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May
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Aug
20
comment Any languages use the '=>' and '=<' operators?
I use => all the time when doing .net stuff... but I do not think it means what you think it means
Jul
5
comment Synchronization in the given Code
Sounds to me that you might be better off not working for them...
May
31
comment Looking for meaningful, strong argument in favor of antivirus software on development machines
The few times I actually ran and used an antivirus program, I always turn continuous scanning off and just let it scan on a schedule. Once Windows Defender was available, I stopped using them at all. Now I don't even use Windows unless I have to (i.e. at work... ugh)
May
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
18
comment Is modern C++ replacing C#? Is Microsoft pushing developers to adopt C++?
Although I actually think Windows 8 is much better for the typical user (not necessarily development though), the adoption rate has been abysmal - I saw one report that claimed it has sold slower than Vista did. If that's the case, and XP and 7 continue to be the norm, I imagine .Net and C# will continue to dominate as well, no matter how hard Microsoft tries to push in the other direction.
Mar
18
comment Why Apple doesn't “force” the user to update by installing the needed API updates when the user downloads a new app?
Why would it be a good thing for Apple to be able to control developers not on their payroll? Don't they have more than enough control?
Feb
4
comment Would md5 hashes allow detection of synced files?
I like this answer because it mentions the two problems I noticed off the bat when reading this question - md5's can be expensive CPU hogs, especially when doing multiples and large files. And, especially considering that it was mentioned that client and server are not always connected, how are you to handle sync of client changes by multiple clients since last check-in? Often times people don't consider a VCS for something that's not code, but it works well.
Jan
23
answered Why is Today() an example of an impure function?
Jan
16
comment How do you debug without an IDE?
Not that it wouldn't be possible, but I really hope they're recommending vim and not vi...
Jan
9
comment Is this XOR value swap algorithm still in use or useful
It's pretty relevant in certain languages - small little dangers like that make for difficult to find bugs in the future when dealing with two pointers that somehow were set to point to the same address 100+ lines up that you don't see.
Jan
9
answered Is looking at random code snippets useful to quickly determine the quality of a project?
Dec
20
comment Maintenance wise, is `else while` without intervening braces considered safe?
I agree on if being the only correct term to follow an else. If there was an else while I would probably not even notice there was a loop in a quick skimming of the code, especially if the condition I was looking for was satisfied by the if.
Dec
19
comment PHP best practice in return values
Not necessarily a PHP thing, but I may sometimes do this to allow a good spot for a debug marker, but unless it's complicated like dimitris example below, I'll use the more concise (and readable IMO) version in final code
Dec
19
comment Guidance in naming awkward domain-specific objects?
As a programmer, I personally think that Sodium is going to roll off my fingers faster than Na2 - words tend to flow easier for me when typing (I hate Hungarian notation for this reason).
Oct
1
comment Programming vs Planning
How's that one quote go? "Days of coding can save hours of planning" or something to that effect.
Sep
19
comment is it allowed to create a app with overscroll feature?
Actually, the picture you linked to is at least Android 2.3, but it may be 2.2 - the glowing overscroll has been around in Android for a while (at least in custom roms - don't run much stock). Older CM roms used to give you a choice between glow, bounce, or both.
Aug
27
comment Emacs/Vim/Vi - do they have a place in modern software development ecosystem?
You never truly understand the hindrance of the mouse until you learn to work without it
Aug
27
answered Emacs/Vim/Vi - do they have a place in modern software development ecosystem?
Aug
23
comment Should Android development be done on Windows or OSX? Is there any difference?
I use linux. Eclipse seems to run just as fast on my single core atom netbook on linux as it does my big dual core laptop with windows. ( I know that's probably not very likely, but it sure seems that way sometimes )