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Just a dev

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Sep
3
awarded  Yearling
Jul
1
revised Fix bugs, or wait for the customer to find them?
minor grammmerr fixes
Jan
28
comment What is the ideal mix of senior to junior developers on a team?
@Vorac I imagine it depends on the Elder and the organization, but I don't think it supposed to menacing.
Sep
3
awarded  Yearling
Jun
20
comment Is there a kind of programs to illustrate most features and usages of different programming language?
hmm I wonder how Unicode people feel about The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog ?
Apr
14
comment What questions should I ask on a work environment survey?
@gnat I'm not sure its worth editing answers on marginal questions from the early days of the site. But since you have more experience on this site, I'll assume that you feel there's value here and this answer really needed to be updated.
Apr
14
revised What questions should I ask on a work environment survey?
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Mar
25
comment browser syntax highlighting
You could try this from user scripts
Mar
4
awarded  Constituent
Feb
19
awarded  Caucus
Feb
1
revised How do programming languages benefit from being based on English?
Some grammar fixes
Feb
1
comment How do programming languages benefit from being based on English?
@Ingo I'm not sure what you mean. For example lets assume I used a variable named étudiant. With unicode the first letter can be expressed as U+00E9 LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE or it could be e followed by U+0301 COMBINING ACUTE ACCENT. If you were the compiler writer for one of these languages would you want to support variable naming like this? How exactly would you treat two variables in the same scope named \u00e9tudiant and e\u0301tudiant?
Dec
7
comment Design Patterns - Service Layer
related: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/162399/…
Dec
4
comment Is it appropriate to try to control the order of finalization?
If you need to dispose of unmanaged resources, use Dispose That's not quite right. Unmanaged resources require a finalizer. Note that in Implementing Finalize and Dispose to Clean Up Unmanaged Resources the base finalizer calls Dispose(false) to clean up only the unmanaged resources. Implementing Dispose alone is used to clean up managed resources that implement IDisposable, like a stream which is a managed resource.
Nov
29
revised What should be in a coding standard?
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Oct
23
comment “Never do in code what you can get the SQL server to do well for you” - Is this a recipe for a bad design?
@Oded Oracle has regex support built into PL/SQL
Oct
23
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
22
comment Do ASP.Net Web Forms actually produce ADA compliant HTML? Does the ASP/AJAX toolkit undermine the goal of ADA compliance?
@Justin984 you said I was under the impression that much/most of the markup generation in web forms was a black box, not controllable by the developer. every WebControl has an Override-able Render method so you could always modify the behavior by deriving from a given class. Additionally you can modify the HTTP output with an Http Handler or Http Module but you'd have to process the whole response. See the Overview
Oct
16
comment Are long methods always bad?
Oh, well you might want to re-read section 7.4 How long can a routine be, because it doesn't say what you assert it does. In fact it cautions against routines beyond 200 lines, and the OP is asking about a 350 line routine
Oct
15
comment Are long methods always bad?
In code complete, it is measured that long methods are sometimes faster and easier to write, and don't lead to maintenance problems Do you mean the book Code Complete by Steve McConnell?