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Jun
14
comment Is it advisable to disable the Microsoft enforced coding standards in VC# 2010?
It also gives your brain a quicker way to recognize what language you are in, and aids context switching between languages.
Jun
14
comment Warn about 3rd party methods that are forbidden
Can you inherit the classes in their library, and add an override to the methods you don't want them to call that is marked as obsolete?
Jun
14
comment Should I tell a departed coworker about their “sev 1” defect?
@Yamikuronue, haha, nice. I have to remember that phrase.
Jun
13
comment How do you put a database online?
Or they will tell you what hostname to use. Just as many hosts have their databases on a different server.
Jun
12
comment Should I tell a departed coworker about their “sev 1” defect?
I wish I could shut off the brain when leaving.
Jun
12
comment Should I tell a departed coworker about their “sev 1” defect?
I don't think the NDA issue would be much concern if the person you are talking to wrote the code in the first place...the only thing you are disclosing that he didn't know before is that he made a mistake. However, I'd only ever bother telling a friend, not some random colleague I barely knew, or more likely hated.
Jun
5
comment Is unit testing development or testing?
@Rubio, what extra work? Just print out the result. If they are named well, it tells them what you are testing. The shouldn't need the actual code or description of how the method works. If they do, they can look it up themselves.
Jun
5
answered Is unit testing development or testing?
Jun
1
comment Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
@Giorgio, or bill accordingly...
Jun
1
comment Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
@MartinBeckett, and the coefficient of gravity changes randomly from hour to hour...like when your system admin randomly decides to upgrade a server without telling anyone because "it will be transparent".
Jun
1
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Jun
1
comment Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
But sometimes you need to get your software out the door NOW. You need to beat a competitor to market. Or you have a legal requirement to provide some information. Or you just need to get cash-flow so you will still exist when the mess you made in your "get it done" approach is a problem...which is sometimes a good problem. Because if you didn't have it, you didn't release on time, and your company is dead before it starts.
Jun
1
comment Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
@Rig, that's why I said 'most' and 'usually'. Some software is much more critical.
Jun
1
answered Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
May
31
answered Scrum Board for a distributed team
May
24
comment Convert list of 24-hour-precipitation values into total-by-hour
+1 "What you need, then, is the precipitation value for any single hour that's longer ago than 24 hours." Or a value of 0" for a 24 hour period.
May
24
comment Convert list of 24-hour-precipitation values into total-by-hour
This is a good question though. It seems simple, comparing a value to it's predecessor would tell you what fell. However, you never really know. For example at x-1 you have .5" in the previous 24 hours. At x, you see .4" previous 24 hours. So could think that means at x-24 there was .1" of rain, and none at x. However, it really just means that at x .1" less rain fell than 24 hours prior. It could have rained .3" at hour x, but at x-24 it rained .4" ...damn. You just know that at any given hour in the previous 24, precip is no greater than .5"
May
24
comment Convert list of 24-hour-precipitation values into total-by-hour
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner, or math.stackexchange.com?
May
24
comment Should the most recent date be named 'start' or 'end'?
So, if I say, what did you do between today (May24,2012) and two weeks ago (May10,2012) you'll what...explode?
May
23
comment Working on someone else's code
This is why we have QA teams.