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Jul
3
answered Is it worth writing a memory error detection tool for C++ these days?
Jun
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
20
awarded  Nice Question
May
25
comment Why is every programming language “powerful”?
Regarding "market their programming languaeg as "weak"... well, there is one product out there called Fawlty Language. It's a freeware clone of ITT-VIS's IDL.
Apr
27
comment How to explain to non-programmers that programming is not a repetitive task?
Being an artist myself, I like this comparison. It will make sense to most artists, of all types, and those who can relate to art activities. (I'm not sure about non-artists.)
Mar
31
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
28
comment Why does DirectX use a left-handed coordinate system?
Several 2D and 3D systems all derived their conventions from a common history.
Mar
26
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
25
comment Reinventing the Wheel, why should I?
Not fully understanding things is common in all professions. Doctors prescribe aspirin even though no one knows how it works (last time I checked anyway). We install lightning rods though physicists still don't fully understand lightning (a lightning expert told me that a few days ago). The challenge for intelligent people is not to understand, but to make things work despite not understanding the inner details.
Mar
16
comment What is programming like in the Japanese language?
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner: Yes, there are. I've used Greek letters for variable names in Go. As a physicist, I like lambda for wavelength, rho for density etc. Go should be able to handle letters like the German ö, Japanese characters, etc. But I don't know about keywords like "for" and "if". These might be stuck in English for now.
Mar
13
accepted What's the idea behind defining rectangles with two points?
Mar
6
comment Is there a programming language with not a tree but tags idea behind OOP?
Two answers should be two posts. But +1 anyway; I like the 2nd answer.
Mar
5
accepted Is there a measure of code rot?
Feb
27
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
23
asked Is there a measure of code rot?
Feb
16
answered What have you learned from the bugs you helped discover and fix?
Jan
14
comment What personal milestones can you use to measure growth in your programming abilities?
The meetup website meetup.com helped me find local Python, Ruby and other software development related groups.
Jan
13
accepted How to describe styles and approaches of C++ programming?
Jan
11
comment Earning extra cash as a programmer
Community colleges are especially interested in finding part time, temporary instructors (any instructors...) acc'd to what I keep hearing.
Dec
20
comment Spartan programming… What is it good for?
What the heck is "spartan programming"? Can you provide a link for us ignorant folk?