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visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Nov 21 at 12:27

I am

  • sorry.
  • a brain in a bucket (a nice one but its planned obsolescence kind of sucks)
  • trying really hard to do my best.
  • connected to the Internet.
  • thankful.
  • not Japanese (and I don't speak Japanese) but I have to say this:
    優しさにはいつも感謝してる
    だから強くなりたい 進む為に
  • a pseudonym, I don't want to link my real name with my procrastination and stupid questions. Previous points ease the solution verification for anyone who may have know it. There are not many brains in buckets out there, or so I've been told.

Oct
14
comment Is it possible to have a dynamically typed language without duck typing?
I've checked a few languages (Javascript, Ruby and PHP) on Wikipedia and the latter is supposed to be dynamic and weak, not duck typed. That may answer your question.
Oct
13
comment Why is 80 characters the 'standard' limit for code width?
Is it still the standard? Can't we get over it yet? I'd say 140 is more than acceptable with current displays (even smartphones). I chose 140 because it's the limit in Twitter, but 160 (doubling the previous) would fit as well...
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
23
comment Service to prove authorship with trusted timestamp
Adding to the previous comments, there is now a webpage called Proof of Existence, that provides this kind of service. However it would still be cool to have it somehow (maybe not so trustworthily) integrated in a VCS that allows publishing the code (as GitHub)...
Jun
19
comment When should the programmer's spoken language be used during development?
All the reserved words are in English, therefore I write everything in English, because if I wrote something in other language (e.g. Spanish) then there would be two languages, English and Spanish. Having all the code (and comments) in a single language is strongly preferable and advisable IMHO.
May
27
comment Is it OK to split long functions and methods into smaller ones even though they won't be called by anything else?
Your comment is about writing code fast or often, you are missing the point. I'm not talking about writing but about reading code, it's all about readability. A verbose program isn't readable. A one liner may work as a "summary" and as such it may be more readable, even if slightly complex. Synthesizing is important when writing anything, and specially code.
Mar
22
awarded  Yearling
Feb
5
comment How to convince my company (operating in the financial sector) to switch from PHP to Java
I would consider moving from PHP to Java as a good thing. But you should be aware that most of the people (at least most of the most noisy people) complain bitterly about Java. I myself would like a lot to move from Java to Scala. In short, the same advantages that you have considered for Java could be considered for Scala, and you have to add that, on average, Scala developers are much better prepared than Java developers.
Feb
5
comment FizzBuzz - really?
Correct me if wrong, but I think hash tables have constant access times, assuming they are done properly and there are no collisions. Therefore, a search using a hash function should be possible in constant time.
Jan
22
comment Are there any ultra high level languages out there?
I personally prefer to write the code for a GUI than drawing it. Creating buttons with a for loop is better (IMHO) than dragging and dropping buttons in a personal loop.
Jan
22
comment Are there any ultra high level languages out there?
@kdgregory the job would be gathering the business requirements, drawing the GUIs, etc.
Dec
28
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
26
answered Which way to terminate reading loop is the preferred approach?
Nov
8
comment What is the need of Odata when I have JSON ?
To make things "easier" you may also be interested in Linked Data, the Linked Data Platform, SPARQL and the Data Catalog Vocabulary. All of them are different things that serve for different purposes and that can be combined with JSON, e.g. SPARQL 1.1 Query Results JSON Format, and of course with REST.
Sep
23
answered Node.JS or Scala for mobile and web apps
Aug
16
answered Is SQLite a sensible option for data logging?
Aug
12
comment Is it OK to split long functions and methods into smaller ones even though they won't be called by anything else?
@ChrisKrycho thank you :)
Aug
11
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
17
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
17
comment Is using subprocedures to logically separate my code a bad idea for structured programming?
Besides the question mentioned by @KilianFoth please consider the answers to this two questions: Is it OK to split long functions and methods into smaller ones even though they won't be called by anything else? and Should I extract specific functionality into a function and why?.