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Feb
19
answered Long term planning and agile?
Feb
19
answered What are the duties of a software control management (SCM) engineer in a large company?
Feb
19
answered Computer science curriculum for non-CS major?
Feb
19
comment Do we need use case levels or not?
When a person uses an ATM, the uses cases would be to withdraw money, cash a cheque, check an account balance &c, the security is a technical detail of how to achieve the aforementioned goals. That's not to say security is unimportant to the user, but it is not what the user wants to get done.
Feb
18
answered Why does F. Wagner consider “NOT (AI_LARGER_THAN_8.1)” to be ambiguous?
Feb
18
answered Tool for teachers of informatics
Feb
18
comment Tool for teachers of informatics
Small nitpick, in English, 'computer science' is the preferred term over 'informatics'. It's a common error when translating from European languages (particularly from French).
Feb
18
comment Programming curricula
@Phobia I think that may just be a difference in regional naming. I think the term 'community college' may be particular to parts of the USA, but it is likely largely similar to the sort of institution to which I refer.
Feb
18
comment Programming curricula
@davidk01 I'm not familiar with what's available globally, but in my home town of Calgary, SAIT is an excellent tech school.
Feb
18
answered Programming curricula
Feb
18
answered What to do as a new team lead on a project with maintainability problems?
Feb
18
comment Do we need use case levels or not?
I consider authentication and authorisation to be the sort of technical details that are normally not interesting to build use cases. Authentication and authorisation are not things the user wants to do, but a technical detail in the way of the user's final goal.
Feb
18
answered What is a good one-stop-shop for understanding software licensing information?
Feb
18
comment GoF Design Patterns - which ones do you actually use?
@CraigS I've used many of them. The authors of Design Patterns have a set of good examples with each pattern they describe. The best suggest I can give is to spend the time to read the book thoroughly.
Feb
17
answered Do we need use case levels or not?
Feb
17
answered GoF Design Patterns - which ones do you actually use?
Feb
17
answered How to use multiple monitors effectivelly
Feb
15
comment Do you contribute to open-source software?
Thanks for posting that. I think too many people confuse the passion for programming and the skill of programming. One does not imply the other; or to put it another way, I've seen some people excitedly write terrible code ;-)
Feb
15
comment Do you contribute to open-source software?
@Yuva Not necessarily. Just like non-open projects, there are many cases of poorly coded and poorly designed open-source projects. Making something open does not magically means it was done well. A prestigious project would have some weight, like having written parts of the Linux kernel; but, that's not to do with the open nature of the kernel, rather it is the prestige of the project.
Feb
15
answered Do you contribute to open-source software?