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Oct
24
comment Should I organize my folders by business domain or by technical domain?
@FlorianMargaine: I am illustrating how Microsoft did it, with the (possibly flawed) assumption that they put a lot of engineering effort into picking the more sensible way. Hope it gives some input.
Oct
15
comment “Viral” license that only blocks legal actions of user and developer against each other
@ŁukaszZaroda: Or, if you GPL your code, then that carries the viral part. Here is a piece of advice: just pick a decent licence and write some code. If the code becomes popular, win, and you are protected under the GPL/BSD/Apache, etc... If your code does not become popular, then you didn't lose either (a lot of time and effort on unnecessary legal issues).
Oct
15
comment “Viral” license that only blocks legal actions of user and developer against each other
@ŁukaszZaroda: I don't understand what you are saying. If you BSD license your code, and someone uses it for a larger project, you are not the author of the larger project... where is your theory of liability coming from? What this sounds like is you just need to do some more research and get a list of good questions together for a good business attorney, and have a meeting. As bizarre as the legal system is sometimes, there are still a lot of good things about it that do make sense.
Oct
11
comment How can I compute the Big-O notation for a given piece of code?
Oh, my bad. Thanks! I didn't see the i incrementing in the outer loop.
Oct
11
comment How can I compute the Big-O notation for a given piece of code?
@dasblinkenlight: can you clarify why this is (n^2)? It is a nested loop, but it seems that j is a constant, therefore, it would not be squared, but rather O(n). (not very familiar with this notation, so an explanation would be great).
Sep
20
comment How to write a very basic compiler
This is one of the best answers I've seen yet.
Sep
11
comment Code bases for desktop and mobile versions of the same app
In a .net windows/web app, we split it into common, web, windows -- and used branches for purpose, not splitting the code. Separate repos sounds very annoying, because you cannot track code changes that relate to each other together.
Sep
9
comment Can jQuery be used server side?
CoffeeScript is an alternate syntax for JavaScript which compiles into JavaScript. Apples and oranges with jQuery.
Sep
3
comment In centralized version control, is it always good to update often?
If you are not branching, then you are not taking advantage of one of the biggest benefits of a version control system.
Jul
12
comment Cataloging events, projects and tasks: Is SQL appropriate?
@Rig - Your comment is chilly. Maybe Noah will learn exactly what he needs to know about programming in this process which could be invaluable for his career -- maybe even develop a better product than what exists now for a niche.
Jul
3
comment Best Architecture for ASP.NET WebForms Application
Release early, release often. I suggest that your client might not care so much if you don't have tangible business issues to present (eg, it's insecure). Perhaps you should clean up a little (make sure it's portable), and release, then take this on as a long term initiative - to morph into MVC or similar.
May
24
comment Why don't people use white space inside parentheses?
Clearly, you cannot see clearly. I think this kind of bias breeds contempt amongst programmers. Even if "This is very clear" is clear to you, it is far more clear to someone else when written as "これは非常に明確である".
May
24
comment creative & complex vs simple and readable
+1 on the "this is something newbies really need to understand" -- if you don't have boolean logic down, then how can you understand more complicated concepts?
May
24
comment Is there a faster way to work out this logic?
Back in the '80s when I was < 10 years old, trying my bestest to program in gwbasic, I couldn't figure out arrays... what a shame. x23 = x24; x24 = x25 gaa;
Apr
24
comment Subrepositories (submodules) as a dependency tracking solution - yes or no?
I cannot speak for hg subrepositories, so I think this could be a useful "half" of an answer :)
Apr
24
comment I target short projects, but fail miserably on projects that requires persistence
Sounds like you might be burnt out. Have you been working too hard for too long? Sometimes it is simply discipline.
Apr
21
comment Should an analysis be technology-agnostic?
@marcof: The ideal user interface would be where the user thinks a thought, and what they wanted done is simply done. Anything short of that is crippled by the technology limitations we have at our disposal, so of course the BA needs to understand what context they can design the system in.
Apr
21
comment Should I contract someone to help me with an existing project?
I think this is a very wise comment.
Mar
26
comment Creating a shared library that might be used with desktop applications and web projects
Yes, this is exactly what we did in the same circumstance. Perfect.
Mar
23
comment What's shell script's advantage over interpreted programming languages?
Shouldn't it be shellScript() if automatingSimpleTask else programmingLanguage() lol.