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Nov
23
answered How would you evaluate object oriented design skills?
Nov
19
awarded  Guru
Nov
17
comment “Comments are a code smell”
+1 for pointing out that bad comment habits start with early programming classes. -1 for concluding that comments are only a last resort choice.
Nov
17
answered How much redundancy/robustness should complex software implement?
Nov
17
answered Which approach to follow for developing applications targeting multiple platforms?
Nov
17
comment Which approach to follow for developing applications targeting multiple platforms?
+1 for "essential to have a developer working on each platform". Cross-platform projects quickly become single platform if you only develop for one platform at a time.
Nov
16
answered What arguments exist against ever using the keyword substitution feature in many version control systems?
Nov
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
11
comment What is the appeal of Systems Hungarian?
just noticed my iphone's creative editing... gsub('firefly', 'fully');
Nov
9
answered Writing a Software Requirement Specification
Nov
1
comment Should curly braces appear on their own line?
This answer deserves more votes.
Nov
1
comment What simple techniques do you use to improve performance?
@glenatron, sure they do, see @Joeri's answer. Many people code by rote patterns, without thinking of the efficiency of it. And not everyone agrees on readable.
Oct
30
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
29
answered What should be in a coding standard?
Oct
29
comment What should be in a coding standard?
Absolutely. Every item in a standard should have the rationale specified explicitly.
Oct
29
comment What should be in a coding standard?
See Also programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/2654/…
Oct
27
comment What is the appeal of Systems Hungarian?
Excellent answer, firefly answers the question asked.
Oct
27
answered Should you fix preexisting defects while working on something else?
Oct
26
comment What's the most effective way to perform code reviews?
+1 for "If done as a group with a projector, it really should be reviewed individually before the meeting. Otherwise, it is just an annoying waste of time. "
Oct
26
comment Which things instantly ring alarm bells when looking at code?
I just went through the excercise of having to produce a report of all the TODOs in our release product, plus a plan for dispositoning them. Nearly half turned to out to be obsolete.