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Seer. Founder/Pres, Apokalypse Software Corp., Publisher of Productivity Software.


Oct
19
comment What legal considerations do I need to have when programming?
Sounds instead like, "What legal considerations do I need to have when programming?"
Oct
19
revised What legal considerations do I need to have when programming?
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Oct
19
comment Managers X Motivation
@back2dos, you prove my argument–µCFs try to control everything. That's why they prefer small enterprises. In a large enterprise they're not in control of everything.
Oct
19
comment Managers X Motivation
@back2dos, there are more micromanaging control-freaks in small enterprises, particularly since they can't control everything in a large one.
Oct
19
revised Intellectual Property cost
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Oct
19
answered Intellectual Property cost
Oct
19
comment Make a big deal out of == true?
@AttackingHobo, that's one of the pitfalls of not having boolean types in a language and/or not using a class to provide the exact behavior wanted.
Oct
19
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
@Walter, but you can have 9 babies in 9 months and a little-league baseball team in 7 years.
Oct
19
comment Should software patents be legal?
@Matthew, once you go blackboard you never go index cards.
Oct
19
comment Should software patents be legal?
@Matthew, neither do I as that isn't what I said.
Oct
19
comment Are null references really a bad thing?
@dash-tom-bang, comparing their relative difficulty isn't relevant. Isn't it easier to debug garbage data when it isn't getting clobbered with null references along the way? And don't you figure having to mentally juggle the pathways through null-reference checks makes the debugging work harder? Why add the extra null-reference checking code to begin with? Because it's the way K&R did it? Why is it important to spend time and effort adding, testing and debugging null-reference checks when we don't have to? What are we buying with that investment?
Oct
18
answered Make a big deal out of == true?
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revised Make a big deal out of == true?
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revised Are null references really a bad thing?
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Oct
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revised Should one use pseudocode before actual coding?
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Oct
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revised Should one use pseudocode before actual coding?
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Oct
18
comment Should one use pseudocode before actual coding?
@Thorbjørn, ah. As in "seamless integration". Until you said "visible seam" it's what I understood. Then I thought you might mean seams as defined in Working Effectively With Legacy Code (informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=359417&seqNum=3). In any case, modeling the problem's domains during the analysis and design phases not only result in cleaner objects than using TDD alone, such models can benefit other projects with the same domains.
Oct
18
answered Are null references really a bad thing?
Oct
18
comment Should one use pseudocode before actual coding?
@Thorbjørn, that last comment doesn't make sense to me. Saying "interfaces get the best when you do the tests first, and the actual code later" seems to be pro-TDD. In a new project there is no working implementation to retrofit to a new API. And please tell me what you consider to be a seam as it seems like we're not in agreement on its definition.
Oct
18
comment Is the agile approach too much of a convenient excuse for cowboys
@Oddthinking, the PM is supposed to be a grown-up, managing the company's time, money and staff to see the project through. The backers are willing to risk their investment, but if he knows he has a car wreck in the making, he owes it to them to protect their investment by making chances of a wreck less likely. He also owes it to the rest of the team who deserve to have a successful project on their record instead of a failure. If he's got developers who are like undisciplined kids, either he changes the process to protect the company from them, or he replaces them.