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Mar
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revised Are there any algorithms for splitting or combining words into their more common form?
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19
asked Are there any algorithms for splitting or combining words into their more common form?
Mar
19
accepted Fuzzy search for a sub-string without tokens
Mar
19
accepted I have 200k lines of poorly designed code, will units tests or integration tests be more valuable?
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comment When am I justified in using a License?
Licenses involve more than the authors rights. If you want others to be able to use your code, you need to include a license; otherwise any law-fearing person or entity will not use your code. For example, I found some useful source code on github but would not use it because there was no license giving me permission to use it. I contacted the author who had intended for others to use it and promptly added a MIT license at my request.
Jan
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asked When do rounding problems become a real problem? Is the least significant digit being one off really a big deal?
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awarded  Informed
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comment I have 200k lines of poorly designed code, will units tests or integration tests be more valuable?
Writing anew is temping, but it's a messy system used in production. I don't know all the little oddities of the system, but those would need to be rewritten as well (although hopefully in a cleaner way.) Bottom line, I don't fully understand the system, and I can't rewrite without first fully understanding the existing system.
Jul
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asked I have 200k lines of poorly designed code, will units tests or integration tests be more valuable?
Jul
20
comment Do you work contract projects in addition to your full-time job?
About #2. Some states (or countries) have laws stating basically: "If you do it on your own time, with your own equipment, and it's unrelated to your full-time work, then you own it." Regardless of what contracts might say, that law would take precedence. Still, "related" is an ambiguous term, and legal matter are always complex; ask a lawyer if your concerned.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment How do I know I'm not violating a software patent?
@James - True, if I was really worried I would do a quick check, and if I found a patent I would avoid violating it. If I found no patents in my quick check, then I could truthfully say "I checked, and found no patents" should I ever be sued. I would generally not worry about patents though, and I wouldn't check to see that every little part of my application is free of patents.
Jun
11
answered How do I know I'm not violating a software patent?
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comment What is the (craziest, stupidest, silliest) thing a client/boss asked you to do?
So that's what happened the the Spring framework?
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
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revised Using machine learning to aim mirrors in a solar array?
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revised Using machine learning to aim mirrors in a solar array?
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