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Dec
5
comment Is there any logical reason to auto-generate code documentation?
@Telastyn, any documentation that can be generated from the method name is wasted documentation. I don't look at XML comments in order to get the method name parroted back at me.
Nov
20
revised Why the question “give five things you hate about C#” is so difficult to answer during an interview?
Cut some extraneous wording.
Nov
20
comment Is Agile the new micromanagement?
+1 for the Scrum rant. I think of Scrum as the "Agile" methodology for people who like waterfall so much they want to do it every two weeks.
Nov
20
comment Speech Recognition in the .NET framework is not efficient
B, C, D, E, G, P, T, V, Z...a lot of single letters sound very similar in English (pace UK readers who say "zed"). You'll have much better luck with words than with single letters.
Nov
7
comment Web Forms and MVC in the same web project
@gnat, that is true.
Nov
7
comment Web Forms and MVC in the same web project
@gnat, I'd think somebody who wrote that answer would be able to avoid flagging irrelevant questions as duplicates. I stand corrected.
Nov
7
comment Web Forms and MVC in the same web project
@gnat, this isn't remotely a duplicate of that other question. The other question doesn't mention MVC, for one thing. It seems as if you're telling him to edit his question to clarify because you've chosen not to read carefully.
Sep
29
awarded  Yearling
Sep
15
comment Is there any logical reason to auto-generate code documentation?
Well, I'm glad they fixed that. Still, as others have pointed out, we don't need to know what Equals means in general; we need to know what it means for a Customer or a BillController or a TableCollection. That's what the documentation should tell us, and that's what GhostDoc can't do.
Sep
15
comment Is there any logical reason to auto-generate code documentation?
Try running GhostDoc on an Equals method. Maybe it's been improved since then, but a few years ago it used to render "Equalses the obj".
Sep
12
comment Is using Git Stash as a workflow an antipattern?
I read the article. "At Keen we try to push our code after nearly each commit." That sounds crazy to me. Either they're making excessively big commits, or they're pushing out code that isn't ready yet. If you make all your commits public immediately, then yeah, rebasing will cause problems. It's the "Doctor, doctor, it hurts when I do this" principle.
Aug
29
comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
This question shouldn't be closed. It should be moved to workplace.stackexchange.com.
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
12
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
awarded  Good Answer
May
22
comment Why does VBA / VBScript require “Set” prefix
This does answer the original question. The only reason for Set is to avoid ambiguity. Without Set, you wouldn't know whether you're assigning an object reference or the object's default property. In VB .NET this is avoided because there are no default properties (except for indexed properties and/or iterators, but those avoid the ambiguity due to their different syntax).
May
12
comment Identify this programming style
I believe this style is known as Too Much Time On One's Hands.
Mar
18
comment From a TDD perspective, am I a bad person if I test against a live endpoint instead of a mock?
You're not a bad person. You're a good person doing a bad thing.
Mar
7
comment What makes the difference between “Hire” and an honest “almost” for final on-site interviews?
Very few companies these days will give feedback about why you were rejected. They're all paranoid about getting sued.
Mar
7
comment What makes the difference between “Hire” and an honest “almost” for final on-site interviews?
@kevincline, his "gotten" as written initially was correct, because the "have" can cover both clauses: "So, I have recently had on-site interviews...and gotten polite rejection letters..."