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Nov
17
revised Copyright notices/disclaimers in source files
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17
asked Copyright notices/disclaimers in source files
Nov
17
comment Use of pirated/cracked software for development
Anna, what I'm trying to say is, there is no "if" in pirating strictly speaking. If you think copying copyrighted software means "stealing" like you said, then for you it is stealing regardless of the any justifications you may come up with, e.g. too expensive for the purpose. From both legal and common-sense point of view it is really black and white: you either sabotage the IP laws or you obey. In my opinion saying something like "I hate stealing, but I may make exceptions when I feel more or less comfortable with stealing" is hypocrisy. No morale, just common sense.
Nov
17
comment Use of pirated/cracked software for development
"if a person makes money using those tools, they should eventually pay for them": and what if they don't make money using those tools? They are using it for (1) fun (2) educational purposes (3) non-commercial purposes. Can or should they pirate?
Nov
16
revised Static Create method — pros and cons compared with constructors
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Nov
16
answered Static Create method — pros and cons compared with constructors
Nov
16
comment Is Oberon really “a better Pascal”?
Oberon seems like a distant echo of the Ada/Pascal era in programming. It may be slightly better than Wirth's original Pascal language, but obviously it is inferior to Turbo Pascal/Delphi.
Nov
15
revised Whats the greatest most impressive programing feat you ever witnessed?
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Nov
15
revised Whats the greatest most impressive programing feat you ever witnessed?
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Nov
14
answered Whats the greatest most impressive programing feat you ever witnessed?
Nov
12
answered What is the most egregious waste of money you have seen, and what did you do about it?
Nov
12
answered How can a Right-Brainer Deal with Massive Left-Brainer Code?
Nov
11
awarded  Disciplined
Nov
11
comment Are asserts or unit tests more important?
Another question is: should you unit-test your asserts? ;)
Nov
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
11
accepted How is your working time distributed between coding and thinking?
Nov
11
accepted Which library/framework did you ditch as being too complex for the problem it is solving?
Nov
11
comment Starting as a developer what are the possible career steps?
@Amir Rezaei: it depends really. When I was 24 I was appointed a Department Head, managed 12 developers (many of whom were older than myself). A "normal" career in this industry implies from 3 to 10 years of coding before you jump into a non-coding managerial position, and then some people never stop coding until retirement. Obviously, it depends on your goals, priorities and preferences.
Nov
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answered Starting as a developer what are the possible career steps?
Nov
10
comment Who gives direction to the overall product offering and innovation?
You're overrating Ballmer and Gates I think. They don't code (and maybe that's why they both are among the richest people in the world? :)