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Feb
28
comment Is recursion an instance of being “too clever” when programming?
@Stephen C: Chillax man; you missed the point. Even if every programmer in the world was a certified genius, half of them would still be below average. And some significant percentage of them would be arguably very below average.
Feb
19
comment Is recursion an instance of being “too clever” when programming?
"Granted, there are some very below average programmers out there": OK, it just has to be said... By very definition half the programmers out there are below average and half of those are "very below" average.
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comment Encouraging software engineers to track time
Perhaps the problem is that they have to enter the numbers instead of having the software track the time and just asking them periodically to set the description of the activity and press record. I wrote a program, for myself, to address exactly this, because I would go all day in the zone and then surface and have a hard time generating my "time log" for the day. See softwaremonkey.org/Program/TimeKeeper
May
28
comment What is the best retort to “premature optimization is the root of all evil”
Too true... it seems everyone takes this as if the word premature was not in the sentence. Optimization, when it's needed and appropriate, is not premature, by very definition.
Feb
5
comment How can I convince management to deal with technical debt?
I could not agree more: "Technical debt is like financial debt - it's much easier in the long run to simply not accumulate it to begin with. Pay all your technical bills once a week"
Feb
5
comment How can I convince management to deal with technical debt?
Technical debt is like financial debt - it's much easier in the long run to simply not accumulate it to begin with. Pay all your technical bills once a week.
Jan
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answered Do computer glasses work?
Jan
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answered Telecommuting from Australia - tax arrangements
Jan
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comment Is it bad code smell if private method calls public one?
Or have the public method delegate to a (new) private method which is invoked by the other private method. But, why bother?
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Dec
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comment Is anything in programming truly evil?
I think this is more inherently wrong than it is inherently evil.
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Dec
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comment Is Java “dead in the water” as a consequence of Oracle buying Sun and subsequently suing Google
Java on the client far from dead.
Dec
11
comment How can a new programmer impress the software engineer (boss)?
If @Mason is right, should you not just upvote his answer instead of posting your own which simply summarizes his?
Dec
10
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Dec
10
revised Is recursion an instance of being “too clever” when programming?
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