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Apr
27
comment Why are websites (even this one) sometimes “Down for Maintenance”?
@Donal that was exactly my point.
Apr
27
comment Why are websites (even this one) sometimes “Down for Maintenance”?
+1 - a read-only stack overflow wouldn't be much good. There's not going to be much you wouldn't be able to find on google :)
Apr
25
comment '<' versus '!=' as condition in a 'for' loop?
The superior solution to either of those is to use the arrow operator: int i = 10; while(i --> 0) { /* stuff */ }
Apr
17
comment Interesting non programming tasks for programmers
I do a lot of work on the weekends, because I'm fairly inspired to get my projects done, and done right. The important aspect is that I'm not required to do it. I don't imagine I would put much effort into it if I was.
Apr
13
answered Lowering barriers to entry into new programming endeavors
Apr
13
comment When, if ever, can code standards be ignored?
Carefully balance the ROI of challenging the standards. If spending 16 hours in meetings, drafting process change documents and memos, and staring at your monitor frustrated (that's 12 of the 16, btw) saves you 10 minutes of development, you're at a bigtime loss for the firm. If those 16 hours save you 10 8-hour projects (like writing tests on constantly buggy code, for instance), that's very different. Remain practical!
Apr
4
comment Structured programming versus OO programming
@Mason wow, you said it better than I ever could!
Apr
4
comment Structured programming versus OO programming
@Ahmed if they're low experience for the love of all that is good, instill in them in the real world code changes a lot!!!
Apr
4
comment Structured programming versus OO programming
Neither am I, but that's because the government screwed my grandfather out of his pension. In terms of OOP, however, inheritance has served me quite well!
Apr
4
answered Structured programming versus OO programming
Apr
1
comment How can I get better at knowing how to write code right off the bat?
You're missing a key element of what I was trying to say. He's having problems writing code. That's the problem. He's focusing on the code. He needs to focus on the problem the code solves. You're right, experimenting is VERY important. But you need to make sure you're not just trying random things until they work. It is an important practice to start with a problem, break it down into individual requirements, and devise a solution. Otherwise you're just going to be a cowboy coder your whole life.
Apr
1
answered How can I get better at knowing how to write code right off the bat?
Mar
25
answered Intentional misspellings to avoid reserved words
Mar
24
awarded  Commentator
Mar
17
answered How to price a programming consulations for IT company?
Mar
14
comment Bare minimum on the Joel Test
I've never had faith in hallway usability testing. I've felt your users will let you know if your interface is wonky (if it makes it that far.) The usability is all in the interface. You'll have many more people working on the backend than on the interface. You'll get just as good (if not better) feedback from a set of alpha or beta users than you will from the other engineers. So why take another developer away from what he was doing when there are a lot cheaper and better ways to get the information he'd give you?
Mar
14
comment Using some kind of version control when working alone and with small projects?
+1 for "save an infinite amount of time (and so much more)". If this is referring to time, it's brilliant. If it's referring to things other than time that VCS saves you, it's even more brilliant.
Mar
14
comment Bare minimum on the Joel Test
When you have a wife and kids, you would not want to work from home for quiet. Oh, how little Gracie interferes with my side projects... :-)
Mar
14
comment Bare minimum on the Joel Test
@Binarymuse That's really not in line with the Joel test, where he says "CVS is fine"
Mar
3
comment Agile development challenges
+1 for "Stop. Think. Talk. Decide." It's worth noting, however, there wouldn't be jobs for consulting in Scrum if it wasn't easy to screw up. :-)