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bio website mauricereeves.blogspot.com
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Father, Husband, Scout Leader, Runner, Foodie, DIY-er, and sometimes I find time to code. Born in the swamps of Northern VA, raised by proto-geeks, cut my teeth on the C64. Detoured through the liberal arts in college, and then back to computers (after trying sales, management, and hard labor). Programming will always be a hobby for me, even if I end up doing something else in life. Like maybe run my own coffee roasting company. Or own an indoor sports arena. Or both. Who knows?


Jun
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comment How can I be certain that my code is flawless?
True. There are other ways beyond unit testing to verify code.
Jun
2
comment How can I be certain that my code is flawless?
Well sure. If you're only looking for all the primes less than INT_MAX this code would be fine. I was just thinking ahead beyond that limit because the poster asked about being flawless. Something like checking for prime numbers extends well beyond that limit, and if you're really concerned about empirical flawlessness, then you need to consider that case. I love math programming. I was just playing around with a program to output prime numbers to show my daughter how programming works.
Jun
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answered How can I be certain that my code is flawless?
Jan
24
awarded  Yearling
Jan
23
comment Logic inside class properties setters & getters
True enough, but it's still in their standards doc. Even in later documents Microsoft says that "methods represent actions and properties represent data". That linked document shows a property getter that calls methods. I still say it's not a bad practice per se, and more a matter of preference.
Jan
23
answered Logic inside class properties setters & getters
Sep
20
answered Is it appropriate for interviewers to ask candidates for their Stack Exchange user name?
Dec
29
answered Are header files actually good?
Dec
28
comment Is Perl still a useful, viable language?
I laughed a bunch at these, especially because they closely mirror some of my own gripes at times, but that's just what they were, a momentary gripe. I do sometimes chafe under the whole notion of significant white space in Python, but PHP does have PEAR, and Ruby has RubyForge with several thousand projects...the thing that made me laugh was about C# bitching about things needing to be cast. Which version are you using amte? The latest version is so much more flexible, with anonymous types, templates, covariance/contravariance, the var keyword, etc.
Dec
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awarded  Critic
Dec
28
comment Are there any programming languages that follow a minimalist development approach?
@JoanVenge if you want to look at a LISP variant, I would suggest Clojure as a good start. There's a fabulous book about it from O'Reilly called "Programming Clojure" that goes into a lot of depth. The language sits atop the JVM, but there is also a version that sits on top of the .Net Framework.
Dec
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awarded  Analytical
Dec
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awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
30
comment How to structure a XML-based order form using ASP.NET
And if there's other editing that needs to be done, adding new sheets on a fairly regular basis, if you design the database in a good way, you could use ASP.Net MVC to essentially pre-generate all of your CRUD pages for you, leaving you to focus on the more custom stuff like the order form.
Nov
30
comment How to structure a XML-based order form using ASP.NET
Is there a requirement to not go against the database? The solution I'm thinking is put the data about the marketing sheets into a database, and create a set of user controls that you can then add and remove dynamically. The controls will encapsulate all of the functionality and data for you, and they're easy to manipulate. I mean, even that's over-engineering it. You could easily present the user with a single form created via a DataRepeater fed from the database, or an ASP.Net GridView control.
Nov
30
comment How to structure a XML-based order form using ASP.NET
It would be a pain to go about it this way. Microsoft has a few different ways of going about things. Do you expect the fields to change frequently, or the design of the forms? Is this to build a wizard that the users can modify the visible/active fields?
Nov
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answered How do developers find the time to stay on top of latest technologies?
Nov
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awarded  Supporter
Nov
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awarded  Teacher
Nov
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answered How to structure a XML-based order form using ASP.NET