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Feb
1
comment Can a scrum master reprimand his team?
To be fair, I read 'yes they can' as a sort of endorsement for doing so too. It doesn't say 'yes they can, but there's a better way' or anything along those lines, though the post eventually seems to suggest as much.
Jul
5
comment Is fewer lines of code always better?
+1 This is a pretty decent answer and I wonder why it was downvoted.
Jul
5
comment Is fewer lines of code always better?
I was not the downvoter, but I'm guessing it's because error checking would be beside the point here: we're assuming we don't need to check for it in this circumstance. I get you're making a separate point that error-checking adding lines of code itself hints that extra lines of code are fine, but in your first sentences you appear to suggest (for argument's sake, I understand) that these statements should be split up and wrapped in their own try/catch blocks or be checked for failure. But there's no call for it here necessarily. That's massive over-engineering!
Jul
2
comment Why do most programming languages only support returning a single value from a function?
In some languages, you'd return a vector with the X and Y coordinate, and returning any useful value would count as "success" with exceptions, possibly carrying that useful value, being used for failure.
Apr
18
comment Should a new programmer focus on a single technology until he's proficient at it?
Yes, and that is a problem. If he's writing code he doesn't understand he's halfway to being a copy-paste programmer, and being a programmer who has no idea what he's doing.
Apr
5
comment Why do you have to manually type variable names while debugging?
In addition, in Visual Studio, you can place your mouse over a variable name in the code and (if it's in scope) you'll see its value pop up. If it's an object, you'll be able to browse its properties and variables (and those of its base) - so no need to search for the variable in the locals field if you can see it right there in the code.
Mar
18
comment How to become comfortable with javascript and its libraries(jQuery)?
I'm flagging this as off topic. It is too localized - the question is extremely personal and specific to the asker, being about how he could 'become comfortable' and be productive with Javascript and jQuery, and is not useful to programmers in general.
Mar
1
comment What is Pseudocode?
-1 Not helpful. The quote only makes sense among an explanation of pseudocode (missing in this answer). Otherwise, it could be quite misleading. A newbie could wonder: well, C#'s methods are all in English, so that means the C# I'm using is Pseudocode, right...? What do they call it when they're using C# in Germany?
Feb
28
comment What does mathematics have to do with programming?
Mathematics is not the process of solving equations. If the only mathematics you've ever seen is the mathematics taught in school, you have never seen actual mathematics.
Feb
20
comment Why “programmer” is defined as designers and “developer” as creator?
@BenVoigt Well yes, but then you'd still be completely incorrect.
Feb
20
comment Is it possible to write application-level logic in an XML or plain text format?
What you are about to do will be another occurrence of the anti-pattern known as the Inner Platform Effect. Abandon hope, all ye who enter here, for many have trodden down this path and created something that was just terrible because no you cannot enable nonprogrammers to program without knowing how to program. They are, inevitably, programming. Don't do it, it's a waste of your time.
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.
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.
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?