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Hello world,

My name is not Monster Truck II and I was not born in 1920. But here is something about me that I feel comfortable sharing. I studied physics and computer science at college and enjoy reading (history, politics, and economics) and listening to music.

Here is my bookshelf:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/20250758-monster?order=a&shelf=non-fiction&sort=position


Mar
15
comment When and why would we use immutable pointers?
it's the photon of the software world --how very true.
Mar
10
comment How can I prove Google Chrome Web Store that I'm a developer and not a spammer in order to be able to publish my extenssions?
What does Google say to this? If their terms say "We charge this fee in order to verify developer accounts" then surely they must have classified this revenue as not for profit income.
Feb
27
comment C# Classes instance members vs. enum
@TimothyP Correct --but that involves casting etc. which defeats the purpose of OOO. Note that I can achieve GetHue() without extension methods too --e.g., by writing helper classes. But then my helper class/extension method becomes hardwired to the enum.
Feb
2
comment Which Continuous Integration framework do you use and why?
@mliebelt --CI expands to more than just compile checks. You can run unit/integration tests (even with other dependent projects).
Dec
9
comment Design backward and forward button operations of a browser
@Falcon I know stack based solution is universal but I don't find a problem with mouviciel's impl too. Can you shed some more light on "much better suited"?
Dec
8
comment Design backward and forward button operations of a browser
Interview? Assignment?
Dec
4
comment NoSQL as file meta database
Is a real file system out of the question? You can index it anywhere --just make sure the thing remains in sync with the index.
Nov
28
comment Does async/await makes simple thing unnecessary complicated?
From Microsoft's perspective, it is their product that would be eventually blamed --the developer will probably be too but they clearly have more at stake.
Nov
28
comment Am I considered “technical”?
I would say, yes.
Nov
26
comment Ternary operator considered harmful?
I am surprised why such questions keep coming up. The answer is always "whatever works and is readable." --the last one being equally important.
Nov
24
comment My father is a doctor. He is insisting on writing a database to store non-critical patient information, with no programming background
By the way, I am reasonably certain that in most countries storing patient information (critical/non-critical) is subject to heavy regulation. Make sure he understands the legal risk.
Nov
24
comment Is Resharper still a significant improvement for Visual Studio 2012
Version 5 was a significant improvement over version 4.x. The memory usage came down significantly.
Nov
19
comment need explanation on amortization in algorithm
Also it matters what the clear function does. If one dumbly codes clear() to set all references to null then one will have to iterate once even when the array is all null. Once again, need to see code to give more concrete explanation.
Nov
19
comment need explanation on amortization in algorithm
Hey. I understand what you are saying but you don't write O(9). You write just 9. P.S.:- I did not down vote.
Nov
19
comment need explanation on amortization in algorithm
Can you post the code snippet or pseudo code so that we can see the full function? It is not clear what the author is writing about. Also, that is not how one interprets big O --O(5) does not mean cost to execute for 5 elements. Please read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_O_notation for more details on what this function means as the comment box is too small. I will need
Nov
16
comment When would someone use MongoDB (or similar) over traditional RDMS?
It has to be remembered that sharding is heavily dependent on the architecture of your data centre. If you have a server rack its performance is awesome. On distributed DCs, not so much. Agreed on what you say about the general ease of partioning on NoSql DBs --but reliability is a key concern.
Nov
16
comment When would someone use MongoDB (or similar) over traditional RDMS?
If you write a lot of data won't global write locks negatively affect you?
Nov
3
comment Is experience very important when hiring/being hired in your country?
Chapter 2, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell.
Oct
27
comment Can a recursive function have iterations/loops?
You can use anything that works Omega. Very rarely do software specifications specify what style of programming to use --unless you are in school and your assignment says so.
Oct
24
comment Protobuf design patterns
I agree it is fast and we use it elsewhere for small objects. But for the specific case of my project where we will end up reading/sending millions of results per day protobuf's savings add up significantly.