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Dec
13
comment Iterative process modelling on a kanban board
@AlexanderTorstling: Not a bad idea...
Dec
13
comment Iterative process modelling on a kanban board
What happens when a story send to the customer comes back and needs more work? Does it stay in the "Customer Feedback | Doing"? Does it move back into "Refine"? Am I just making my life difficult by asking those inane questions?... ^_~
Mar
15
comment Working on someone else's code
@PremiumTier: Could you merge your comment to the answer?
Feb
25
comment mind map for programmers
Yes, it does. However, like yourself, I was unable to find it there. So, it's likely to be there, somewhere.
Feb
1
comment What is the best way to plot 3D/2D plots with real time data?
I am not a programmer: you should become one before embarking on such a project. pygame may help you.
Dec
12
comment Link between tests and user stories
XUnit pattern was only the definition of the tests terminology rather than templates. Does that makes sense?
Nov
28
comment scons and python unit tests best practices
Actually, this code assumes that the terminal is 80 characters long. How to make it find the actual width is left as an exercise for the reader.
Oct
1
comment Good Practices for development team in large projects
An elevator might work differently if you are ferrying war planes (aircraft carrier), hazardous materials (nuclear power plant), wounded people (hospital), or commuters (office block). Although your basics are good basics -- plus it's a simulator: a perfectly spherical homogeneous elevator moving in a vacuum. ^_~
Aug
14
comment QoS implementation algorithm
It maybe worth doing a tests on your data. If you are assuming a Normal distribution of traffic, you will underestimate the size of your buffers. Hurst work was on a dam over the rive Nile so just "one" source ^_~ yet the flooding data was long range dependent. Then again, you maybe right and it does not matter.
Aug
13
comment version control security
When you have a hammer, all problems are nail shaped. What happens to your repository when the database gets corrupted?
Aug
13
comment What tricks/tips do you use for innovation?
Learn TRIZ. While this is focused on engineering, a lot of principles can be applied to software engineering as well.
Jul
5
comment Graphics Library
Define "high end". What do you want to do with the library? Create a game? Create a game engine? Create graphics? ...
Jun
28
comment What is the best way to approach visualization projects?
Welcome to the site. Here's a +1 to get you going since you asked a really good question.
Jun
8
comment What is the best C++ source code to read for a beginner?
@JanHudec: What you describe is what I call toy programmes: a piece of code that solves a single problem. So, for example a Runge-Kutta algorithm would be a "toy programme" whereas a full N-body simulation would not be.
May
23
comment Working on someone else's code
@Alfe: As I said, I assumed that there already exist a suit of functional test cases. That said, the line between a unit and a functional test is not well defined. For example, given that config file parsing is simple and done in one function, would read a configuration file be a unit test or a functional test?
May
23
comment Dependency injection: How to sell it
Sound like you need to move to a different company...
May
23
comment Working on someone else's code
@Svish: Good point. I never implied it would be easy, just that it is worth doing even if some refactoring is needed to make the code more suitable for unit testing.
May
23
comment Working on someone else's code
+1 for talking to management and getting them on board.
May
23
comment Working on someone else's code
Good point indeed but I kinda assumed that anyone now a days do use (read: should use) version control...
Mar
30
comment If I were to start doing a GUI how do I decide on what platform to use?
@Murph: thank you for the clarification.