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Win32 software developer.

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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Commentator
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awarded  Popular Question
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comment C++ 'using': Should I use it or should I avoid it?
If you're a college student in your first day of "my first C++ class", it's yet another thing that can cause syntax errors that you don't understand. It's easy for us to figure out because we're experienced programmers, but when you're trying to learn the language, it's yet another thing to have to worry about that you don't need.
Mar
24
comment C++ 'using': Should I use it or should I avoid it?
People want to get on with using iostreams, strings, and so on. They don't want to have to type std:: every single time they want to use a thing, or have to remember yet another piece of boilerplate to put before their code, which will cause less-than-helpful errors if they forget it. :(
Jan
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answered New to Programming/objective c
Nov
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answered Increase Performance of VS 2010 by using a SSD
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comment Using Mercurial repository inside a Git one: Feasible? Sane?
It sounds like you'd just be causing a lot more work for yourself by doing this. Keeping track of stuff in one source control system is enough overhead, why add another?
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awarded  Yearling
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comment What's the Best way to create a trial version of software for OS X?
You should generally be able to figure out if software is for you within 2-3 days of using it. If not, either the software is overly complex or you don't need it and should stop prevaricating. ;)
Apr
15
comment What are the key points of Code Complete?
Are you sure this is an intermediate level book? It seems pretty basic, with advice like "remember to remove unused variable names" - great for someone in the first or second year of college maybe, but not (IMO) intermediate level.
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awarded  Student
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asked Does anyone do hardware benchmarks on compiling code?
Mar
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answered How do programmers work for websites like Facebook?
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comment How do programmers work for websites like Facebook?
I don't think it's pointless - it's more of a "how does stuff work in a big company?" question. Nothing wrong with that.
Mar
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answered XML and Registry
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answered What do you as developers think of a marketplace for PC apps?
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comment The Default State of Unused Memory
I believe it's true for global variables, isn't it? But not local variables in methods.
Feb
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comment Is C++ suitable as a first language?
You don't need to know absolutely everything to get started with a language. cout << whatever; "just works", you don't need to go into the nitty-gritty details until you cover operator overloading etc later on.