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Apr
15
revised Do programmers have a mother tongue/first [programming] language?
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Apr
14
asked Do programmers have a mother tongue/first [programming] language?
Apr
14
comment Why should I declare a class as an abstract class?
I find the template method pattern a very powerful one and a good use-case for abstract classes.
Apr
10
comment Why is “Select * from table” considered bad practice
@Craig Again, you are advising against selecting all the columns from a table which I totally agree with in the vast majority of cases; but using select * when you actually want and need all the columns is a totally different thing.
Apr
10
comment Why is “Select * from table” considered bad practice
@Craig The reasons are against retrieving all columns from a database not against using select *; what I was saying if you really need all the columns, I see no reason why you shouldn't use select *; although few there must be scenarios where all the columns are needed.
Apr
10
comment Why is “Select * from table” considered bad practice
@Craig I believe every book/tutorial on SQL says that select * has the semantics of retrieving all the columns; if your application really needs this, I don't see any reasons why not use it. Can you point to some reference (Oracle, IBM, Microsoft etc.) that mention the purpose for which select * was build is not to retrieve all columns?
Apr
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Object reference not set to an instance of an object
Apr
3
answered Why is “Select * from table” considered bad practice
Mar
31
comment “All software has an expiration date by which time it must be rewritten from scratch.”
@ratchetfreak qsort was rewritten (at least in Java JDK) two use two pivots - java.dzone.com/articles/algorithm-week-quicksort-three
Mar
25
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
22
answered How do you call one program from another?
Mar
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Advantages and disadvantages of PHP/Ruby
Mar
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Have you ever been involved in a BIG Rewrite?
Feb
28
comment Is it a good practice to wrap collection in Java?
@SilviuBurcea It depends if you want List functionality.
Feb
28
answered Is it a good practice to wrap collection in Java?
Feb
26
awarded  java
Feb
17
comment OOP in C: which of these two approaches is closer to a cannonical solution?
How about C++ ?
Feb
15
comment Are these programming “classics” still relevant today and should I read them?
Is C or Java still relevant today (they are 42 respectively 19 years old)? Should you learn to program in C or Java?
Feb
9
comment Should a senior developer refuse to take paper exams during an interview?
I never get it: why should someone write code somewhere else besides a computer?
Feb
9
comment Returning null or a empty value/throw exception?
@gnat I do not think it's related; I did not mentioned anything about the Null Object Pattern. By default value I meant something else than what is understood by Null Object Pattern.