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Sep
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Sep
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answered What's the difference between the terms “protocol” and “standard”?
Sep
1
answered What are the most relevant books on software project estimation?
Aug
5
comment How can I “get in the know”?
I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me.
Aug
5
comment Why do we need different JS for different browsers
I also probably should mention, as you have asked, that Douglas Crockford's 'JavaScript: The Good Parts" is pretty useful in this area. He presents the negative of what you are asking, demonstrates the areas where javascript is good and works, a corollary of that is that there are significant areas where javascipt is bad (or freakin' awful - I'm looking at you parseInt) and should be avoided.
Aug
5
comment It's my first week of work, I've got the code checked out and am told to look around it until I have an assignment next week. What do I do?
+1 for Domain knowledge. A little can go along way and it massively helps if you know what the users of your system are talking about.
Aug
5
comment Why do we need different JS for different browsers
Completely agree that HTML5 currently is not a solution to the problem you are facing. What I think is the case, however, is that the HTML5 description of the current state of HTML goes along way to answering your original question.
Aug
5
answered Why do we need different JS for different browsers
Aug
5
comment Alternatives to Java Applet for interactive Websites
Stats for how many people turn off Javascript developer.yahoo.com/blogs/ydn/posts/2010/10/… Possibly less than the OP would suggest.
Aug
4
comment Why would a company develop an atmosphere which discourage code comments?
Let the commenting flame wars commence ... But just before that I would just like to point out the Code Complete II section 32.3 - The Commento.
Aug
3
comment Minimising little coding mistakes
If your example of getting the angle bracket in the wrong direction was within a test of inequality then one good way to avoid or minimise that is to standardise the way that you test for inequalities. I think I got this from Code Complete, that you always test consistently. I test left to right, lowest to highest. This gives you the benefit of a consistent approach, easier to read code and helps mistakes stand out. Of course you could be using angle brackets to do other things, like opening closing tags, and in that case this comment is useless.
Jul
28
comment Why does Microsoft charge a fortune for its developer tools?
I have spoken to a number of MS guys and often here the phase 'if you are paying the list price you are doing something wrong'. There seems to be lots of different options for getting tools a lot cheaper, saying that I am currently using Express at work and that suits me fine.
Jul
28
answered Develop on the lastest and greatest or stick with the well documented version?
Jun
16
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Mar
25
comment Refactoring: Isn't it just a fancy word for clean up your code?
When you say "before the book came out", I presume you are referring to Martin Folwer's book is this correct?
Mar
17
comment Integrating into a new team
Strongly agree with try to remember names from the beginning, I am terrible remembering names so WRITE THEM DOWN (when nobody is looking or you may seem a little crazy).
Mar
16
answered Best practice for validating XML messages
Mar
16
answered Corporate talks by managers
Mar
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Mar
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comment How to teach computer science?
It would be recursive if the burger started eating itself.