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Sep
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comment What is the reason to put prefixes in new CSS features?
I've seen variants of the rounded borders between browsers - especially when trying to assign a specific corner. In this case, I think the browser specific implementations were in place before the specification was written for rounder borders.
Aug
30
comment How important are PHP notices really?
echo PREFIX . 'foo'; is only correct if PREFIX has been defined as a constant - otherwise it will still assume it is an undefined constant and then cast it to a string...
Aug
30
comment If this is camelCase what-is-this?
While not technically an actual language - it's one of the common conventions that CSS designers use for naming element ids and classes. Also, HTTP header names use hyphen separators. So, true that Lisp likely did it first - but it's not a convention unique to Lisp.
Aug
26
answered Why the decline in search traffic for popular programming languages?
Aug
24
comment Why is it unrealistic to expect all browsers to support the same standards?
@Jordan - more like the W3C has no enforcement power, and browser vendors are free to implement their solutions anyway they like - conformance is voluntary, after all
Aug
24
comment Why is DRY important?
@Robert - have you read any of the articles at thedailywtf.com ;) - there are some out there who would do just that
Aug
15
comment Writing the minimum code to pass a unit test - without cheating!
I agree with @PaulButcher - in fact, a lot of unit testing examples in texts and articles would take this approach.
Jul
6
comment Is OO-programming really as important as hiring companies place it?
Well, Cobol was around before OO. I can't comment on Smalltalk, but I imagine that there must have been problems with it if it wasn't picked up.
Jul
4
comment Is OO-programming really as important as hiring companies place it?
Have to call you out on companies 'not caring' about OO - good companies do care about reusable/maintainable codebases, and OO patterns are the recognised way to do this.
Jun
30
revised Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
Clarified switching from 5 day to 4 day weeks
Jun
30
suggested approved edit on Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
Jun
7
awarded  Civic Duty
May
31
comment What's your suggestion if the company didn't recognize my contribution towards a big project?
@Beofett - you make some great points, but I think you also miss on some. There are substantive studies that show that there is a limit on the amount of motivation gained for simple financial remuneration (ie, bonuses) in 'thinking' and creative disciplines such as software development. Once a certain level of financial reward is achieved, a programmer craves recognition (this is not necessarily 'praise') and 'interesting' work more than money. However, in the OP's case it sounds like he's not getting anything beyond his basic paycheck - recognition or money.
May
31
comment Test to confirm message with random component
Thanks, that does clear things up.
May
31
comment Test to confirm message with random component
But what about the rest of the message container? And surely returning a constant voids the test, since that is not what the function is supposed to return...
May
31
asked Test to confirm message with random component
May
27
comment Why do more languages not support ===
@ReinHenrichs - == in JavaScript (or PHP) is not 'broken' - it's just that the dynamic/loose typing allows for 0 == '0'.
May
25
comment Using work time effectively: How to create code quickly?
plus - even when you're taking a break from thinking, you're still thinking...
May
18
comment If your unit test code “smells” does it really matter?
code smell in the tests could easily be an indicator of hidden smell in the rest of the code - why approach the tests as if they are not "real" code?
May
12
accepted Mixed licencing for an application