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Faithful Catholic - Father of 4, Husband of 1

Delphi, Java and PHP programmer from Southern Wisconsin.

Fairly proud Herzing, UW Madison and UW Rock County Alum


Nov
10
comment Why am I seeing so many for(;;) constructs?
language agnostic might be a bad tag, maybe c(ish)-language-agnostic. A Delphi programmer would never accept such a hideous construct.
Nov
10
asked Munging intro level knowledge of set theory with intro level knowledge of electronics to parse and evaluate the content of HL7 messages
Nov
3
awarded  Convention
Oct
19
comment Why has C prevailed over Pascal?
@Lundin, are you kidding, I've been using Delphi 7 for the past 4 years, finally updated to 2009 and working in XE2 as well. Finally I don't need to restart the IDE every 5 or 6 builds to keep my breakpoints. Futhermore, Embarcadero has created a way to use Delphi Code for Android and iOS programs which, is new, but is pretty cool, the advantage is that it's wholly managed by a privately held company so the improvements actually make it into the hands of the developers.
Oct
18
answered Why has C prevailed over Pascal?
Oct
18
comment Why is naming a table's Primary Key column “Id” considered bad practice?
@Thomas, I wouldn't put natural joins in code either, but for diagnostics, I've found them pretty useful when the database is modeled so that they actually work.
Oct
18
comment Why is naming a table's Primary Key column “Id” considered bad practice?
@Bill I do all the time, many, many times a day, depends more on your codebase than the language you're developing. And, for diagnostics, if you want to do some good and deep relations you can string together those natural joins and completely avoid looking up field ID's. And, as St. Jerome famously said, "Ignorance of SQL is ignorance of databases".
Oct
17
revised Why is naming a table's Primary Key column “Id” considered bad practice?
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Oct
17
answered Why is naming a table's Primary Key column “Id” considered bad practice?
Oct
14
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
13
accepted Need help with directory structure in porting codebase to SVN
Oct
11
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
5
comment What frequency of updates is acceptable for a mobile application?
Might be worth following this proposal if you're that interested: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/30702/app-stores
Sep
28
comment Need help with directory structure in porting codebase to SVN
Yeah, DLLXXX is pretty much how we name our binaries, but the XXX doesn't mean anything about the version there, it's just a cryptic way of naming binaries that arose for no particular reason.
Sep
28
revised Need help with directory structure in porting codebase to SVN
added explanation of abbreviation I had to look up
Sep
27
comment Need help with directory structure in porting codebase to SVN
...Main product version 6.1 and 6.2 have the same directories (and then some) as version 5.5, they've been omitted for brevity
Sep
27
asked Need help with directory structure in porting codebase to SVN
Sep
16
comment One language to rule them all? (Them being platforms.)
Or even... Delphi XE2!
Sep
16
awarded  Yearling
Sep
13
awarded  Nice Answer