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comment converting WKT to GeoJSON
Depends on whether WKT is a regular language or not.
Mar
17
comment Using words instead of numbers for versioning?
Acceptable for who? What do you hope to gain from such a versioning scheme?
Sep
10
comment scripting support in a C# application
@whatsisname Once it's COM, doesn't necessarily have to be VBA, pretty much anything that can consume COM can use it.
Sep
9
comment scripting support in a C# application
You want to allow others to write scripts for your application, or do you want to call a script from your application?
Mar
21
comment Managing an undercover SVN repository
@georgesl git-svn is a valid approach, just keep in mind there may be certain SVN operations that don't map very well into git-svn workflow. Also, the article Michael points to is 5 years old, that's a long time for tools to change (and hopefully improve).
Mar
21
comment Managing an undercover SVN repository
Although those are valid points, they don't really answer the question.
Mar
21
comment Managing an undercover SVN repository
Do you commit frequently because you want a remote backup in case something horrible happens to your machine, or just as a safety net in case you want to undo stuff? If safety net, you may as well just install git locally and use that to commit until everything is "ready." You may also be interested in this question Using git within an svn checkout? (without git-svn).
Feb
19
comment Moving away from .Net to Ruby and coping without intellisense
To be fair, RubyMine isn't that expensive, especially compared to Microsoft pricing for Visual Studio (non express). Might be worth just biting the bullet and paying for a personal license.
Feb
7
comment Is there any point in distributing separate .NET 3.5 and 4.0 assemblies?
Actually default method arguments (and named parameters) are a compiler feature, not a framework feature. You can target .NET 3.5 and still use those features, they just won't compile with older compilers (like what's built into VS 2008).
Jan
23
comment Is Using Locking/Unlocking in Version Control an Anti-Pattern?
@mike Excellent point, thank you.
Jan
18
comment Newbie ASP.NET developer being forced into MVC4 with WebForms
There's also the option of trying to convince them to use Razor view engine instead of WebForms view engine. And although you probably want to avoid this in production, they could live side by side, sort of.
Jan
14
comment async+await == sync?
@Mrchief: Yes, Akim said what I was trying to say, but better.
Jan
14
comment async+await == sync?
Not exactly. Your code is synchronous in a sense that nothing happens until you get a result. However underneath, you probably gave up the thread you were running on until the async method returned, then got assigned another thread to continue executing.
Dec
6
comment Is there tool agnostic terminology for source control activities?
What kind of conversation do you want to have with the team. I feel like when it comes to process, the activities you listed may be a bit too low level?
Dec
5
comment Is there tool agnostic terminology for source control activities?
Among centralized ones and among distributed ones the language is pretty similar. Some of the vocabulary won't map well across the two different types just because conceptually they are different.
Nov
30
comment Why is the sudden increase in number of Git submitters on Debian popcon graph in 2010-01?
I think both git and hg started around 2005, by 2010 they were 5 year old technology. I wouldn't have called them mainstream, but I don't think bleeding edge is correct either.
Nov
28
comment Does async/await makes simple thing unnecessary complicated?
I added some links regarding async and constructors.
Aug
27
comment How involved should our employers be in our education?
@ApprenticeQueue At which point you are able to leave and find a company that does show an interest in your career. You don't just compete with other developers for work, companies also compete withe each other for talent.
Aug
6
comment When, how and why should one upgrade (Java) frameworks?
@NikolayFominyh Although change for the sake of change is bad, that kind of attitude often leads to poorly maintained and poorly understood software that breaks in the most inconvenient way possible. As Martijn points out, eventually vendor drops support, or you need a bug/security fix. The longer you've put off upgrades, the harder it will be.
Aug
6
comment Are there open source alternatives to Bitbucket, Github, Kiln, and similar DVCS browsing and management tools?
Cydra project looks like it barely got started a few months ago and doesn't appear to be very actively developed. May be a bit immature to mention.