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May
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comment When thinking about dates and times - is midnight today in the past or future?
in both cases, you specify only one way round the clock (or circle) as 'positive'
May
8
answered How do you break down a new project with an existing mega PHP site?
May
8
comment Why does Ubuntu have a 6-month release cycle?
How are you upgrading? The only problem I've ever had with an upgrade was getting my partitions mixed up once and blasting my home and var directories - all the rest have been smooth as butter
May
8
comment Why does Ubuntu have a 6-month release cycle?
The server LTS is supported for even longer than that
May
5
comment if ('constant' == $variable) vs. if ($variable == 'constant')
I know a few C++ developers who write in this order, too. @DonalFellows - you didn't work on Pascal, did you? I remember that assignment operator from my Delphi days :)
May
4
comment Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?
you can get an editor like Kate which presents tabs with a 'ghost' character - I can easily see tabs vs spaces when coding.
May
3
answered What best practices should be employed in a PHP login script?
May
2
answered When does freelancing become a start-up?
Apr
27
comment Is developing games the best way to learn programming?
I assuming this question means 'game development' rather than 'playing games' when asking about gaming? Can't quit make the intellectual leap from Call of Duty to C++...
Apr
12
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Apr
10
comment Why does PHP have interfaces?
@ReinHenrichs - that's a bit specious... hammers weren't used before they were invented, but they are useful now that they have been.
Apr
8
accepted When thinking about dates and times - is midnight today in the past or future?
Apr
8
comment When thinking about dates and times - is midnight today in the past or future?
sry - made it clearer that I'm already on the 8th (I'm in Adelaide, SA)
Apr
8
revised When thinking about dates and times - is midnight today in the past or future?
added 19 characters in body
Apr
8
asked When thinking about dates and times - is midnight today in the past or future?
Apr
7
comment Why does PHP have interfaces?
you not seeing benefit != there not being benefit: a large part of the Standard PHP Library makes use of interfaces, so you can see how they are used and useful in there.
Apr
7
comment Why does PHP have interfaces?
but if drive requires a Car, then passing null wouldn't be very helpful anyway...
Apr
5
answered How do I improve my memory and recall?
Apr
5
comment In a company whose primary business is software, are the developers still considered to be “IT”?
A couple of jobs ago, we had the System Engineering Department who produced the sellable product, and the Technical Support Group who provided general IT support to the company and also engineering support to the SED guys. I'd say developers in a development company are most definitely not IT.
Apr
4
revised Is it better to be specialized in a few areas or have general abilities in many?
fleshed out the answer somewhat