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Sep
10
comment What is Object Oriented Programming ill-suited for?
filesystem.cp is an interesting example. Would shell.cp or OS.cp be better or is making the function belong to an object the problem? The function to perform the copy is in code that can be described by a name: device driver, filesystem, virtual filesystem, operating system, service, command line interface. Because the function can be described as residing in a named place I don't think that using an object to contain the function is wrong, but it might not be helpful.
Jul
31
comment When to switch to mobile programming?
'they'll all run the same opperating systems' Do you mean that the distinction will be invisible to the user, or that one company will have a monoply?
Jul
31
comment When to switch to mobile programming?
@quant-dev I made no claim. I attempt to make evaluations based on evidence. I don't know of another rational method.
Jul
30
comment When to switch to mobile programming?
Do you have any evidence to support your claims?
Jul
26
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Jul
25
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Jul
25
comment Would you purchase hardware with your own money to use at work to do your job better?
You only 'spend 40% of your waking time at work'? < humor > slacker < /humor>
Jul
25
comment Would you purchase hardware with your own money to use at work to do your job better?
'the full cost of any necessary hardware' @robert-hqarvey Do you have a good way to resolve disputes with your employer about what is necessary?
Jul
5
comment Clean readable code vs fast hard to read code. When to cross the line?
A good business perspective, sometimes programmers need to look beyond the merely technical.
Jun
28
comment Why do you need float/double?
Floating point math is faster than integer math? On what processor do floating point calculations take fewer cycles than integer calculations?
Jun
17
comment What makes the difference between “Hire” and an honest “almost” for final on-site interviews?
I have only interviewed at a dozen companies to date, and I have rarely encountered the type of interview you describe. Most of the interviews are done by engineers who spend little time preparing. In one instance the interviewer didn't even have a copy of my resume. Of course I had a spare to give him. Technical questions tends towards academic: find a cycle in a linked list. Or questions focus on a narrow piece of expertise the interviewer has: 68k traps.
Jun
14
comment Is it still relevant to learn C these days?
@Christian-Sciberras languages are tools. Like any tool they can be used well or poorly. Experts in a language will of course prefer the language and consider others irrelevant. C and C++ are relevent for the problems they solve well.
Jun
14
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May
20
comment How do I comply with the EU Cookie Directive?
Looks like the relevent part is on page 20 paragraph (66). It says 'Third parties may wish to store information on the equipment of a user, or gain access to information already stored'. If the user is going to your site and using your cookie, it seems like this doesn't apply.