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Once Upon a time a magical company called MagicDollars (for the sake of brevity for the rest of the answer we will refer to this company by its stock ticker M$) and this company made the most widely used, operating system, internet browser, office productivity suite, and various other products. M$ had this great idea to just integrate all of its software so that they would all work together seamlessly. This would be great for users of this software since this would make doing things like importing a webpage in a Ward processing (because in magicland we have wards instead of words) document, seemlessly and natively.

But this would evidently make the software too good. And we cant have people getting software that is too good. Because then if another company came along with their own version of good software people will be too dumb to install and use that if they have the already integrated versions that were included. So the Neanderthal Union decreed that M$ was using its magical abilities to make things too difficult for smaller developers to create super complex applications that they must give away for free. And said you will no longer make things work together seemlessly.

And instead of extending their middle wand to the NeU and saying fine we shall no longer make software that can be used in the NeU... M$ bowed before the luddites and said ok. So now you can not rename a file from inside of your office productivity suite in Magicland.


Sep
12
comment What is the purpose of a Code Review
@DocBrown - I do not read this as saying that if you find a bug or problem dont say anything, rather that the focus of the review should not be finding bugs.
Sep
10
comment What is your code review and approval process, and what are its advantages/disadvantages?
@Gnat that is what I did and have been giving bounties to the ones that I felt would be dups of what I wanted to ask. So I will move on to the next one. None of them have decent answers yet. By the way I did go to the question you linked which has been closed as a duplicate, of a question that was closed primarily opinion. None of them have authorative answers yet though. If this SE is going to be worth anything it should have a decent answer to that question
Sep
10
comment What is your code review and approval process, and what are its advantages/disadvantages?
@BЈовић - I know how I think they should work. What I am looking for is an authorative answer on the best practices involving them. Something I am take to my managers and say here this isnt just me.
Sep
10
comment What is your code review and approval process, and what are its advantages/disadvantages?
@Gnat - I am really looking for a question that says basically how should a code review work? That should be on topic but I figure that would be a dupe of this question right now.
Sep
8
comment What are the most efficient code review processes?
For the bounty I am looking for more than just opinions. I am hoping to see something that spells out best practices for code reviews.
Aug
18
comment API Class with intensive network requests
But if they are always refreshing the cache then its not gaining much if anything. It is actually increasing risk that what you believe is current data is actually stale data. I am not saying your way is wrong just that your comments make me think you believe it to be a one size fits all solution with no downsides. I have rarely seen caching used effectively and correctly. I have often seen it misused and being the source of hundreds of bugs that tend to be difficult to track down.
Aug
18
comment API Class with intensive network requests
@MarcoAcierno - So then you are not really gaining much by caching.
Aug
18
comment API Class with intensive network requests
@MarcoAcierno - Thats fine if that cached information will never go stale. But if you cache it and the information does go stale then you could be showing followers that are no longer followers, and allowing users that may not be allowed. I do not know your requirements but caching is best done with static data rather than data that can be changed and those changes would have an effect on the operation of the program.
Aug
18
comment API Class with intensive network requests
So this would be an API that is internal to the application that manages the calls to the service? Basically you are creating the data layer for this application or at least for this functionality?
Aug
18
comment API Class with intensive network requests
It is hard to answer this quesiton with out knowing "Why you need an intermediary between the Rest and the consumer" and "Is the consumer always going to need the followers, and how big is that data set going to be?". Generally the rest service is already an intermediary between the data and the consumer of that date. Why would you want another?
Aug
14
comment Point estimates scale skewed
I would also note that your 1 point story we would have scored 0. It has a trivial effort and adds no new functionality(unless you have to create a new tooltip functionality but then its probably more than 1).
Jun
26
comment Could taking design lightly be a pitfall of agile methodologies causing constant rework or is it a misunderstanding of the methodology?
For what it is worth I found that following agile actually lead to more efficient solutions because rather than rework dramatically you look for solutions to solve the problem given what you have. What seemed like the best solution from a distance turned out to not be the best solution when it is time to deliver.
Jun
26
comment Could taking design lightly be a pitfall of agile methodologies causing constant rework or is it a misunderstanding of the methodology?
Related(not dup) question: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/119006/…
Jun
17
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of splitting teams by architecture tier rather than by product?
This question is about a business process not programming
Jun
17
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of splitting teams by architecture tier rather than by product?
@BrandonV - That doesn't really happen. Because unless there is a barrier all of the teams talk to each other outside of their scrums, and work together to solve problems. If there is a barrier then you end up with dysfunctional teams full people who are too lazy to find a new job or too not good enough to get a better job, or so much of a jerk no one wants to hire them. You can end up that way with either organizational structure.
Jun
16
comment factors that are important for success when letting an agile framework emerge for the whole organisation?
I think this is a question that really can only be answered in a post mortem...
Jun
11
comment What methods exist for assessing an organisation's development capability?
@EricSmith - Because you do not have a process adopted to control your business requests.
Jun
11
comment What methods exist for assessing an organisation's development capability?
@EricSmith - It is just a methodology. The largest adopters are definately business and manufacturing but I believe that is more an artifact of where those types of industries would fall on the CMM chart. It is always easier to go from ordered to better ordered. It sounds like you are starting at the very start of Initial (level 1). It is tough to take chaos and make order, but if you want to get to level 5 or even 3 you have get get to level 2 first. Six Sigma has tools that can help with that.
Jun
9
comment What is the origin of the negative term “legacy code”
@stevebot - A legacy is anything you leave behind when you pass on. I would presume that the descriptor was just adopted from that they way it had been adopted to countless other fields.
May
23
comment Was classical BASIC ever used for commercial software development, and if so, how were limitations overcome?
In the 80's our local colleges computer mainframe got an upgrade from 10mb to 50 mb. Granted the 10mb was only half full but they wanted to have enough space for the forseeable future... Imagine that a hard drive with only 50 mb for about 50-100 users... being over kill.