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Nov
8
comment Should you use C# and F# together
Anonymous types are not really an F# principle. May be you mean to refer to type inference (what the var keyword does in C#) whereby the compiler guesses what type you are referring to. This is used throughout F#.
Oct
19
comment Is there any circumstance in which a strict waterfall project can succeed when requirements are not clearly defined?
@HLGEM, not as good... probably.
Oct
10
comment Whether to put the business logic in Stored Procedure or Not?
Stored procedures - the septic tank of computer science.
Sep
28
comment Should I tell someone that their commit caused a regression?
For a long time now I've wanted to buy a large rubber trout. Anyone who breaks the build would have to keep that trout prominently on their desk for the next day. I will probably have to wait until I work at a less professional (and more friendly) place than where I am at the moment for this...
Jul
21
comment Is Linux a neccessity for learning network?
It is necessary if you want to set up a Linux network.
Jul
5
comment Articles and Works by Developers
Wow. I can only dream of having 2-3 hours of spare time every day!!
Jul
5
comment Can Powershell do anything that Iron Ruby can't?
I have been convinced. Bought the book and am very glad I did!
Jul
1
comment Can Powershell do anything that Iron Ruby can't?
I should point out I am a programmer not a system admin, so I think in terms of data manipulation rather than configuration manipulation which might be why I don't fully understand the differences.
Jul
1
comment Can Powershell do anything that Iron Ruby can't?
True, I understand they are slightly different things. I'm just interested in the practicalities of what can be achieved with the knowledge. Does sharepoint not expose some kind of .Net assembly that can be used? Could you elaborate on why PS would be needed?
Jun
29
comment Best practice in setting return value (use else or?)
If this is your biggest worry in your current job then you are probably ready for that promotion!
Jun
28
comment Learning C# quickly
Do you have any programming experience at all?
Jun
14
comment How frequently do you switch mode?
@Chris, yeah we've just had a baby so I have to take whatever chances to code that I can get! I very rarely find myself in front of a laptop in my spare time any more.
May
16
comment How do I set up a source code control system for myself?
It takes <15 minutes (depending on download bandwidth) to install and get Git up and running.
May
16
comment How do I set up a source code control system for myself?
You can use Git together with Dropbox. See stackoverflow.com/questions/1960799/…
May
16
comment How do I set up a source code control system for myself?
Source control is never over the top (IMHO) !
Mar
7
comment “Half of everything you know will be obsolete in 18-24 months” = ( True, or False? )
I think Lisp disproves this.
Mar
2
comment What programming language and framework has best support for agile web development?
You have JRuby if you need to integrate with java code.
Dec
27
comment “Comments are a code smell”
@Thorbjørn - the examples are simplified but the principles still apply. Comments should be a last resort when all other refactoring has failed.
Dec
3
comment Which features of shell scripting are relevant for PHP/Python development?
+1 - don't learn Linux if you want to continue to enjoy using Windows.
Dec
1
comment Which one of the SOLID principles had the largest effect on your code?
@Steven...I am trying to not to sound pedantic here...but the itch is just too bad. SRP and DRY are like apples and pencils - completely different. Sure following SRP can help you to be DRY, but you have to do a lot more than that to be DRY, and you can still be DRY without following SRP. You don't even need to be OO to be DRY.