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Apr
12
comment Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?
@Timwi: sorry to necro, but the computer tab key was NOT invented for tabulation. The TYPEWRITER version of that key was, but by the time keyboards evolved for use with computers, the tab key was used for indenting more than tabulation, and the term "tab" had become synonymous with indent. Tabs for COMPUTERS are to indent, and it is only by convention that the name of the key matches that of the typewriter. Your argument is akin to claiming that the computer return key was intended to start a new line and move the cursor to the far left, because that's what it was for in a typewriter :)
Apr
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
11
comment How many programmers makes a company small / medium sized / large?
Software Engineering is a better term, as is Software Development.
Apr
1
awarded  Scholar
Apr
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accepted What is a programmer's role in error-checking text content?
Mar
31
awarded  Commentator
Mar
31
comment What is a programmer's role in error-checking text content?
@Desolate Planet Been there, done that, got the t-shirt :) I agree with you 100%, right down to the best way to handle it. It's all history now, though, since I've moved on from that job, and no longer have to deal with that individual.
Mar
31
awarded  Critic
Mar
31
comment What is a programmer's role in error-checking text content?
While he pulled the whole "let's see what I can get away with making the programmer do" card repeatedly, he actually sent the same type of blatant errors in every single document he ever wrote, including ones to customers. And you're 100% right about the burn-out factor... that's why I left that job and started this new one!
Mar
31
comment What is a programmer's role in error-checking text content?
Heh I'm not sure I'd say I "want" to study it... let's just say I think it might be a good idea. I already know I'll need it for more than just the actual web content, since I'm also acting as the project manager, and I need to follow the conventions for some of my project documentation (I first found out about the AP Stylebook during the review of my draft Project Charter).
Mar
31
comment What is a programmer's role in error-checking text content?
@Aditya What do you mean by that? I'll have to learn the AP Stylebook sooner or later, or I'll have to make the corrections to the content, regardless of whether I find it or someone else does?
Mar
31
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Mar
31
comment What is a programmer's role in error-checking text content?
I got into the habit simply because the project manager at my last job was so bad, it was just too embarrassing to publish the misspellings, poor punctuation, and sentence fragments on a professional website. For the record, I did mention it to my various supervisors over the years, and none of them ever said anything about it beyond "do your best to make it look good".
Mar
31
asked What is a programmer's role in error-checking text content?
Mar
31
comment Unit testing best practices for a unit testing newbie
Related: (programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/10849/…)
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
29
comment What are some easter eggs that went wrong?
Awesome example!
Mar
29
comment What are some easter eggs that went wrong?
@rmx read the article... it was definitely intended as an easter egg: "I remember thinking that this would be a pretty harmless easter egg, that no one would really use it, but I was very wrong."
Mar
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Mar
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