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Jan
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comment English term for “Naive user test” or “idiot test”
We always called this ID10T testing (pronounced I-D-TEN-T) instead of idiot testing. I don't remember where that came from but I always thought it was clever.
Aug
22
comment C++ class with only pure virtual functions: what's that called?
Hopefully your "interface" includes a virtual destructor as well ;)
Aug
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comment When using int's as boolean values, is it in poor form to use 0's and 1' directly?
If at all possible <stdbool.h> should probably be used
Jan
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Jan
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comment UML modeling tool for Linux
+1 for Dia, I use it all the time for simple diagrams.
Dec
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comment Java style classes in c++
If the problem you are trying to solve is refactoring methods, there are plenty of IDEs that will allow you to rename/refactor the method in the header and they will search and refactor in the rest of the project.
Dec
22
comment Are there any good, open-source change request systems?
Yeah the atlassian products are pretty sweet. The combination of jira/confluence/crucible has been awesome for us.
Dec
6
comment When do I need to use Session Replication?
@Brian: I agree there are down sides to storing session data on the client side, whether it is a cookie or embedded in the web page. But I disagree that "the whole point of a session is to map a key, usually stored into a small cookie, to a larger chunk of data". The point of a session is to persist data across multiple requests. There are multiple ways of doing that. If the data is stored on the client side (perhaps encrypted for security reasons) then you no longer need to worry about session replication.
Dec
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comment When do I need to use Session Replication?
Depending on the size of data, wouldn't it make sense to just use cookies for session data (or hidden values in html forms). Then you wouldn't have to worry about what server you are talking to.
Nov
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answered Is this possible to re-duplicate the hardware signal on Linux?
Nov
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comment Software management for 2 programmers
With a small team, fossil would work awesome for you.
Oct
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answered Project Management Software / 1 maybe 2 developers
Sep
25
comment Should UML be used before or after a basic Program Design
Great answer. I have always found UML useful for communicating ideas more then documentation. Like you said, check it in with your work item and let it show your initial intention. Also, more importantly... Go Huskers
Sep
19
comment Branching strategy for parallel development that won't be in the same release?
I would add to this by saying the majority of coding should be done on trunk (or feature branches that get merged into trunk). Then you can "cherry pick" the changesets needed from trunk onto your release branch as needed. Almost all SCMs support cherry picking.
Aug
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answered Linux OS developers : do they unit test their code?
Jul
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answered Tool to visualize values from variables during the execution of a program in C
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answered Low level Linux graphics