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answered Should managers prohibit programmers from using IM in office?
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revised “// …” comments at end of code block after } - good or bad?
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answered “// …” comments at end of code block after } - good or bad?
Feb
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revised How do you write unit test cases?
corrected typo/grammar
Feb
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suggested suggested edit on How do you write unit test cases?
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Feb
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answered Why freeware (closed-source) instead of open-source?
Feb
18
comment Is an 'if password == XXXXXXX' enough for minimum security?
it depends where validPassword comes from? if it's hardcoded you won't be able to configure/change password without changing the code. If it comes from a configuration file, it will be visible to anyone who accesses that.
Feb
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comment Constructor should generally not call methods
If we're talking Java here, why shouldn't a constructor invoke a static method?
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answered How to manage Agile developers working with traditional (serial) business persons?
Feb
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answered Are 'edited by' inline comments the norm in shops which use revision control?
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Feb
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comment How to improve testing your own code
@Peter it should save maintenance time in the long run. You should need to spend less time manually smoke testing fixes and also the tests will be in place for the next time the code is edited. Sometimes you may even find that quickly writing a unit test that reproduces the bug can make it faster to debug and fix the bug in the first place.
Feb
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answered How to improve testing your own code
Feb
16
accepted Are short abbreviated method/function names that don't use full words bad practice or a matter of style?
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Feb
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comment What should I call the process of converting an object to a string?
@S.Lott I don't like a lot of unix command names either for the same reasons. In search of a good answer to this I've created a specific question: programmers.stackexchange.com/q/46894/13825