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Jun
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revised Is python a good choice to develop UIs? If so, wxPython or Tkinter?
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Jun
15
answered Is python a good choice to develop UIs? If so, wxPython or Tkinter?
Jun
13
answered Is there a large bank using Mysql or PostgreSQL?
May
18
comment Why to let / not let developers test their own work
In advertisement for the same reason a different people proof-reads the final product than the one who created it.
May
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May
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May
11
comment Why dynamically typed languages do not let the developer specify the type?
@Rein Henrichs: Cool. I am just asking because i hear people say that unit tests can replace static type checking. There are a lot of things Haskell's type system can guarantee (like the abscense of side-effects) which you can not possibly write a unit test for.
May
10
comment Why dynamically typed languages do not let the developer specify the type?
@Rein Henrichs: Do you know Haskell?
May
10
comment Why dynamically typed languages do not let the developer specify the type?
docs.racket-lang.org/ts-guide
May
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Apr
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comment Is pure oop necessary
@dmcnelis: Am i right that you are comparing OOP to procedural programming? Because i fail to see how this applies to functional programming languages.
Mar
16
comment How was programming done 20 years ago?
A popular IDE in 1987: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tp40_1987_01.jpg , a popular debugger in 1989: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Turbodebugger10.jpg
Mar
15
asked With a small development team, how do you organize second-level support?
Mar
15
comment Does Microsoft really offer “support”?
Paid support can be really nice, but it is not restricted to non-Open Source products. At a former employer we had MySql's Monty-himself log into our database servers, optimizing them.
Mar
9
comment If it was for you to chose Game Development vs Application Development, which will you chose?
Also consider that currently it does not look very good for game developers: gamasutra.com/view/feature/6299/…
Mar
9
comment Is Apple getting out of the general purpose development platform business?
I understand your sentiment, but Java's promise of write-once-run-anywhere was Sun's promise. IMO, Oracle is in charge to make sure this statement is still true.
Mar
7
answered What are pros and cons of using “in-house” tools?
Mar
7
comment “Half of everything you know will be obsolete in 18-24 months” = ( True, or False? )
I think that depends on what you know.
Mar
4
comment Starting all over again?
@Joeri Sebrechts: Netscape was a business failure before they released Mozilla. To me Firefox is a huge success. It just depends on the time frame, see also notes-on-haskell.blogspot.com/2007/08/rewriting-software.html Also massive refactoring is rewriting in my book.
Mar
4
comment Starting all over again?
There is a good counter-example to Joel's advice: Firefox.