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Just a guy with some linux experience.


Feb
4
accepted Is it bad practice to follow up a call to a terminating function with exit()?
Feb
3
asked Is it bad practice to follow up a call to a terminating function with exit()?
Jul
29
comment How do I deal with a difficult programmmer joining an open source project?
"You can't just quit"... Yes you can. It's not a choice to make lightly as it means you'll burn every bridge with everyone else on the team if you do, but if the situation is bad enough (to the point of causing emotional distress), just walking away is always an option.
Apr
4
awarded  Student
Apr
4
comment What's the best practice for naming uploaded images?
For housekeeping's sake I'd recommend creating separate directories per userID so that if you delete a user you won't have to hunt around for all their pictures. -- so 98765/20130404125123-ad8a7dsf9-my-holiday-florida-23.jpg
Apr
4
awarded  Scholar
Apr
4
comment Logging to database: Log first or action first?
Good point. Thanks!
Apr
4
accepted Logging to database: Log first or action first?
Apr
4
comment Logging to database: Log first or action first?
It's pretty critical, yes.
Apr
4
asked Logging to database: Log first or action first?
Sep
10
comment Is catching general exceptions really a bad thing?
Concur. At the very least, now that regular logging is offline make some kind of provision that'll give some kind of debugging output, to STDERR if nothing else.
Aug
26
comment Software developer interview questions: is speed everything?
Because a lot of idiots that think a couple of online Javascript courses qualifies them as "experienced programmers" and pad their CVs accordingly.
Aug
26
comment Software developer interview questions: is speed everything?
Note that it's entirely possible for the interviewee to spend a moment or two blinking to doublecheck that you're not about to trip him up with a trick question -- a question that simple almost has to be a trap.
Jul
20
comment Best practice on if/return
You've STILL got the useless additional test. Return false inside the if statement, then return true outside of it. No need to run the second != test at all.
Jul
20
answered Best practice on if/return
Jul
20
awarded  Critic
Jul
20
comment Best practice on if/return
... Frankly, I'm not sure why you even want the string in this case, not to mention why you're adding an extra boolean test at the end that you really don't need for any reason whatsoever.
Jul
14
comment How does learning assembly aid in programming?
Learning assembly will bestow you with a deep and abiding love for the concept of programming language that protect you from EVER having to write complex code in assembly again.
Nov
17
awarded  Commentator
Nov
17
comment is there a term for doing this: func1(func2(), func3());
That sounds very, very, very tricky unless you're absolutely sure that obj.func1() always returns an object that has func2() as a member function.