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Sep
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comment What is the most egregious waste of money you have seen, and what did you do about it?
@quickly_now - Which VCS was that? I've used a lot over the years & haven't found anything free or paid that I'd use in preference to Hg
Aug
31
comment How can my multinational transition from one development platform to another?
Write the PHP applications in a more layered "Service Oriented" way. Use an enterprise service bus to buffer the interface between PHP & Microsoft land. The key thing is do the COCOMO estimation, that should scare the living rewrites out of your manager.
Aug
31
answered How can my multinational transition from one development platform to another?
Aug
31
comment How can my multinational transition from one development platform to another?
I read the topic & had the same question. I doubt very much whether the project could ever be cost justifiable. Can you tell us the name of the company so we can short-sell it? ;)
Aug
31
comment Should Version Control Softwares be used from Command Line or GUI
+1 for the Arlo Guthrie quote :)
Aug
31
answered What do people in IT consulting firms do?
Aug
26
answered Learning Multi-Threading Fast - C#
Aug
19
comment Have any of you tried “Basic for Android”?
I thought the latest version of Rad Studio XE was promising Android support OK, you have to use PHP & it's not native but it might be a better option for a Delphi user as the IDE would be exactly what you're used to.
Aug
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answered Should I use try catch in my test methods?
Aug
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Aug
7
comment How Do You Pull Something from a Release?
+1 Git is a good choice as well
Aug
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comment How Do You Pull Something from a Release?
If you want to see trivial use Mercurial. Subversion is pretty famous for ugly merging as detailed by Joel Spolsky in his introduction to Mercurial. Theoretically SVN should be able to do this but when you have 3 developers working on 6 features that happen to hit the same bit of code in subtle ways you will not be calling it trivial, trust me. I've done that sort of merge in PVCS & it wasn't a pretty sight.
Aug
4
answered How Do You Pull Something from a Release?
Aug
2
comment What features contributed to the evolution of Pascal?
@Jørn - I don't get your point. Jason seemed to be saying that Delphi was the first implementation of Object Pascal and I was correcting that misconception from memory - I was a Turbo Pascal programmer in the late '80s. Then Carl goes & corrects my correction :)
Aug
2
comment What features contributed to the evolution of Pascal?
@Carl - I'd forgotten that the classic Macs were programmed in Pascal, and I didn't know that it was an OO version of Pascal co-created by Wirth.
Jul
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Jul
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answered Why did Git get so much hype? …while others don't?
Jul
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answered In what specific ways did Delphi influence the C# language
Jul
29
comment What features contributed to the evolution of Pascal?
Objects were introduced into Pascal with Turbo Pascal 5.5
Jul
28
comment Is experience in business analysis useful when moving into a programming career?
Yes... But where I am Business Analysts get a better rate than Programmers so why would you want to?