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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.
Oct
26
revised What is the appeal of Systems Hungarian?
asked for more specifics
Oct
26
comment What is the appeal of Systems Hungarian?
This is the best example of its practical value that I've heard. (But still not enough to make me adopt it:)
Oct
26
asked What is the appeal of Systems Hungarian?
Oct
22
answered Is Information Technology really Engineering?
Oct
21
comment How do you portray to non programmers what programming involves?
@Huperniketes, I don't think so. There's a big difference between a good metaphor, and a good explanation of what you actually do all day.
Oct
21
comment How do you keep emails short but complete?
@SnOrfus, absolutely. It identifies it as a summary, let's the techies in the audience know that it is a compressed version of the whole story, and stokes the egos of the management types who wouldn't otherwise be bothered to read it.