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Mar
27
comment How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
I question the premise... very few people who think they are "stuck for the foreseeable future" really are. Unless this is a prison job, there is a way out if you put the effort into finding it. If you still think you're "stuck", picture this... the company goes out of business tomorrow. Would you still be "stuck"? If not, then why are you "stuck" now?
Mar
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awarded  Notable Question
Feb
24
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
24
awarded  Good Question
Feb
24
comment Should developers enter bugs into the bug tracking system?
"Some teams refuse to allow any fixes that don't have a customer bug report behind them"... really? Sounds like a DailyWTF! So you're saying there could be a clear bug, that definitely would (and possibly has) affected customers and they just keep pushing out releases with the same bug unfixed, without even analyzing the cost of fixing it, solely because a customer has not yet reported it?
Feb
23
comment Herding your users to your bugtracker
What about integrating bug reporting directly into your product?
Feb
23
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
23
comment Should developers enter bugs into the bug tracking system?
But it depends on priority, right? That means the task you were working on may be delayed. It can also interrupt your flow.
Feb
23
asked Should developers enter bugs into the bug tracking system?
Feb
22
comment How serious is losing the source code?
It's not just 1 customer... it will no longer work on the latest release of the OS
Feb
16
comment Does the use of debuggers have an effect on the efficiency of programmers?
You've never been told any tooltips?
Feb
9
awarded  Pundit
Feb
9
comment Why are shortcuts like x += y considered good practice?
By "20 years ago", I think you mean "30 years ago". And BTW, COBOL had C beat by another 20 years with: ADD 5 TO X.
Jan
22
comment Should I intentionally break the build when a bug is found in production?
Or the Israeli Air Force.... israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/151883#.TxyMpPknZtw
Dec
28
comment Will high reputation in Stack Overflow help to get a good job?
Yeah... if you are in the U.S. and making "barely half that"... I would be scratching my head
Dec
27
comment Did the developers of Java consciously abandon RAII?
... (3) even if they would have had today's perspective of RAII, they probably wouldn't have changed their design decision in the end, due to the trade-offs involved, e.g. compiler complexity, additional programmer responsibility, and compromise in the simplicity of the language model
Dec
27
comment Did the developers of Java consciously abandon RAII?
Marking this one as the answer just because it seems more plausible than Larry's, even though I am pretty torn between the 2. I guess they are both correct in a way. What I take away from them both is (1) Gosling et. al. most probably didn't have full knowledge of the significance of RAII (e.g. in preventing such future awkward syntax like "using"), however (2) they did consciously forgo "deterministic finalization" as it was known then, even though most people at the time thought it mainly involved memory management, and...
Dec
27
accepted Did the developers of Java consciously abandon RAII?
Dec
13
comment Is there an expiration date for well regarded, but old books on programming?
MMM -- I like the part about the team constantly fixing bugs but the number of bugs stayed constant :)
Nov
30
answered How can I deal with the cargo-cult programming attitude?