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location Karachi, Pakistan
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I am into research & development on smartphones. Dedicated to develop applications on Android,Blackberry, iPhone and Windows Mobile.

Email:maqsood_rahman@hotmail.com

Twitter:http://twitter.com/maxood


Feb
6
comment Real world implementation of functional programming?
May i sak you what really intrigued you to learn Clojure or Lisp apart from the reason that they follow Functional Programming paradigm?
Dec
30
comment Can you learn OO programming without procedural?
The experience you had is exactly what I have highlighted in my answer. There is no harm in starting OOP right from the beginning but if you lack procedural programming skills then OOP would not benefit the way it should.
Dec
30
comment Android development using C and C++
Agreed. Just edited my answer. Thanks
Dec
29
comment How to climb up the hierarchy from a programmer (codesmith) to a full-fledged Software Engineer?
I'm glad to read your answer here. You last 3 lines are what I have also observed in my part of the world as well i.e. in Pakistan. The terms Software Engineer and programmer are often used synonymously particularly when it comes to small or medium sized enterprise projects. Essentially, speaking an "engineer" is someone who seeks a logical and sustainable solution to a problem within predefined budget constraints. Correct me if I am wrong. So the bottom line here is that a Software Engineer to a Programmer is like what a Civil Engineer is to a Mason. Thank you
Dec
29
comment How to climb up the hierarchy from a programmer (codesmith) to a full-fledged Software Engineer?
@Yannis Rizos Besides UML and SAD, a Software Engineer should be good in management and communication skills. He must know about proper resource allocation, costs and the consequences of developing and implementing a software solution. This is in precise what I exactly meant by a Software Engineer.
Dec
29
comment How to climb up the hierarchy from a programmer (codesmith) to a full-fledged Software Engineer?
Wonder the certifications offered by SEI (Software Engineering Institute) helps as alternate to a degree when you talk about education? FYI: sei.cmu.edu/certification
Dec
29
comment How to climb up the hierarchy from a programmer (codesmith) to a full-fledged Software Engineer?
@RobZ@YannisRizos Strictly speaking there is a difference between a Software Engineer and a Project Lead. An experienced programmer may be designated as a Project Lead for a certain software project while for Software Engineer, you have to have a certain set of knowledge and skills.
Dec
26
comment How good are (or have to be) programmers after study / education?
@Baboon And those diagrams in VS2010 can be understood by anyone irrespective that person knows UML or not? My emphasis upon learning UML for programming, not necessarily to become an expert in it. And if you talk about System Analysis & Design then UML is the best tool a software engineer can use to communicate with his team about the design requirements of a system.
Dec
26
comment How good are (or have to be) programmers after study / education?
@Baboon UML is the need of the hour to this date and for many years to come for huge and complex systems. There are a number of diagrams in UML that makes you understand how a complex system behaves and helps programmers write their classes in an effective manner. FYI:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Modeling_Language
Dec
24
comment How to use a switch statement with enum efficiently?
@Tim Medora Thanks Tim. Let's say that the values would remain constant and the list will not grow.In such a scenario, I can use (London = 201, Frankfurt = 233, etc.), then how can I assign the flight no. once the user chooses the destination without using switch?
Dec
24
comment How to use a switch statement with enum efficiently?
And here Destination is simply an enum i.e. enum Destination {London, Frankfurt, Berlin}...right?
Dec
3
comment How did you pick up the art of solving real life problems? Can you shortcut the process?
@herby But OOP is not the only paradigm in the world of programming! C++ allows multiple inheritance that languages like SmallTalk and Java does not allow. You could be right about SmallTalk when it comes to learning OOP but what Soham is after is applying programming principles to solve real world problems.
Dec
3
comment How did you pick up the art of solving real life problems? Can you shortcut the process?
The first line of your answer sounds quite logical but don't you feel that studying so many different languages may deviate him from his pet language which is C++. Those you have mentioned are very good languages in terms of academic research but what what he is looking for is industrial grade work! SICP and MELT are great resources indeed. Thanks for sharing them.
Nov
30
comment What are the pros and cons of multiple inheritance?
@Yannis Rizos Thanks for the advice.
Nov
30
comment What are the pros and cons of multiple inheritance?
@Yannis Rizos How about Ruby? It also allows single inheritance only but again considered a purer than Java in terms of OOP.
Nov
30
comment What are the pros and cons of multiple inheritance?
The object-orientation movement was started in the days of SmallTalk. It is odd why language engineers were inclined to produce lesser pure OOP languages like C++ and Java. Why is that?
Nov
30
comment What are the pros and cons of multiple inheritance?
@ChrisF No it isn't a homework. It's curiosity...trust me! :-)
Nov
29
comment How faster is an 'if' construct compared to an immediate 'if' statement (IIF) and when should I use it?
@Yannis Rizos How can you say it is a library function? Do we have to import or include a specific library to use iif? Please explain
Nov
29
comment How faster is an 'if' construct compared to an immediate 'if' statement (IIF) and when should I use it?
@ammoQ So its all about simplicity and readability and nothing to do with speed.
Nov
29
comment How faster is an 'if' construct compared to an immediate 'if' statement (IIF) and when should I use it?
@Yannis Rizos@VladimirJovic It is in C,C++ and Java as well not just in VB. And there are other languages that offer this handy structure.