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Nov
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
8
comment Testing my model for hybrid scheduling in Embedded Systems
While there is a recommendation aspect to this question, I think there's also a stronger core ("how can I model X") that trumps it.
Sep
13
revised Is it a bad practice to modify code strictly for testing purposes
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Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
8
awarded  Yearling
Aug
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comment Why do some programmers hate the UI part of the development?
@ZanLynx I was talking about UI implementation. Stuff like arranging buttons on the screen, wiring up events to them, etc.
Aug
24
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
5
awarded  Great Answer
Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
4
revised How to create a Web app that “interacts” with email?
edited tags
Mar
21
comment Why is cleverness considered harmful in programming by some people?
@WarrenP Yeah, there's a good amount of subjectivity here. I've had the "we can't use language feature X because then other developers will have to learn about language feature X" conversation and it's not fun. The horrifyingly bad "clever" solutions are more in the "you know it when you see it" area. DailyWTF has a good library of those by now. :)
Mar
20
revised Checking if my app is using any undocumented parts of the API
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Mar
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Brittle unit tests due to need for excessive mocking
Feb
25
awarded  Constituent
Feb
18
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Feb
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awarded  Informed
Feb
8
comment Criticizing your former employer in an interview
I would turn that around into what you value. Instead of "this code is TERRIBLE. 664 lines! what idiot wrote that?" say something like "I focus on writing simple code and small functions that are easy to maintain and understand."
Dec
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Decrementing/Incrementing loop variable inside for loop. Is this code smell?