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Jul
8
comment Why is software OS specific?
It seems quite clear that the OP is asking about binaries, not source code.
Jul
8
revised Why is software OS specific?
added 400 characters in body
Jul
8
answered Why is software OS specific?
Jul
7
revised Is reading+modifying existing code better than making your own?
Clarify 3rd paragraph.
Jun
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
answered Mental Models or Real-World-Metaphors for Functional Programming
Jun
17
revised Why do so many hashed and encrypted strings end in an equals sign?
edited body
Jun
7
revised Should you keep a copy of all the code you write?
rolled back to a previous revision
May
21
reviewed No Action Needed Why isn't Java being used for web multimedia applications?
May
13
comment Should you throw an exception if a method's input values are out of range?
throw new QuestionTooVagueException("Specify a language when asking questions about best practices.");
May
6
comment What does it mean when data is scalar?
This is a good example of how the same term may mean different things in different contexts. In languages like C or Pascal, scalar refers to simple "building block" types like int or char, not structured types like objects (even if there's only one).
Apr
28
answered Objective-C style: Do I implement factory methods or init methods?
Apr
7
revised Is there a download limit to ios apps?
Added suggestion to use NSURLSession.
Apr
7
answered Is there a download limit to ios apps?
Apr
7
comment What are the advantages of recursion compared to iteration?
Good effort, but there's a lot that's wrong or misleading here. For example, compared to an iterative algorithm, it's often easier, not harder, to prove that a recursive algorithm is correct. Recursion is neither more general nor more powerful than iteration -- the two styles are equivalent in terms of what they can or cannot do.
Mar
25
answered How is 'bolt-on' the same or different from add-on, extension, or module?
Mar
13
awarded  Yearling
Mar
8
answered Virtual machine for a high level programming language vs an operating system
Feb
26
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
26
awarded  Nice Answer