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Sep
11
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
5
comment What's wrong with comments that explain complex code?
Assembly fight!
Sep
5
comment What's wrong with comments that explain complex code?
Okay, but how often is that comment: //This code seriously needs a refactor
Aug
28
comment Changing CSS classes when different strings are displayed in a text element with jQuery
But why might this be a bad idea should be your next considerably more explicit question.
Aug
20
comment Is this JS code a good way for defining class with private methods?
The advantage of using a labeled function constructor is that you can get the label via constructor.name. A little bit like a type but JS OOP is very different under the hood in terms of inheritance and the nature of how the public/private stuff works.
Aug
20
comment What is So Unique About Node.js?
I'm not sure I'd recommend building a Node team entirely with jr. JS devs. Architecture isn't really something we have to think about in more jr-grade web/UI projects and JS takes as long to get really good at in terms of building for the long haul as any other language does even if you can get results relatively fast at a lower level of experience on less complex projects than is typical.
Aug
20
comment What are Some Real World Usage Scenarios for node.js
It's a general use language platform. It would have been better to have asked what can't you use it for.
Jul
23
comment What programming/software sub-cultures exist? What defines them? Which do you belong to?
@JerryCoffin Well sir, there's people who want to use that word "orthogonal" and those that don't just because it's been popular on stack in recent decades...
Jul
23
comment Working on someone else's code
I'd say multiple times a year I misjudge. Just did it today and realized every last of 5 items I thought were problematic were there for a reason. He/they could have left them more clearly marked but I could have wasted less time assuming he/they didn't go there for good reason.
Jul
23
comment Painfully Stupid Method Names in Legacy Code: Fix or Leave as Warning?
Sorry for the delay. I just assumed they were going to lock in it in five seconds at the time I imagine and you actually stayed on the question.
Jul
23
accepted Painfully Stupid Method Names in Legacy Code: Fix or Leave as Warning?
Jul
23
comment Painfully Stupid Method Names in Legacy Code: Fix or Leave as Warning?
@9000 Sorry I missed that comment but no, the original authors were long gone and we had no reviews implemented at that company (heh heh @ past tense).
Jul
23
comment Does dealing with legacy code help one evolve as a programmer?
There can be good Java but it's harder to find for a jr. dev than devs of most other initial language backgrounds I would imagine based on experience which is primarily as a front end web developer gone generalist who's been exposed to a very wide variety of back ends. The problem I think, is that Java the language is perfectly serviceable but Java the culture is about playing absolutely everything as safe and blame-free as possible.
Jun
10
answered After HTML and CSS
Jun
10
comment What is decoupling and what development areas can it apply to?
@jt0dd I'd have to agree. Just because you can explain something with a book, doesn't mean there isn't value in a more succinct answer. With programming literature, people often swamp you with details before giving a decent higher level overview. "What is OOP?" would be way too broad. But this is a reasonably specific topic IMO.
Jun
10
comment How do I prove or disprove “god” objects are wrong?
@honestduane Yeah, that set of expectations alone speaks volumes. Good for you on the GTFO.
Jun
7
awarded  Yearling
Jun
5
comment More Powerful language for client-side web apps: JavaScript or C#?
Never tried it but I suspect "browser plug-in" and "UX quality" may have been too well established as an oxymoron before silverlight even hit the drawing board to be a success.
Jun
5
answered Pure Front end JavaScript with Web API versus MVC views with ajax
Jun
4
answered How do I prove or disprove “god” objects are wrong?