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Apr
19
comment How to manage a Closed Source High-Risk Project?
If it involves military or related institutions they only allow you to know about one portion of the program, rather than the entire program. Doesn't seem like this is the case for you.
Feb
24
comment What web frameworks are capable of loading other web apps at runtime?
I'm an ASP.NET developer. However, I'm pretty sure it is impossible for one web application to load another application at runtime (using asp.net).
Feb
14
comment Documenting and enforcing programming standards and guidelines for shared library
@RichardOD - Enforcing standards, yes, learning the standards, no. I can just envision a new developer wading through compilation errors, and then doing the old build, error, build, error cycle until all the errors are gone. Probably not the best way for a new developer to learn.
Feb
14
comment Documenting and enforcing programming standards and guidelines for shared library
@dreza - self-documenting code only goes so far. You need well-written documentation if you expect your fellow developers to adhere to standards.
Feb
14
comment Documenting and enforcing programming standards and guidelines for shared library
Does your company staff a technical writer?
Feb
13
comment How can I explain the difference between NULL and zero?
From a users point of view 0 and NULL in the case of old value would not equate a difference (e.g. if I have to show a value in a textbox). In percent change, having no value could mean the same as null or zero, right?
Feb
13
comment How can I explain the difference between NULL and zero?
I don't think my boss would understand what you just said :)
Feb
13
comment How can I explain the difference between NULL and zero?
@KarlBielefeldt - haha, thanks.
Feb
13
comment How can I explain the difference between NULL and zero?
@S.Lott - OK, I added the language.
Nov
1
comment How to maintain a demo version of an application?
I really like your answer. For a simple hiding and showing of a link I can get away with a separate branch--like you said.
Jun
17
comment How does one manage an intern effectively?
+1 from a large company perspective. Although, I don't believe in the paired programming strategy.
Jun
17
comment How does one manage an intern effectively?
+1 for your idea on source control.
Jun
15
comment What are the rules for coupling a ViewModel and a View in the MVVM pattern?
@Rachel - fair enough.
Jun
15
comment What are the rules for coupling a ViewModel and a View in the MVVM pattern?
@Rachel - It is obvious you have way more experience in WPF than Silverlight. It is also apparent that you make up things as you go, such as "view-specific language" (please don't take offense). Look Silverlight is a subset of WPF and hence your value converters will not port so well, unless they are very basic. A property on the otherhand requires no porting, no extra class, no extra confusion, and no extra-maintenance.
Jun
15
comment What are the rules for coupling a ViewModel and a View in the MVVM pattern?
@Rachel - and a property in the viewmodel doesn't keep the view and view model separate? Please explain how that works. BTW - have you ever tried to port a WPF converter to a silverlight one? Good luck.
Jun
15
comment What are the rules for coupling a ViewModel and a View in the MVVM pattern?
@CodeNaked - I think you may have misunderstood my last comment. In any case, for the details he provided in his question a value converter is way overkill. If he follows your approach he is going to have a potential maintenance nightmare of value converters to have to deal with.
Jun
15
comment What are the rules for coupling a ViewModel and a View in the MVVM pattern?
@CodeNaked - I guess it depends on what he needs. The "cleanest" way is to use a simple property that matches the type of property he wants to bind too. Sure if he needs to take in a set of unique values and convert them to a valid Visibility value then a converter would be cleaner.
Jun
15
comment What are the rules for coupling a ViewModel and a View in the MVVM pattern?
Why does he need a converter? That's just creating more work for no benefit.