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Aug
28
comment Why doesn't my IDE do background compiling/building?
@konrad, Doesn't VB.NET also offer background compilation?
Aug
27
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Aug
27
comment Understanding Application binary interface (ABI)
Also see stackoverflow.com/questions/2171177/…
Aug
27
awarded  Organizer
Aug
27
revised What's the difference between an API and an SDK?
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Aug
27
comment Library vs. framework vs API?
@ScantRoger, Does the Java Collections Framework use IoC? Doesn't seem so.......
Aug
27
comment What's the difference between an API and an SDK?
Isn't "examples" part of API?
Aug
27
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Aug
27
comment What's the difference between an API and an SDK?
+10 for "you might use an API without having the underlying components". Btw, second link is down.......
Aug
27
comment Is the Mercury Programming Language used in the field?
Link is down............
Aug
27
comment Can increased usage of higher and higher programming languages lead to a deficit of programmers with computer architecture knowledge?
@Ryan, It will actually lead to a problem where in the future the world is flooded with apps full of subtle bugs due to layers upon layers of leaky abstractions. It's amazing enough now that companies like Google with infinite resources can still have bugs in their core apps.
Aug
27
comment Can increased usage of higher and higher programming languages lead to a deficit of programmers with computer architecture knowledge?
@Preets, And that is why many abstractions have failed miserably. To even have room for a go-to guy to exist is proof that an abstraction has already failed.
Aug
26
comment Industry has no place for passionate programmers?
There's a real life version of the story at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dantzig#Mathematical_statistics
Aug
26
comment CS subjects that an undergraduate must know
@quickly_now, Are your tutorials/notes on writing compilers share-able?
Aug
26
comment Why the current enthusiasm for Functional Programming?
The question is asking about advantages of FP-like languages. What you described can be done using traditional languages as well.
Aug
26
comment Why the current enthusiasm for Functional Programming?
-1, Traditional programming languages can do what you did in the example as well. It's a paradigm thing.
Aug
26
comment What is Java used for these days?
@Guillaume, +1 for Java is simply riding on JVM's coattails.
Aug
26
comment What is Java used for these days?
@Craige, Doesn't Android also use Java?
Aug
26
comment What is Java used for these days?
@user1249, Except it doesn't. Basically write once test everywhere.
Aug
26
comment Is it better to use assert or IllegalArgumentException for required method parameters?
@Jalayn, -1. The compiler does not remove assertion code. Even though they will not be run unless you do cmd java -ea.