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Jun
18
comment Working with a large, messy object
If you can't refactor the class itself, you're screwed.
Jun
12
comment Is it customary for software companies to forbid code authors from taking credit for their work? do code authors have a say?
It is really not a good idea to consider code created in a group/company setting "yours". I've noticed people get attached too much to things they consider "theirs" (and want to protect it from change!) when it's a collaborative effort.
May
17
comment Term For Errors That Occur In Certain Environments
so...if I understand correctly, your software requires an internet connection to function and it's surprising when it doesn't function correctly if the machine does not have an internet connection? How was this overlooked?
Mar
19
comment How important is it to clean up someone else's code when faced with a tight deadline?
@Dunk The JSF-AV team must have recognized this, the document specifically mentions the use of automated tools as a way to enforce the S&Ps (back in 2005)
Mar
17
comment How important is it to clean up someone else's code when faced with a tight deadline?
@Dunk Does the US military count as "big and process oriented"? They use S&Ps all the time: stroustrup.com/JSF-AV-rules.pdf
Mar
17
answered How important is it to clean up someone else's code when faced with a tight deadline?
Mar
16
comment How do I evaluate if an Orchestration is the appropriate design pattern for a given problem?
Or even better, it's Composition.
Dec
23
comment Why did the team at LMAX use Java and design the architecture to avoid GC at all cost?
The new C++11 standard supports multithreading...
Nov
2
comment Is it reasonable to null guard every single dereferenced pointer?
@atk That's why I'd put asserts, exceptions, and nullptr checks (with else statements that fail loudly). If there's a problem SOMEONE will find it. Even if the last person to do so is the customer.
Jul
22
comment When is a catch clause empty
@jramoyo just because it can't happen doesn't mean it won't :P
Jul
22
answered In Java, why were protected members made accessible to classes of the same package?
Jul
2
awarded  Commentator
Mar
7
comment How is an IDE compiled?
What's even more confounding is: C++ was written in C++.
Feb
22
awarded  Caucus
Jul
20
accepted Oracle has some very helpful and free code…I think
Jul
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answered Oracle has some very helpful and free code…I think
Jul
8
comment Oracle has some very helpful and free code…I think
Java code into a C++ program; static library; no modification (beyond what is required to convert it to C++); non-GPL but free (freedom "free", and "free beer" free).
Jul
8
asked Oracle has some very helpful and free code…I think
Jun
30
awarded  Peer Pressure
Jun
10
answered Zooming options terminology