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Sep
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reviewed Reviewed How can one manage thousands of IF…THEN…ELSE rules?
Sep
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comment How to maintain same code fragments on multiple projects
This describes a working approach: extracting a library requests some work which may be or not possible under the time constraints of the OP so this approach has its merits.
Sep
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answered Make audible Ding! sound, or growl notification, when `rake test` finishes!
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revised Bug Tracking Etiquette - Necromancy or Duplicate?
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comment Understanding binary numbers in terms of real world objects
Morse code is a nice example of a specific notation (albeit not positional :-): you go with the flow of it rather than consciously thinking "ok, now the sequence for S was...?". For this reason it could happen that one is better able to "write it" than to "read it" or vice versa.
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revised Understanding binary numbers in terms of real world objects
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revised Understanding binary numbers in terms of real world objects
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answered Understanding binary numbers in terms of real world objects
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comment Why did an interviewer ask me a question about people eating curry?
A general comment: the point about the "estimate" should be interpreted as an order of magnitude (something which is typical of physicist's reasoning). So: how many piano tuners in Chicago should be answered like: they are O(100), O(1000), O(10000) or whatever. How many people will eat curry: are they in the hundred of thousands, in the millions, in the tens of millions? If you know that there are O(1bn) people in the South East and you just know that curry is a favoured spice in that part of the world you can "guess" the order of magnitude of people which will have it for dinner tonight
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comment Cannot understand a certain point in Agile Manifesto Principles
you're welcome :-)
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answered Cannot understand a certain point in Agile Manifesto Principles
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comment I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code — what now?
@SkippyFastol I understand your point, I really think that you should ask a question about it to provide answers on topic. I don't think that a fresh analysis of a chemical plant can be done surprisingly fast, but maybe it's simply because I'm getting older :-) I'm not saying that one must improve the things, but I recommend against rewriting from scratch, that's it :-) Have you read the link by Joel Spolsky reported by @Govert?
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comment I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code — what now?
@SkippyFastol sorry, maybe I wasn't clear. I have not seen OP's code, obviously. I have seen a lot of code running today (even in large experiments) written in languages (and with techniques) which neither I nor more expert programmers than me would willingly choose (I am explicitly referring to the scientific domain). But in all those cases, a complete rewrite was a temptation to be resisted. Try it and you will see :-) Really, programmers.stackexchange.com/a/155505/3011 says it much better than me.