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Sep
14
answered Other things to learn for becoming a Database Admin/Developer?
Sep
14
comment Interviews: How far to go on DVCS experience?
+1 James. Ask open questions that can't be shut down and don't hire poor communicators. If I had been in that interview I would have immediately followed up with "and how did you find it?" or "what did you like / dislike about it?". As an interviewer it is your job to ask the right questions...
Sep
8
answered Alternative for Access+SQL Server for enterprise projects
Sep
8
comment Alternative for Access+SQL Server for enterprise projects
I have to disagree - The first sentence is spot on & the second I have major issues with. End users should not be writing mission critical applications and Access makes it so easy they end up doing so. I have personally had to handle the fallout of poorly written, unsupported Access applications providing business critical functionality. If I had my way Access would be uninstalled from end users' computers. Excel is a whole different series of issues because every cell can contain a mini-program and the end users often haven't got a clue of how to test and validate the data...
Sep
7
comment Should I use try catch in my test methods?
@Jwenting Read the second paragraph - Unit testing frameworks catch the exceptions and allow tests to pass if certain exceptions are raised and fail if they are not
Sep
7
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Sep
7
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Sep
6
answered Should I judge an IT company by the look of the interior office space?
Sep
6
comment Opposite term of indent
+1 - That's a better approach than two function calls to increment & decrement the indent level.
Sep
6
comment Automatic programming: write code that writes code
@Jose That's the idea. Use scripting languages to automate repetitive stuff. It can be for a one-off where you get an 8x productivity boost or as in your case something time consuming that you will do again & again.
Sep
6
answered Automatic programming: write code that writes code
Sep
6
answered When should development branches be created?
Sep
2
answered Easy to customize .NET CMS with ecommerce facility
Sep
1
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
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.