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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?
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Mar
20
revised Programming with Dyslexia
Fighting the grammar nazis. :-)
Mar
20
revised What problems can be solved using Generics?
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Mar
20
answered What problems can be solved using Generics?
Mar
19
comment Machine Learning Algorithm for Heating/Lighting Optimization
@andyopayne: Robert gives some excellent advice.
Mar
19
comment Machine Learning Algorithm for Heating/Lighting Optimization
Most examples I've seen don't need to delve into any of the algorithms. Have a look at fuzzy controllers. They don't tend to need much "learning" (unless you count calibration as learning), but they do give a way of relating qualitative statements about comfort to what you should do with the heating / cooling system.
Mar
19
comment How valuable for my career is working on an extremely primitive platform?
Is there a pin-compatible chip that has more RAM / ROM ? Check out its cost. If you can cram more functionality into a chip with more memory by using a better development methodology that might spark your bosses' interest.
Mar
19
comment Machine Learning Algorithm for Heating/Lighting Optimization
Why do you think you need machine learning to solve this problem? It's not clear what your problem is that you are trying to learn about. What sort of HVAC equipment are you using to control the temperature / humidity / air flow ?
Mar
18
comment Unit Testing in a “no setter” world
@pdr: Either that, or your design is too brittle! :-)