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Feb
8
comment Encrypted content in games
I don't think you realize how big a googolplex is.
Feb
8
comment Encrypted content in games
I wonder if the highly upvoted answer that says it's definitely possible, or whether the highly upvoted answer saying that it's definitely impossible, is correct.
Feb
4
comment Report test failures “all at once”, or report them one by one
@DocBrown well I upvoted your answer which I think is overall better, but I'm glad to have provided an answer covering the XY problem of whether this relationship makes sense at all.
Feb
3
comment Report test failures “all at once”, or report them one by one
@w0051977 To repeat my answer, I think you're putting the cart before the horse. Why are you testing everything to find their bugs at all? That's their job. Get them to do their job. Raise it with your manager or whoever owns the contract and rethink its financial terms. etc.
Feb
3
comment Report test failures “all at once”, or report them one by one
@w0051977 sounds a lot like you work for them to me!
Feb
3
answered Report test failures “all at once”, or report them one by one
Feb
3
comment Report test failures “all at once”, or report them one by one
Has the vendor considered testing? Are there other vendors who do? Are they cheaper than another vendor who does considering you are contracted to do all their testing?
Jan
25
comment Should we avoid language features that C++ has but Java doesn't to increase maintainability?
-1, long-winded and unclear.
Jan
25
comment Should we avoid language features that C++ has but Java doesn't to increase maintainability?
Also this has 5 extra questions in it. Cue dozens of answers to each of the 5 questions. Voting to close.
Dec
11
comment How to encourage client to do some in house QA testing?
Am I missing something obvious or are you asking how to get them to go from testing your code too late to testing your code earlier? Shouldn't you test your own code? Is anyone instilling a culture of QA in your company?
Dec
9
comment Does immutability hurt performance in JavaScript?
tldr yes but the entire programming community is moving toward this for the blunt reason that concurrent programming bugs are more expensive than copy objects.
Dec
6
comment Tips for optimizing javascript code. a year's worth of Dates
You can profile it, right?
Dec
1
comment How to deal with a bug which seems to have fixed itself?
@Frisbee One, the language was "seems to have been resolved," which is honest. Two, it doesn't invite the user to keep yelling at the dev to "try harder" to reproduce it. The goal here is to get them to shut up until there is larger evidence of a problem, because users don't understand their having seen a bug a while ago once is not really that important (unless the code keeping a plane in the air or something). Three, if I may, I believe Lilienthal was assuming the OP can generalize and not say there was a release last month if there wasn't.
Nov
23
comment Is there anything that can be done with recursion that can't be done with loops?
Well there's lots of answers already... but I think the bottom line is there is one thereotical cs interpretation of this question where the answer is provably "yes" and another where the answer is provably "no".
Oct
20
awarded  Famous Question
Sep
15
comment Why is the Scala Option type not called Maybe, just as in Haskell?
@RobertHarvey ML having set the precedent is new information, the real problem is that the answer is conjecturing even that.
May
3
awarded  Yearling
Apr
13
comment Why do many exception messages not contain useful details?
I think this answer has a lot of good content, but it avoids saying the bottom line, which is "They should."
Apr
6
comment Advice for volunteer developers learning large codebases
That sounds valid but not like your original question at all, which is about how to get new developers to not try to understand the entire code base before working on it.
Apr
6
comment Advice for volunteer developers learning large codebases
Well, my original point was that there's no reason that advice in an "at work" situation shouldn't apply to your situation. I really can't imagine a software job where you don't take ownership over large code bases whose owners are all gone - switched projects/responsibilities, switch teams, leave, or are promoted. You really are expected to swim on your own, not email people who are long gone until you get what you want.