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Mar
9
answered iPhone app store — adding ads to free app
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.
Mar
4
answered Starting all over again?
Mar
3
comment Is it easier to define and recognize poor application design than good application design?
"It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove." en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Antoine_de_Saint_Exup%C3%A9ry
Mar
3
comment Is it easier to define and recognize poor application design than good application design?
I think it's just easier to critisize than praise.
Mar
3
comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
@codingbear: With a job and family, you learn to appreciate when things just work.
Mar
3
comment Where are some good places to announce a personal programming project?
Can you give more information of the type of project, language, infrastructure, aim etc?
Mar
3
revised How to do pragmatic high-level/meta-programming?
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Mar
3
comment How to do pragmatic high-level/meta-programming?
Maybe i am just chasing the Silver Bullet again. ;)
Mar
3
comment How to do pragmatic high-level/meta-programming?
@Péter Török: Maybe, the problem has many facets to me. Since code is an investment, it would be a pitty to throw both a pile of source code and the contained logic away, if you 're moving to another language/platform.
Mar
3
comment How to do pragmatic high-level/meta-programming?
@Péter Török: Think more of another example: you've written your core library in Java and now need to write an iOS app. Now what? This has been a real business problem for some people, if you look at people.csail.mit.edu/jaffer/Schlep or isi.edu/isd/LOOM/Stella. On what language do you bet you future?
Mar
2
asked How to do pragmatic high-level/meta-programming?
Mar
2
comment Stuff you should have learned in school but didn't pay attention to at the time
I regret not having spend more time learning spoken languages (it just clicked for me 10-20 years later), but this is not programming related.
Mar
1
comment Is this a bad time to be majoring in computer science?
Also there is a Pork cycle: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork_cycle The situation might look much better when you'll graduate. That has happened to me.
Feb
23
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
It is a subjective question, but is it constructive?
Feb
23
answered Licensing issues with using code from samples coming with SDK
Feb
23
comment Is there a measure of code rot?
What would you use this measure for? To get more resources from management because your code is more rotten than others?