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Apr
10
comment Which automated analysis tools can find the heartbleed bug?
did you see the source with the bug?
Apr
10
comment Search for the (slowly moving) number with penalty for too high test value
guess at 1/300 in the possible range
Apr
10
comment When to use a Singleton and when to use a static class
in most cases it should be neither
Apr
10
comment Change code during runtime
java is almost geared to hot-code swap, the JVM has hooks for it (though with some limitations), I doubt that the .NET architecture can do as well
Apr
9
comment Finding in std::list
you can specify a lamdba when needed
Apr
9
comment Dropping database in Grails is too easy. How to prevent accidental drops?
don't log into the DB with a user with the ability to drop tables
Apr
8
comment Tracking translations in localized software
teach him ctrl+f and let all untranslated strings be "TRANSLATEME"
Apr
8
comment Adding Very Large Array's in C. Is there a better way to do this?
however optimizing/improving working code is better on codereview.SE
Apr
8
answered Client/server model where the server rejects connections from *newer* clients
Apr
7
comment Is a popular site like www.google.com served up by one computer?
load balancing, dns based is the easy one
Apr
7
reviewed Leave Open Case insensitive keywords in a language
Apr
7
comment What is meant by change the main routine? The C Programming Language
K&R isn't a great book to actually learn C from, largely because of its age
Apr
6
comment Inheritance vs 'specification' by fields
looks like you are arguing duck-typing vs. inheritance...
Apr
5
comment How much time do software developers have to spend outside of work learning new material?
have to? none. want to? as much as they have time for...
Apr
5
comment Why is Java 7's new file API usage still so scarce?
@fge educate you friends on the new API then it will spread from there, but every one has to do his part...
Apr
5
comment Why is Java 7's new file API usage still so scarce?
most people are used to the version 6 and down API, legacy is hard to overcome
Apr
5
comment Order of parameters in localization code
then change the localization engine...
Apr
5
comment Is there a way to initialize a container with one line?
one-liners are not always better, often they are worse in terms of readability
Apr
4
comment Is it really possible to have libraries not depend on other libraries?
it's not unsurprising that higher level libraries would depend on lower level libraries
Apr
4
answered Does design by contract imply correct output?