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What do I look for in a post? Clarity and Contribution.

NO vote: If the post is clear, but makes no contribution OR if the post is unclear, but makes a contribution (though I will try to improve the clarity either by comments or direct edit).

UP vote: If the post is clear and makes a contribution.

DOWN vote: If the post is unclear and makes no contribution (though I will try to see if I've missed something by commenting).


May
25
answered What's an incorporated software developer?
May
15
comment Moving to Python (SciPy and NumPy) for Scientific Computing
@BЈовић: The price of Octave and SciLab? Free!
May
7
comment Decimal to 17-bit 2's Complement Signed Number
@Mark Deleted copy on DSP.SE. As World Engineer says, you're better off flagging for migration than multiple-posting.
May
1
comment Pairwise testing, not possible to say which combinations is faulty?
I've used this technique to find a particularly hard-to-resolve embedded device bug. We had several different possibilities, and enumerated a very similar set of possible scenarios. We ran 9 of the devices overnight with the suggested setup parameters, and BAM! we had isolated our problem very quickly.
Apr
29
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
25
comment Testing multi-threaded race conditions
My only question is: How big an anthill should I use? (+1 BTW).
Apr
24
comment Can I demand code quality on a project I've gotten
+1 for taking it back to the company. They (or the management) may be unaware of the poor quality. If they are unaware and do something about it, good! If they are aware or don't' do anything about it, fire them! (Don't use them again... and tell your friends :-).
Apr
23
comment Approach to simplifying an algorithm
@WorldEngineer Ha ha!
Apr
22
comment What is the best way to prove that in-code documentation is greater than extensive external documentation?
I generally agree, but Donald E. Knuth might not. :-)
Apr
20
comment What skills are essential for professional programming that are not commonly taught in schools?
@CharlesE.Grant: I've taught graduate-level courses in programming and related topics for several years. Even graduate students have a hard time understanding why they should use a revision control system of any sort. And when they grudgingly start to use it, they seem to get very confused by it very quickly. +1 to Mason for raising it as an important unlearned topic.
Apr
17
awarded  Excavator
Apr
17
revised What is the best retort to “premature optimization is the root of all evil”
Speeling errur korrecshun [sic]
Apr
15
comment Improve Bad testing
+1: United Technologies has what they call "Relentless Root Cause Analysis". It is very useful for getting to the bottom of things.
Apr
12
comment I can write code… but can't design well. Any suggestions?
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." --- Samuel Beckett.
Apr
11
comment Best Practices for Maintaining Uppercase vs Proper Case Data
@CapeCodGunny EXCEPT THAT I'M NOT HARD OF HEARING! (Well, I suppose I am really). :-)
Apr
11
revised Path of Replication
Added wikipedia link for paxos
Apr
10
answered Should a User class only contain attributes and no methods apart from getters/setters?
Apr
9
answered Abstracting out a module or using the Module Singleton directly?
Apr
8
comment Term for accidental features
@MadKeithV: :-)
Apr
7
revised Term for accidental features
Inlined link