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Self-employed web developer.


Dec
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revised What data structure could a word processor use to map the user's caret position/text selection to its internal representation of the document?
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Dec
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comment What data structure could a word processor use to map the user's caret position/text selection to its internal representation of the document?
Gotcha. Do you have any examples of data structures that might be used for this mapping?
Dec
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comment What data structure could a word processor use to map the user's caret position/text selection to its internal representation of the document?
Sure: my question though is about how to keep track of the link between the tree representation and the text displayed to the user.
Dec
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revised What data structure could a word processor use to map the user's caret position/text selection to its internal representation of the document?
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asked What data structure could a word processor use to map the user's caret position/text selection to its internal representation of the document?
Dec
20
comment What to do when a sprint is finished early?
Same thing you do when your code's compiling: xkcd.com/303
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comment How to program for constraints/rules
@Gaurav: modelling cards as objects sounds like a fine way to treat the cards themselves, but you’re quite right that that doesn’t complete the job of modelling a card game. A card game is a separate thing from the cards used to play it (hence playing cards are used to play lots of different games).
Mar
11
comment I'm a Subversion geek, why should I consider or not consider Mercurial or Git or any other DVCS?
@MartinGeisler: ah, cool, I’ll take a look at that. I’ve never actually used Git, but there are definitely times with Mercurial when I’ve made accidental or disorganised commits and would like to clean them up a bit.
Mar
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comment I'm a Subversion geek, why should I consider or not consider Mercurial or Git or any other DVCS?
@Benjol: sure, that was my understanding too.
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Feb
15
comment Is there a book I can read to get up to speed with Agile development?
@ThomasOwens: aha, it is not really, good spot.
Feb
15
comment Is there a book I can read to get up to speed with Agile development?
“It is unfortunately very typical that managers brag about their SDLC being agile this and agile that, while in fact it is... cowboy coding on the loose.” — Totally. I swear some project managers saw the bit about “we welcome late changes in requirements” and thought “Great! We don’t have to design anything! Just give the developers a one-sentence description and a timebox of half an hour to develop it!”
Feb
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Feb
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comment Why can't we capture the design of software more effectively?
I’ve no idea on the whys of this issue, but it’s the subject of Fred Brooks’ ‘The Design of Design’‌​. (Apologies if you’re already familiar.) He discusses examples from programming and architecture. He particularly notes that capturing rationales (for both the design, and rejected alternate designs) is really useful, and not well-served by current tools.
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revised What percentage of bugs should be stamped out before a project can be accepted as a stable release?
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