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Jul
15
comment Does this kind of programming language exist?
Xtend has a similar approach in Java. though you can't really say it's interpreted. It's a source to source transformative process from Xtend to Java source, before you then compile to Java bytecode. It's definitely not the only language around doing this sort of thing.
Jul
15
comment How to convert an html page to pdf using javascript?
Anon downvoter, please in the future be so kind as to say why you think this doesn't exactly answer the OP's question.
Jul
9
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
8
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
1
comment Should images be stored in a git repository?
@DantheMan: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_file
Jun
11
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
9
awarded  Guru
May
26
awarded  Enlightened
May
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
30
comment Why do C arrays not keep track of their length?
Bad analogy time: Why don't standard pencils have a cap or an eraser?
Apr
22
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
31
comment How to document the high-level structure of a Java program?
You might want to add package-level javadoc as well.
Mar
26
revised Why isn't java used as a build language?
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Mar
26
answered Why isn't java used as a build language?
Mar
26
comment What to expect as a programmer in a bank?
I don't necessarily agree with the "dull time". I've interviewed for some horrific job offers and ran out the door as fast as I could (GBP 70K/annum? Interesting, ok. Wait what? I'll have to just write glue code in perl and then just automate spreadsheets? f*ck that!). But I also saw some of the most awesome stuff be done in banks. They've evolved with the times. I saw a few teams that were really on top of things and pursuing new techs like Clojure, F#, Scala and being really dynamic. Seemed tiresome, but not dull. And there's the Goldman Sachs Collections library as a nice example as well.
Mar
16
comment Why was Scala not implemented with C or C++
"Wouldn't Scala gain more benefit if it were implemented in C because it can be tuned better rather than relying on JVM?". can you substantiate the last part? If you can, maybe you have an answer ! :)
Mar
16
comment Testing non-central features
yeah but even after your update I don't see much added-value: everybody will always "recommend testing everything". You seem to simply say what the OP already knows: that given time constraints, you may not be able to test everything and need to prioritize. To me that just seems like a "show of hands" answer with you choosing one side, but without much argumentation (note that I haven't voted you up or down, I'm just curious how you'd develop your answer).
Mar
16
comment Testing non-central features
so... you're saying... maybe? (and not sure why the last part is focused on compilation)
Feb
28
comment How useful is command prompt?
@fluuufffy: Understandable, but while that might sound fair enough, it means you disregard this site's usage practices and favor wasting other people's time over yours. Research and try first, then come here and ask questions telling us what you want, what you tried and found. P.SE (and SE sites in general) favor an approach where people try to help themselves.