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Jan
29
comment is it a bad programming practice to return a new object in a property
@elios264: It might, it might not - my point is that you really do need to measure these kinds of things. That said ... my intuition from working with XNA yes. I rarely act on intuition though.
Jan
29
revised What is the norm for introducing new hires to a code base?
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Jan
29
comment What is the norm for introducing new hires to a code base?
When you get home, would you mind asking the unicorns where my requirements docs and the unit tests are?
Jan
29
answered What is the norm for introducing new hires to a code base?
Jan
28
answered Large number of projects for a single application
Jan
28
answered is it a bad programming practice to return a new object in a property
Jan
28
comment Can we say that Java or C# have unified inheritance trees?
How do value types fit into this concept?
Jan
28
comment available methods change with object state
Why can't you just query the object for mutability? if (graph.IsInMutableState) { graph.Set(...); } else { /* ... */ }
Jan
27
awarded  Excavator
Jan
27
comment Log design approach
@gnat: Please see the update.
Jan
27
revised Log design approach
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Jan
27
comment How should a senior programmer monitor another senior programmer?
+1. On the topic of positive feedback: studies (don't have access to them ATM) show that it takes a ~4:1 ratio of positive feedback to negative feedback for people to even remember that they received positive feedback.
Jan
20
comment What algorithm should I use to find the shortest path in this graph
Very true! My mistake.
Jan
19
revised Notifying multiple listeners
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Jan
19
comment What algorithm should I use to find the shortest path in this graph
DFS (or, slightly more complicated, iterative DFS) doesn't run into the memory issues that arise using BFS on some types of graphs. It also depends on the characteristics and expectations of the graph/data though.
Jan
19
reviewed Reject mvp tag wiki excerpt
Jan
19
reviewed Approve mvp tag wiki
Jan
17
comment Algorithm for defragmenting cross-pipe issues in a network for routing signals through?
As far as I know (and TBH, I'm not an expert here, it's a recent area of interest of mine) 1. most of the algorithms work with directed graphs 2. separate sinks on the same graph sounds problematic with the textbook/canonical algorithms
Jan
17
comment Algorithm for defragmenting cross-pipe issues in a network for routing signals through?
Have you looked into max-flow algorithms? (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximum_flow_problem)
Jan
17
comment Can one become good programmer by self learning or a mentor is needed?
@RobertHarvey That's a shame. A good mentor can be as simple as a smart smoking buddy that likes to talk shop.