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Dec
17
revised What are technologies like XML, JSON, and YAML classified under?
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Dec
17
revised Is early binding legally constrained, while late binding is not?
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Dec
15
answered Is early binding legally constrained, while late binding is not?
Dec
15
answered What are technologies like XML, JSON, and YAML classified under?
Dec
10
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
9
comment Why not use the word bug instead of exception?
@ScottWhitlock: and supposedly programmers would say "not my fault, must be a bug", which backfired as "bug" came to mean a software fault. Today, a hardware failure would not be called a bug, although a bug could result in hardware failure.
Dec
7
comment Code generation vs data driven
@RobertHarvey: I was thinking in terms of someone else picking it up. I haven't encountered a lot of people that do their own code generation, data driven seems a bit more common.
Dec
6
revised Code generation vs data driven
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Dec
6
revised Code generation vs data driven
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Dec
6
asked Code generation vs data driven
Dec
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
29
comment Should an event listener be called if attached after the event has already fired?
@Whymarrh: That will depend upon context, but these sound like events to me. I would tend to name state notification as questions...ready? started? running? but of course you may have to fit it into an existing naming convention.
Nov
29
answered Should an event listener be called if attached after the event has already fired?
Nov
27
answered Should I accept empty collections in my methods that iterate over them?
Nov
17
comment Force Derived Class to Implement Static Method C#
Why do you insist upon static? An instance method that doesn't use instance state, differs from a static method only in how it is called and it's parameters -- and of course the ABILITY to use state, but it looks like you are ruling that out by convention.
Nov
13
awarded  Custodian
Nov
8
comment The source is the documentation - part 1
For something like a file system, I would expect a reference implementation and/or a test suite, which would be the documentation.
Oct
25
answered Database Normalisation - stuck with “categories”
Oct
15
comment Adding quirks from an old system to a new system because that's what people are used to - a term for this?
The first response to that tweet has the term I am familiar with: "bug compatibility", although it's possible that he is describing a slightly less strigent requirement.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer