324 reputation
214
bio website johnwsaunders3.wordpress.com
location Phoenix, AZ, USA
age 56
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Jul 28 at 15:02

May
16
comment How robust are Git commits when the power goes out?
Git is open source, right? So to reproduce the problem, build the code, set a breakpoint before data are saved to disk - and then pull the plug.
Apr
3
comment Zero behavior objects in OOP - my design dilemma
I've been out of school for over 35 years now. In the real world, I find very little value in "conceptual approaches". I find experience to be a better teacher than Meyers in this case.
Apr
3
comment Zero behavior objects in OOP - my design dilemma
The problem is that the question (and your answer) are about how to do things "in general". The fact is, we never do things "in general". We always do specific things. It is necessary to examine our specific things and measure them against our requirements in order to determine whether our specific things are the correct things for the situation.
Mar
20
comment How to invoke a method in a class always when the class is accessed - like a reaction?
I have edited your title. Please see, "Should questions include “tags” in their titles?", where the consensus is "no, they should not".
Jan
26
answered Martin Fowler's Refactoring book: switch statement is using other object's data, why is that bad ? A deeper explanation is sought for.
Jan
26
comment Martin Fowler's Refactoring book: switch statement is using other object's data, why is that bad ? A deeper explanation is sought for.
In particular, this should be refactored to three derived classes, like RegularMovie, NewReleaseMovie, and ChildrensMovie, and the logic in each case should be performed in the derived class overload of getCharge.
Jan
10
revised Best way of validating Class properties
Removed tags from the title, unindented code a bit
Jan
10
suggested approved edit on Best way of validating Class properties
Oct
30
comment Future of SOAP, with REST?
@JensG: I want WADL to be standardized: "WADL was submitted to the World Wide Web Consortium by Sun Microsystems on 31 August 2009[1], but the consortium has no current plans to standardize it[2] and it is not yet widely supported"
Oct
30
comment Future of SOAP, with REST?
@JensG: You are more likely to find tools for a protocol than for an architectural style. The former is specific enough for tools to be created. The latter is too general for tools to be created in the absence of something to narrow down the "style". Something like WADL, for instance. Once that is finalized and adopted by tool makers, the distinction will be between SOAP, REST services which can be described by WADL and for which a WADL description is available, and everything else.
Mar
26
comment For a web-application, should I programmatically create the database tables or provide a schema file and instructions?
On which platform? Java?
Feb
6
accepted Using a TFS Build Process Template (Workflow) for Deployment
Feb
6
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
17
comment Could implicit static methods cause problems?
The clue was the "(v=vs.71)" in the URL.
Aug
17
comment Could implicit static methods cause problems?
@EmmadKareem: BTW did you notice that your link is from Visual Studio 2003?
Aug
17
comment Could implicit static methods cause problems?
-1: C# is not Java
Jun
27
revised Is micro-optimisation important when coding?
fixed typo
Mar
27
awarded  Excavator
Mar
27
revised Should a c# dev switch to VB.net when the team language base is mixed?
added 11 characters in body
Feb
8
comment Regulation of the software industry
I don't see how such a law could be constitutional in the USA. It's not a matter of interstate commerce, foreign policy, defense, immigration, etc. It seems like something that should be left to the states.