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May
14
comment What factors should influence how I determine when to abandon a small project with a friend?
I second Kasper van den Berg's comment. My story of entering into programming is almost exactly as you've described your own. I spent years part time and months full time writing a project learning as I went along. A month or so ago, I decided to re-start from the ground up using a different language. The original project was several thousand lines, but I re-wrote it within 3 weeks plus additions. Don't look at it like "8 months lost", rather you've been staring at it for 8 months straight. You can "print" it out again, fast.
Feb
20
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Nov
13
comment Differences between TypeScript and Dart
I've been considering moving a lot of code to either JS or Dart, and this post just informed me enough to make a concrete decision on how to proceed. Thanks, wish I could upvote more than once. :)
Sep
24
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Feb
26
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Feb
26
comment Why Use !boolean_variable Over boolean_variable == false
@Andres, you should have said to zzzzBov, "Oops (...). !YourBad"
Feb
26
comment Why Use !boolean_variable Over boolean_variable == false
@zzzBov I completely disagree with your sweeping statement of languages which are C style. Java, Javascript/Actionscript are ECMAScript based languages. Java I think might be the closest bet you have here to classifying it as "c-style" but I wouldn't agree still and wouldn't agree with C# either. They're based on ECMA and and I would say that aside from the odd similar similar syntactic expressions, they're not styled after C.
Feb
26
comment Why Use !boolean_variable Over boolean_variable == false
I have to agree with Aubergine here, I myself have fallen into the bad habit (especially in Java) of leaving bools uninitialized and then end up checking for null. I think this is more of a flaw of the language, however which imposes that flaw on the user. When declaring a new bool variable it should default to false without initialization in my opinion.
Jun
21
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