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comment Development Teams - Can One Bad Apple Spoil the Bunch?
Plus - as a team leader, you can end up expending so much time and effort on the bad apple, that your good ones start to feel neglected and even resentful
Mar
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comment Most common “Y2K-style” bugs today?
Not entirely true - with NAT and other technologies, IPv4 is being extended beyond its limits. But the assumption that there is only IPv4 is a 'y2k'
Mar
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revised Aggregation vs Composition
swapped composition/aggregation notation in example 2
Mar
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Mar
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comment Aggregation vs Composition
I agree that my answer is severely lacking - but so is the WikiPedia article...
Mar
24
comment If XML is so bad…why do so many people use it?
@Matthieu M.: A better tag for boolean value would be: <advanceAcceptanceIndicator />. Now don't get me wrong - I am not an XML zealot - I use JSON just as much, but sometimes XML is the choice to make.
Mar
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Mar
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comment How to (professionally) back up reasons for choosing open source technologies in a large project
+1 for trust - that is almost always what it boils down to. It also goes the other way - they possibly got burned with earlier versions of other technologies, and so do not trust them as much (I know several DBAs who talk about MySQL as if it was still version 3).
Mar
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comment If XML is so bad…why do so many people use it?
I don't think XML is inherently bloated - but implementations of it are. I find XML-RPC to be particularly egregious at unnecessary bloat.
Mar
23
comment Why bother with detailed specs?
+1 I came to programming via engineering HVAC control systems - a typical specification for a building would be several hundred pages. Projects were accepted by the consultant/client when all points were ticked - variations would incur a cost and extended deadline. The thing is - for some reason, it seems to be in general software development that the specification should be written by the implementor - I think this is wrong - in HVAC, the specification came through a building consultant (although the implementor could query and challenge the spec at any time).
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comment Resources for Test Driven Development in Web Applications?
One major issue with web design is CSS testing - a new CSS rule may have unintended consequences, but only on a page with specific content... Can you unit test that?
Mar
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comment Resources for Test Driven Development in Web Applications?
I realise that - but I was looking more for discussion articles and essays rather than specific tools. I know what tools are available, but would like to learn how best to use them for front-end driven applications.
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