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comment Generally speaking, is it better to make all the functional parts or get UI working first - or a mix of the two?
This answer is still wr*ng. You seriously think there's a bigger risk of a perfect UI that looks too good, over a UI that invites a zillion feature requests small and large that reveal the original spec was all wr*ng?
Jul
28
comment Generally speaking, is it better to make all the functional parts or get UI working first - or a mix of the two?
UI couples to and informs feature development. Therefore UI is highest risk and changes the requirements as it develops. This is true for technical risk in the backend ("whoops there's no algorithm to do this fast enough for what the user requires") but in practice far far less.
Jul
25
comment Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
@Aaronaught actually a more accurate reading is "supposing you would want this decoupling for whatever reason..." which is why it's wrong to quote the original answer this way.
Jul
25
comment Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
@Aaronaught you mean like in the original answer that that quote was sampled from?
Jul
25
comment Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
Right, decoupling is good. Downvote stands for the thick layer of caricature added on a reasonable opinion.
Jul
25
comment Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
I can't see "similar question," only displays to OP if only one (or <= 4) duplicate vote.
Jul
25
comment Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
Questions linked where?
Jul
25
comment Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
-1 for assuming won't interface with other applications. This is contrary to the entire programming industry.
Jul
25
comment Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
-1 for your caricature of experienced, anti-ISO programmers.
Jul
25
comment Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
Wait, why 20140201 and not 1391212800? Aw darn, which is standard.
Jul
25
comment Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
Your profile doesn't list your location, so I don't know whether your sample date is in January or February.
Jul
25
comment Why would programmers ignore ISO standards?
@Leushenko I disagree; the OP seems to think you should always follow ISO standards, period. +1 for a brazen counterexample to this "should".
Jul
24
comment Why is polling accepted in web programming?
-1 for abject denial of zillions of frameworks that solve this allegedly insurmountable problem.
Jul
18
comment What was Ruby used for before Rails?
-1, doesn't answer what it was used for.
Jul
18
comment What was Ruby used for before Rails?
So what was it actually used for?
Jun
11
comment How to name a method that both performs a task and returns a boolean as a status?
More to the point, apparently it can't be dealt with internally, because the caller still needs to know about. You can wrap in a simpler exception though, like CouldNotDoStuffException.
Jun
11
comment How to name a method that both performs a task and returns a boolean as a status?
@LimboExile how does the inside of the function know that? the caller should try/catch it then.
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8
asked How do references work in R?
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awarded  Yearling
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comment I don't program in my spare time. Does that make me a bad developer?
"However, the greatest programmers code during their off-hours as well." You have no evidence for this whatsoever.