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Feb
20
comment Why “programmer” is defined as designers and “developer” as creator?
@BenVoigt No, that isn't the case at all. Software Architect isn't defined as programmer minus degree, it's defined by the sort of work they do. Then we get back to the "there is no standard industry definition" thing.
Feb
1
comment Is there somewhere I can post code used to hack my site?
On a blog? It's not really clear what people would do with this information. Is it to avoid the same opening, or what?
Nov
20
comment What is a software prototype?
In addition to Bryan's statements, a prototype can also be something which is never intended to make it to production. E.G.: throw away prototyping.
Oct
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
27
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
17
awarded  Yearling
Sep
12
comment How to teach a script to detect sarcasm?
@Kalle Let's be clear here. Sarcasm is one of the most subtle and advanced devices in spoken language. Even if you're a native English speaker, fully capable of picking up on the subtleties e.g. tone of voice and any relevant contextual information, you'll regularly fail to detect sarcasm. Non-native speakers stand almost no chance whatsoever. Take it to text and even the native speakers stand almost no chance. And you want computers, which struggle to dimly comprehend even the most simple of sentences, to solve this problem? Leave this to someone with a lifetime in speech and text analysis.
Aug
25
comment Always keeping 2 people expert on any one chunk of code
Flannakopilis: Yes. There is another interpretation. There is never only one, ever.
Aug
16
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
28
comment Does being a general programmer naturally lead to failure?
@P.Brian.Mackey About your lady-who-opened-a-brownie-shop situation: Do what you enjoy. That's the oft-spoken rule. That lady enjoys making other people happy, so her job is about making other people happy, and that's what gives her a job she enjoys.
Jul
28
comment Does being a general programmer naturally lead to failure?
@P.Brian.Mackey What I mean to point out is that nobody is saying this on the internet. Anywhere. At all. I trust your lecturers, but if this was some kind of law, I would expect better results.
Jul
28
comment Does being a general programmer naturally lead to failure?
Worth noting that the phrase shows up in only two places on Google, and one of them is this thread.
Jul
27
comment Titles: Programmer Level I, II, and III
@Job Why should we?
Jul
20
comment What is “The Cloud”? What do I say when people ask if my web service is “on the cloud”?
The definition has been clouded a bit in the midst of all the hype and marketing.
Jul
18
comment Are first person comments distracting and unprofessional?
-1 This isn't the case in most programming environments. In fact, it's probably not even the case in yours - what about whoever takes over your code after you leave the company?
Jul
17
comment Terminology question: Generalize Heisenbug
If you need it for debugging, how about "this bug only appears when debugging"? Coin a term if you like, but that's overcomplicating it.
Jul
9
awarded  Talkative
Jul
9
comment Are first person comments distracting and unprofessional?
-1 because: there isn't a correct way, I find your summary of I/You/We a bit out of touch and I don't understand the last part. Aside: When I say "we" in my comments, I'm not trying to talk like a king - I'm talking to you, the guy reading my code, and walking you through my thoughts side-by-side.
Jul
8
comment Is outsourcing (offshoring) disloyal?
@RichardDesLonde let us continue this discussion in chat