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Oct
18
asked Does directly accessing an applications database break the license agreement?
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
27
comment Is the C programming language still used?
A comment that isn't getting much attention on this thread is that each tool has a general purpose. Higher-level languages are great for some things, and not others. Same with when you go to slightly lower-level languages. Just because you haven't found a purpose for C doesn't mean it isn't heavily in use elsewhere. Likewise, I can name a a bunch of engineers who hate this "overly abstracted crap" used on a daily basis to churn out the applications that keep entire industries alive.
Aug
16
awarded  Popular Question
May
18
comment How does one network at software conferences?
For what it's worth, in college I showed up at "student networking night" with tools, and was quickly disappointed.
Apr
12
awarded  Announcer
Apr
12
awarded  Critic
Mar
2
answered Should managers prohibit programmers from using IM in office?
Jan
25
comment How do you convince management to throw away a prototype?
You might try Pencil instead of SketchFlow. It's free: pencil.evolus.vn/en-US/Home.aspx
Jan
17
comment How do you deal with web designers who are too afraid to read and touch PHP code?
I typically find that it is better for the designers to stick to designing, and stay out of the HTML/CSS. Most of the designers I work with have a grasp of what works on web and what doesn't. About as far as I ask them to go is specifying CSS font attributes they used in the original PSD. I take it from there. It's a logical split and works well. You need to know HTML and CSS.
Jan
13
awarded  Good Question
Jan
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awarded  Commentator
Jan
13
comment If the bug is 5+ years old, then is it a feature?
If you're not losing customers now, some day you will. Someone will eventually convince folks that their software is easier than yours. Now, you probably shouldn't tackle this yourself. This is a culture change at your company... nothing you can or should do alone.
Dec
15
comment What's so bad about creative coding?
"beautiful", "elegant", "concise", or "succinct." ..... I think I saw this on the Ruby on Rails home page at one time. :-D
Dec
14
comment What's the “normal” range for typing speed for developers?
As others have said, the typing speed has little to do with anything. I average 100 to 120 WPM depending on caffeination, but while coding, way way less. Much of the time for programming is spent thinking.
Dec
5
comment What's so bad about creative coding?
thank you for your reply. Your comments are helpful to me.
Dec
5
comment What's so bad about creative coding?
In any case, after reading the responses to my question here, I feel that I have mis-read the community, and projected criticism of answers to criticism of complete projects, which as you made clear, are two different things.
Dec
5
comment What's so bad about creative coding?
I wasn't referring to any questions or answers that I personally have asked. When I post questions, I break them down into the simplest case possible, and same with my answers. I have noticed that when others post not-so-perfect code in their questions, or aren't really sure how to ask the right question, they get repeatedly shot down. On those border-line cases where the question is close to a good one, I often edit it, or add comments to push the OP in the right direction. I don't feel that is what normally happens though. [more in next comment]
Dec
5
awarded  Scholar
Dec
5
comment What's so bad about creative coding?
thank you for your comments. Regarding what the resulting software will be used for, that is definitely something I keep in mind throughout the entire process. I agree, that is the most important part. I mentioned code reusability, as it goes a long way to achieving that goal.