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Dec
12
comment Is path coverage stronger than condition coverage?
The example you give is also known as boundary testing
Sep
15
awarded  Yearling
Jun
16
comment Forcing people to read and understand code instead of using comments, function summaries and debuggers?
Now define well written code :)
Sep
15
awarded  Yearling
Jul
4
comment I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code — what now?
Nice quote I read recently that's sort of related: "Software is the only engineering field that throws together prototypes and then attempts to sell them as delivered goods"
Jun
13
awarded  Scholar
Jun
13
accepted Do you care if the person you're interviewing owns or contributes to Open Source projects?
May
25
comment When using method chaining, do I reuse the object or create one?
@NimChimpsky yeh I can see how fluent is a big leap forward for Java
May
25
comment When using method chaining, do I reuse the object or create one?
@NimChimpsky what happened to good old fashioned (for C#) properties, and a constructor that has the fields that are required - not that I'm blasting Fluent APIs, I'm a big fan but they're often overused
May
14
answered Are comments considered a form of documentation?
May
14
comment Are comments considered a form of documentation?
Is YANGNI "you ain't not going to need it"
Mar
4
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
29
comment Should developers enter bugs into the bug tracking system?
Isn't this entirely dependent on the organisation you work for. For example Microsoft will have a very form way of doing testing, while small companies expect developers to do usability test
Feb
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
21
answered Sprint planning and accommodating slack
Feb
10
comment Is it a good practice to name the returned variable “result”?
Bob Martin's advice/observation that we spend 90% of our time reading code is a good mantra to live by for naming. Which would make it more 'human' to you if you were reading it - return rtval or return result?
Feb
10
comment Is it a good practice to name the returned variable “result”?
return @return;
Dec
22
comment Is it considered bad practice to have PHP in your JavaScript
Just remove the "in your javascript" part and you have the answer :)
Dec
22
comment Using SVN poorly - is Mercurial the answer?
It's not really about tools, unless you've got superior ones to compliment the source control provider like github, bitbucket
Dec
22
comment Using SVN poorly - is Mercurial the answer?
You sound like an Eddie (ericsink.com/scm/scm_branches.html) - branching too often