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Sep
23
revised How granular should TDD tests be?
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Sep
23
answered How granular should TDD tests be?
Sep
23
comment Is TOS Necessary?
So, you say, if i do not explicitly say in my TOS that I personally forbid you to do whats already illegal, i would be liable? I know that lawyers have sometimes some strange ideas, but that seems a little far fetched. i mean, could you sue the subway company that owns the subway where a terrorist blows himself up, because it forgets to mention that "you are not allowed to use any of the company's property to illegal acts, especially, but not limited to, terrorism"?
Sep
23
answered Should I sign an NDA and IP contract without an expiry date?
Sep
22
revised Why aren't there automated translators from one programming language to another?
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Sep
22
answered Why aren't there automated translators from one programming language to another?
Sep
22
answered How baby are your baby-steps in TDD?
Sep
22
comment What is the Best Collation for Use in MySQL Tables?
Maybe i am unaware of some aspects of collation, but why would i care about the order of non-standard (english) characters if i assume there's no need for them?
Sep
22
comment How to Avoid Fragile Unit Tests?
I'd like to know where the downvoter disagrees.
Sep
21
answered How to Avoid Fragile Unit Tests?
Sep
16
comment What makes a piece of software an Engine?
downvoters: please elaborate. That an engine (e.g, the Quake Engine) is a subsystem, a module, or a library is not obviously false.
Sep
16
comment Tips for planning a rewrite of a large PHP project?
@Jon: Yes, also, my example assumed a typical page, no framework. But i think, mutatis mutandis, my answer is not invalidated by that. A point i did not mention: refactoring is fun. It's very rewarding to see total crap becoming something beautiful :)
Sep
15
revised Tips for planning a rewrite of a large PHP project?
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Sep
15
answered Tips for planning a rewrite of a large PHP project?
Sep
15
comment What would be the best real example to explain the usefulness of Inheritance ?
A. Love: usually, i wouldnt be that pedantic, but the Question was of a real world application of the concepts, so that they can be teached. And when teaching, one should be exact, imho.
Sep
15
answered Do you have to be good at math to be a good programmer?
Sep
15
comment What would be the best real example to explain the usefulness of Inheritance ?
i think you stretching the definition a little. class Programm { public static void main(String[] args) { system.out.println('hello world'); }} is a minimal Java program. When i call it, there is no instance of Program. Program does not Inherit from anything. When i start 3 Processes (like you do with crhome), there may be 3 Programms, but in their individual areas of memory, there's still only one Program. Imho, singleton implies 'Only one Instance per Process', not per Machine. If so, it would be impossible to make singletons, nothing stops you from running any code twice.
Sep
15
comment What would be the best real example to explain the usefulness of Inheritance ?
i used Java, around version 1.4.2. Back then, there was only static void main, so i guess it changed a little. What would be a typical reason to have more than one instance of the Programm class?
Sep
14
answered What would be the best real example to explain the usefulness of Inheritance ?
Sep
14
comment What would be the best real example to explain the usefulness of Inheritance ?
So, you program a program that has many programs in it? :) In my experience, Programm Objects are almost always singletons that have no inheritance, so imho they are not the best example.