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Aspiring software engineer for the healthcare industry. Currently studying Computer Science at The University Of Waterloo.

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Jun
19
comment Are too many assertions code smell?
-1 Unit testing a class as a whole can be dangerous since you end up testing more than one thing per test. This makes really brittle tests. You should be testing one piece of behaviour at once, which often corresponds to testing just one method per test.
Jun
19
revised Are too many assertions code smell?
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Jun
19
comment Are too many assertions code smell?
@YamMarcovic I think this is acceptable because the two "duplicated" pieces of code serve two different, and distinct purposes. I think it is useful to have them in both locations, despite the duplication. Having the assertions in the method is invaluable for documentation, and they are obviously required for testing.
Jun
18
answered Are too many assertions code smell?
Jun
16
answered Where does Microsoft currently stand on dynamic languages?
Jun
13
answered Should my source code be in UTF-8?
Jun
13
revised Should I add an “Abstract” prefix to my abstract classes?
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Jun
13
answered Should I add an “Abstract” prefix to my abstract classes?
Jun
13
comment Reasons NOT to open source not-for-profit code?
This may be a relevant read: Open vs. Closed Source TLDR; Open source is not inherently safer (or less safe) than closed source
Jun
13
answered Reasons NOT to open source not-for-profit code?
Jun
12
answered Bringing in New Architecture During Maintenance on Legacy Systems
Jun
12
comment Number of lines of code in a piece of software
@BryanOakley The original question was modified since it was posted.
Jun
12
revised Number of lines of code in a piece of software
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Jun
12
answered Number of lines of code in a piece of software
Jun
12
comment Am I personally liable for bugs in medical software I've developed as an employee?
@BenBrocka yes, so I started a more general version that would also include questions about healthcare systems in general. Questions like these would be a good fit there, because (ideally) the site would have experts that do these sorts of software integrations into provider environments for a living.
Jun
12
comment Am I personally liable for bugs in medical software I've developed as an employee?
Even if you're not liable legally, you should think very carefully about releasing this software. People have died in the past because of faulty dosage software. I assume you wouldn't want something like this on your shoulders. In any case, no healthcare providers will use this software until they are assured that it works in their own testing.
Jun
12
comment Am I personally liable for bugs in medical software I've developed as an employee?
In the future, this would be a great question for the Healthcare SE. Here's the proposal: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/41370/healthcare
Jun
11
answered Is it ok to replace optimized code with readable code?
Jun
10
answered How does one unit test an algorithm
Jun
6
answered How should I start refactoring my mostly-procedural C++ application?