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Apr
7
answered Term for accidental features
Apr
5
comment How important is it to have a computer science degree?
@Mushy: I'm not. I'm just pointing out that the community has often done so.
Apr
2
awarded  Informed
Apr
1
comment Is the following diagrams correct for RAD and Agile methodologies?
Right. The standard waterfall doesn't allow back-sliding. Some version of it (and reality) usually require feedback.
Mar
31
answered Is the following diagrams correct for RAD and Agile methodologies?
Mar
31
comment Is the following diagrams correct for RAD and Agile methodologies?
@DonalFellows : I suppose I see "maintenance" as post-major-release sprints; not sure what else it would be in the agile mindset!
Mar
31
comment Is the following diagrams correct for RAD and Agile methodologies?
All that is happening is that every "Sprint #N" in Oleski's diagram includes (potentially) allthe steps in your waterfall diagram (that you've labelled "Agile"). Yes, agile has all the same pieces of waterfall --- every iteration or sprint. Just because you change from waterfall to agile doesn't change what you have to do to produce software, just the order and turnaround time between them.
Mar
29
comment implications of a large partial class
@svick: I disagree. I'd rather know that the compiler can cope with all such cases, rather than a made-up one. :-)
Mar
28
comment implications of a large partial class
Ah, but proof by example works sometimes... just not in the case @svick was using it for. :-)
Mar
28
comment implications of a large partial class
@svick: You seem to have a strange idea of "proof".
Mar
28
answered How to measure team productivity?
Mar
25
comment How do I create a web service with high amounts of traffic that works effectively with lots of different users?
Can you give an example of the sorts of things that you would hit the database for? If it's different for each user on each call, then that'll be a problem.
Mar
23
comment Unit Testing in a “no setter” world
And the OP already said it was a cut-down example, not the real production code. I just gave an example of how you could address the issue. We cannot know the OP's complete scenario. And, from my reading of their comments, the better approach is Lie Ryan's. My approach is valid, perhaps not for the OP's scenario (which was only elucidated in the comments).
Mar
22
comment Scrum: What to do with epics once the stories are clear?
Then there is no point in writing them, and you should start with more detailed, unconnected user stories.
Mar
22
comment Unit Testing in a “no setter” world
That's what I'm saying: I_have_ used it in production. It's useful in production. It's also useful in testing.
Mar
22
answered Scrum: What to do with epics once the stories are clear?
Mar
22
comment Unit Testing in a “no setter” world
Why is it bad in production? (Really, I'd like to know). Sometimes it's necessary to recreate the precise state of an object at creation... not just a single valid initial object.
Mar
20
revised What problems can be solved using Generics?
added 20 characters in body
Mar
20
revised Programming with Dyslexia
Fighting the grammar nazis. :-)
Mar
20
revised What problems can be solved using Generics?
addition based on question edit