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I'm a software developer living in Switzerland. You can reach me at digulla at hepe dot com.

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Jul
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comment Non-OOP Design Patterns?
@Despertar: Please read the article from IBM's Developer Works that I link to in my post. It explains what I'm talking about in much more detail than I can in a comment.
Jul
8
comment Non-OOP Design Patterns?
The reason why patterns are considered a "workaround" is because decorating an object should be a feature of the language. Instead, we have to write many, many lines of code to implement this. As an example, the iterator pattern has become part of many modern language. For older OO languages, you need to jump through a couple of hoops to simulate them.
Jan
31
answered Library design: provide a common header file or multiple headers
Nov
28
comment What would truly happen if java.lang.String weren't final?
@TomHawtin-tackline: References?
Nov
19
comment Why are there so many programming languages? Why are new languages still being made?
It might be if we ever get an editor for programs that's not limited to plain text.
Nov
19
comment Why are there so many programming languages? Why are new languages still being made?
@AndreasScheinert: Okay, I mean "AI" as in "real AI" as we have today which are too dumb/primitive to really help. Also, you will need an efficient way to negotiate with your AI. And that would be a new PL.
Nov
15
comment Why are there so many programming languages? Why are new languages still being made?
@AndreasScheinert: AI is just one small part of the solution. We need languages which allow to express simple things like editing persistent data with only a few lines of code.
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Jul
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comment How many developers actually have private offices?
@JarrodRoberson: Unfortunately, humans are unable to assess their own mental states reliably. When you measure stress levels and efficiency, you find that background noise reduces efficiency by 30%. When I tackle a complicated problem, I really don't want to collaborate, I want to concentrate and I can't do that when the a****** on the next table discuss some b******.
Jul
9
comment How many developers actually have private offices?
@JarrodRoberson: Re Montessori: This great for developing social skill but it breaks down for tests since the constant background noise interferes with concentration - much the same as cubicle farms.
Jul
9
comment How many developers actually have private offices?
@Jarrod: Anything is toxic, even water (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication). But not drinking any will kill you much faster. Creating panic and/or turning off your brain doesn't make life safer or longer.
Jul
6
comment How many developers actually have private offices?
@dreza: No one ever died from drinking soft drinks, so that can't be true. They don't dehydrate you, they just make sure your thirst doesn't go away (so you will drink too much). But it's always better to drink them than not drinking anything at all. Water or fruit juices (especially when mixed with water) would be better but most people can't be bothered so soft drinks are the next best thing.
May
28
comment How to test a program in an efficient way?
If someone else modifies a piece of code, they need to write the necessary tests, too. Asking me to write tests for an unknown, future developer doesn't make much sense. Also there is no way to avoid every bug/mistake. Relax. As long as most of the code is healthy, you will always have the time to fix unexpected problems and learn from them.
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answered How to test a program in an efficient way?
May
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answered How to make sure the application source code has a proper documentation for new programmers?
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