular and multiple VMs in general.
Jul
11
comment Should a surrogate key ever be exposed to a user?
@RobertHarvey, clarified.
Jul
11
revised Should a surrogate key ever be exposed to a user?
added 67 characters in body
Jul
11
answered Should a surrogate key ever be exposed to a user?
Jul
9
comment Can compilers and interpreters have bugs, and what can we (as users) do to deal with them?
I've made compilers repeatably crash before.
Jul
8
comment Why it is not recommended to post several defects in the same issue / ticket?
@MainMa, I see it happen with certain clients in a bug tracker which really only requires three clicks. I think it's a conceptual thing: the client sees a discussion about what needs to be fixed with the project, where the developer sees a status progress tracker for a specific issue. It's a matter of training the client.
Jul
8
comment Why it is not recommended to post several defects in the same issue / ticket?
All four options are bad, but I would favour d (which implies b). If it were a free-text answer with a limit of 15 words, I would say something like "Tracking the status of multiple bugs is much clearer with multiple tickets".
Jul
7
comment Why is the game industry, specifically , so harsh on programmers?
How many of the reports were first hand? EA isn't the entire industry, but whenever I hear this kind of thing they're the only company that's mentioned.
Jul
2
comment Unit test SHA256 wrapper queries
In addition to comparing the result of hashing "Hello World!" with another language, there are test vectors defined in the standard (as, I believe, there are in any cryptographic primitive standard published by NIST).
Jul
2
comment What technical details should a programmer of a web application consider before making the site public?
@Aufziehvogel, it's on archive.org, and I've edited in the relevant part.
Jul
2
revised What technical details should a programmer of a web application consider before making the site public?
Merge in (with modification) some text from another answer which was referenced but no longer exists
Jun
21
comment How to compute a signature of a matrix
MD5 and SHA aren't defined over text but over byte streams.
Jun
13
comment Does the ray tracing algorithm involves rasterization of image?
What image do you have available to rasterise?
Jun
6
comment How to generate random numbers with a (negative) sloping distribution?
@JanDoggen, that follow-up question is more suited for math.stackexchange.com
Jun
3
comment Where to learn graph theory applications
Not quite an answer, but the graphs tag on the codegolf stack will give you a few problems which you could treat as exercises (and you could also search for graph to see where people describe their solutions as using graphs). (Just don't post your answers to the questions tagged codegolf unless you've made an effort to write the shortest solution you can rather than the clearest, which is what you'd probably want to do when studying graph algorithms).
May
21
awarded  Nice Answer
May
16
comment Why is 0 false?
This argument just about works for abusing bitwise | as a Boolean operator but it breaks down for & and ^ because of the existence of distinct non-zero values.