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When I was born, I knew nothing about programming.

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Aug
5
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
26
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
4
comment I'm porting my app from iOS to Android: what do I need to know?
A lot of my thinking on this has changed thanks to AppCode. It's awesome. Still, it can't differentiate between same-named things, but it definitely does a lot of the work for you.
Dec
5
comment Why is there still case sensitivity in some programming languages?
That's kind of spurious: just because the compiler doesn't enforce it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. The conventions do enforce it, and programmers generally follow conventions.
Nov
6
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
6
awarded  Yearling
Sep
18
comment Boss is afraid to use a version control system for new project, should I anyway?
without the right .gitignore a git repo is basically useless. That's the only thing that you have to have in place aside from git init
Sep
4
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
23
comment The bracketless if statement is frowned upon, but is it still bad style if your IDE is equipped for it?
Thanks for stating the minority view (or majority, maybe). I only use brackets if I have more than one line within the if or else. On a related note, when writing in English, you don't use bullets for a list that has only one item ;)
Jan
9
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
28
comment Convincing Upper Management the need of larger monitors for Developers
brilliant really
Dec
28
comment Convincing Upper Management the need of larger monitors for Developers
thanks @voretaq7 for the links. Great stuff.
Dec
19
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
8
comment Does language endorsement by different platforms (Android, iOS) hurt app development?
"any programmer worth his or her pay should be able to learn new languages and toolkits quickly." In my experience, most of those who think they have that ability do not, in fact, though they can get impossible-to-update, inflexible working code out the door for the first prototype. Learning languages takes time, passion and interest, and it's not for every programmer who is worth his or her pay. That said, the rest of the answer is valid, +1 :)
Oct
6
awarded  Yearling
Sep
26
comment How do you explain refactoring to a non-technical person?
Or sometimes you go buy a few more suitcases and realize that paying the overweight charges is no big deal, since in software costs are not equal to those in the physical world. Then you can really fit everything in nicely and the constraint of a single suitcase turned out to be arbitrary and absurd.
Sep
26
comment How do you explain refactoring to a non-technical person?
@ThomasEding if you really don't understand the post, then this would not be a good explanation for you. It MIGHT be a good explanation for your audience, though, especially if they are finance people. Personally, I don't understand the post, but that's just the ADD talking.
Sep
26
revised How do you explain refactoring to a non-technical person?
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Sep
26
comment How do you explain refactoring to a non-technical person?
@ThomasEding thanks for your comment. I disagree on the second point: I am, in fact, answering the question. However, I'll do an edit right now just for you.
Aug
16
comment How is a switch statement better than a series of if statements?
+1 just because I think this answer should have zero, not -1. Agreed regarding micro-optimization. It's insane how arbitrary all of this is, but really, switch vs. if? Gotta be a non-issue...