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May
29
awarded  Yearling
Feb
4
comment We use subversion - Should we place comments in my code anyways?
Sure, your source control shouldn't be lost, but stuff happens.
Feb
4
answered We use subversion - Should we place comments in my code anyways?
Jan
27
comment How do you get developers to want to write good code they can be proud of?
"Nobody likes to be bad at what they do." - This is true, but not everyone who is bad at what they do knows that they're bad at what they do.
Nov
30
comment Can Microsoft be held liable for releasing a bad browser?
1 & 3 are only true outside corporate environments. End-users in medium/large businesses normally don't have a choice there (they use the corporate standard, whatever that is), and there is absolutely a cost in upgrading - testing, certification, deployment, support and training (yes, we have to train people how to use their new browser - just last week I had to instruct a high-level manager on how to create a Favorite in IE. Not to mention updating written training materials with new screenshots & new locations for settings & options).
Sep
24
revised Writing my problem solving approach on paper?
added 16 characters in body
Sep
24
answered Writing my problem solving approach on paper?
Jul
28
comment How do I deal with a difficult programmmer joining an open source project?
You're missing the point of the question. How did a newcomer join your project and seemingly take the whole thing over? It may be open source but it's implied that there's a leader or a group of leaders, and presumably that/those leaders would be the only ones who have the ability to change such important portions of how the project is operated.
Jul
23
comment What is the value of using version control?
Even a lone developer needs version control. The VCS doesn't just "manage the overhead" as this quote implies.
Jul
21
comment How should I store an old project?
There's nothing wrong with using an online backup as long as you don't make it your only backup. If you use Crashplan, their software allows you to encrypt your data before sending it off to them (plus, you can use it for local backups or backups to other computers you own, as well as their servers).
Jul
19
comment When should we stop work and make tool?
@MichaelT Also this: geeksaresexy.net/2012/01/05/geeks-vs-non-geeks-pic
Jul
9
comment Painfully Stupid Method Names in Legacy Code: Fix or Leave as Warning?
Given the reference to "a bean", it's probably Java. Eclipse has good refactoring support as well.
Jul
3
comment If my team has low skill, should I lower the skill of my code?
His fellow employees should be learning on their own, from the examples set by the OP (and others). Otherwise, they will never progress beyond their current knowledge. The OP shouldn't have to be taking hours out of every day to train them personally, but code reviews and an occasional brown-bag session can help everyone (well, everyone who wants to learn, that is).
Jun
12
comment What is the difference, if any, between Model and QA environments?
I worked in an environment where the QA environment was sometimes called "model," as in "model office" or "this environment models production systems exactly." IMHO, it's just nomenclature, as long as everyone agrees on the meaning of the words.
Jun
7
comment How to copyright personal code
@l0b0 I also question how it's "readily available."
Jun
7
comment How easy is it to hack JavaScript (in a browser)?
@Izkata why would one actually use a registrar that was that lax about data integrity?
Jun
6
comment How to name your application version so a user don't find out that it doesn't change during an update
Supporting your application will become a nightmare. How can you properly support it (or suggest an update) when the user can't tell you what version they're using?
May
31
comment Is Notepad++ used in professional software development?
There's no reason to not keep Notepad++ in your toolbelt and know how to use it well. There's value in IDEs, there's value in "plain" text editors like Notepad++. Understand both, then use the right tool for each task that presents itself.
May
29
comment Is the development of CLI apps considered “backward”?
Just to add to this: Microsoft pushing away from the GUI on servers in a big way. They want everyone running Server Core - no GUI, period. If you can script a set of tasks on one machine, you can script it across the whole enterprise - good luck doing that with a GUI. Jeffrey Snover (lead architecht for Windows) gave a good interview on the topic.
May
29
comment Server-side vs Client-side web application Performance
"Making just calls with JSON data on the server side will make your app much faster too" - this is only true if the UI (transferring it and then rendering it) is what's making the application slow. If your app is slow because your database isn't set up properly (if you don't have a good DBA, this is probably a factor), or your server is CPU-starved, this won't make much of an impact. Users will be able to click quickly, but they'll still wait for their data.