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comment Are external configuration files considered an antipattern?
@GaryRowe My experience has been otherwise. We have separate config files for different environments, which are picked up automatically by the build/deployment process. I might be wrong, but I think what you might be missing is automation.
May
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comment How to create a “cult of quality”
@WesleyWerner : Good point. But I think that a 'cult of quality' should also embrace taking care of technical debt, which will (eventually) solve the boss problem you mention.
May
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comment Can a non-programmer successfully run a software company?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen : Sure. But looks like you have already deleted them and left some good comments on my answers elsewhere.
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comment Can a non-programmer successfully run a software company?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen : I have since switched to Linux :) , but there are many well behaved Windows applications too. I suspect Apple hasn't written any.
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Apr
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answered NoSql databases - Decent tutorial/book that covers the concepts
Mar
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comment Why was Tanenbaum wrong in the Tanenbaum-Torvalds debates?
@DanielB - I concur. Ubuntu is the poster child of the user-friendly Linux movement, but there seems to a frenzy of pushing new versions in recent times (Unity/Ubuntu, and for that matter also GNOME3/Fedora) which has often resulted in bad user interfaces and things breaking with a simple update.
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Nov
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comment How to gain understanding of large systems?
+1, especially for "If diagrams don't exist, I make them." and "Track things" from top to bottom. I've found that the second activity works really well when done with another developer.
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Oct
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comment Can RMI or CORBA operate over IP?
RMI can also run over JRMP.
Oct
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comment What books or resources would you recommend to learn practical OO design and development concepts?
- Designing Object Oriented Software - Walks you through OO design principles with examples - Object Thinking - More theory than hands on - but highly recommended
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answered How to handle technological “Dogmatism”
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comment Is it acceptable to deploy web app to production directly from SVN
How about making operations always take the config file from svn before deploying?