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Jul
1
comment Compiler warnings and errors
The real problem is that having the warnings off means that any new warnings are also off.
Jun
23
comment Planning poker with visually impaired colleague
@Mixxiphoid Then have your colleague put braille on them.
Jun
23
answered Is there a benefit in compiling your code as you go along?
Jun
23
comment Planning poker with visually impaired colleague
Braille cards exist: braillebookstore.com/Braille-Playing-Cards,-Plastic.1 (This was simply the first hit, not a recommendation of the store.)
Jun
23
comment When deciding a Primary Key, can I use Date part of a DateTime field
And who says an employee can't work the same shift more than once in a day? Some disaster comes along, everyone leaves. It becomes safe again, they return. Or in a small town, there's a fire and some employees dash off to the fire station.
Jun
17
comment How much time should you allow for clock skew?
Yeah, I've seen a wacky server where the deviation was nearly an hour per day. This was long ago before internet time sync.
Jun
11
comment What kind of code would Kent Beck avoid unit testing?
I think the key here is not unit testing--if you have to do a lot of mocking it makes a lot more sense to me to do it as an integration test rather than a unit test.
May
24
comment Was classical BASIC ever used for commercial software development, and if so, how were limitations overcome?
Yup, my first programming job was in Quickbasic 3. It wasn't a port but it wasn't much better. The main part had been done by someone whose "training" was reading the book that came with the compiler. Mission critical for customers, high 4 figure pricetag.
May
22
revised Why is Windows registry needed?
added 127 characters in body
May
19
awarded  Nice Answer
May
16
comment How to recognize people with potential to become a coder
You can still Google the formulas even if it's a non-standard die.
May
16
comment How to recognize people with potential to become a coder
But the question was looking for people with the potential to become coders. An experienced coder would see this could easily be monte carloed, someone who merely has potential would get the answer much faster out of Google.
May
16
comment How to recognize people with potential to become a coder
I have a big problem with your third criteria. Probability theory isn't something the average person deals with much. Not even the average programmer. I learned this in school--but that was long enough ago that if you were to ask me now I would likely monte carlo it rather than Google the long-forgotten formulas.
May
15
comment I don't know C. And why should I learn it?
@weberc2 Anything that compiles to native code can give you a screen full of assembly.
May
6
comment Foreign key restrictions -> yes or no?
I have seen formal quotes that go to the customer with placeholders legitimately in them. These were values that would not alter the final price but were needed to actually order. For example, all tier 1 colors were the same price.
May
6
comment Should all foreign table references use foreign key constraints
How could you ever create the first record in such a system?
May
2
answered Why can static methods only use static data?
Apr
22
comment Purposely raising exceptions to use catch
@grovesNL Nothing useful was being done with the exception here.
Apr
22
answered Purposely raising exceptions to use catch
Apr
8
comment What's the reason of choosing PascalCasing over camelCasing or vice versa from a programming language design POV?
@jozefg I was just providing an example of "unfortunate ambiguities".