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Nov
9
comment What's a nice explanation for pointers?
@Kirk, how so? let me see if I can clear it up.
Nov
9
answered What's a nice explanation for pointers?
Nov
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Nov
4
answered Doesn't “if (0 == value) …” do more harm than good?
Nov
4
comment Doesn't “if (0 == value) …” do more harm than good?
with all respect, when you've spent a late night (or two) and find the source (in C++ code) is a = instead of ==, it would carry some weight.
Nov
4
comment Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
great point. debugging the debugging code is always a challenge.
Nov
4
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Nov
4
revised Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
cleaned up answer.
Nov
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answered Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
Oct
26
comment I don't know C. And why should I learn it?
"hopefully an appreciation of the cost involved in working in that higher level language" - wish I could up-vote this multiple times for this sentence. Fantastic answer.
Oct
16
answered Question about Creating a Scripting Language
Oct
16
answered Is programming a SubCulture?
Oct
15
answered Should universities put more emphasis on teaching their students about design patterns?
Oct
13
answered How to improve your ability to debug existing code
Oct
12
comment One-week release cycle: how do I make this feasible?
if I may add my own comments to @Wonko's great answer... Our company spent several years doing things similar to the OP. Growing from 6 or devs to 16. About 2 years ago, we decided to go Agile. We hired a Sr. Dev w/ Agile experience, switched 2 week iterations, implemented continuous integration, etc... We're still far from a textbook shop and it's been bumpy from time to time but we've really cut down the context switching, which is a huge win.
Oct
12
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Oct
12
comment What are your favorite version control systems?
If only the comment on VSS was a joke... avoid like the plague.
Oct
12
answered Do GUI programmers have an undue advantage over others?
Oct
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