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Feb
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accepted Hard-copy approaches to time tracking
Feb
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answered Hard-copy approaches to time tracking
Jan
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comment Ternary operator considered harmful?
Operators don't kill people, code from bad developers kill people
Dec
27
comment Which things instantly ring alarm bells when looking at code?
@Steve314 -- I agree, there is always a minimum level of complexity that can be reached, and in some/many cases the result is still quite complex. Rather than leaving it in a single method though I would consider refactoring into a new class of simple methods
Nov
12
comment Do I need to understand algorithms and data structures to be called a programmer?
"software simian" is always the preferred terminology
Nov
12
comment Entity Framework book 1st Edition
np... it's a little like Monty Python. "Thou shalt count to 1, and onto 4. Thou shalt not count to 2, unless referring to 4, and 3 is right out! Zooooooey and zoooooooooo-pang! nyaneehh"
Nov
11
comment Should I return from a function early or use an if statement?
eww. Is that pre-validation? Or is it in a validation-dedicated mehtod DoSomeFunctionIfSomeCondition?
Nov
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answered Should I return from a function early or use an if statement?
Nov
10
comment Would you put your stackoverflow profile link on your CV / Resume?
It's always a good response to the "what programming-related activities do you do outside of work?" question.
Nov
10
comment Entity Framework book 1st Edition
Yes and no. EFv4 greatly expanded on EFv1, but didn't upset most of the basic principles--however EFv1 required knowledge of many sharp-edges, which have been remedied by EFv4. So, technically you could learn EFv1 then expand into v4, but my advice is to go straight to learning v4-specific knowledge--v1 is essentially beta.
Nov
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comment Entity Framework book 1st Edition
@Jeff V is correct. EFv4 was named as such to align with .NET 4; however it is the second-release of EF (in other words, the only versions of EF are EFv1 and EFv4--making "version 2" a bit ambiguous as it does indeed refer to EFv4)
Nov
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answered Entity Framework book 1st Edition
Nov
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comment Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
Like @Michael says -- it's not quite empty since you've got the comment there; it should be obligatory to add a "this catch intentionally left blank" comment if there isn't a statement
Nov
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Nov
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comment What makes C developers so curious if “i++ == ++i”?
it's still important to understand the differences in C# -- just because you seem to only use them in for/each loops doesn't mean that's the only place you'll find them
Oct
29
comment What technologies or techniques senior developers of today should *unlearn*
The thing to unlearn is when to use techniques; not the techniques themselves.
Oct
28
answered What sort of Design Patterns do you use in Android Development?
Oct
27
comment Is Entity Framework ready for production?
Working with both is a great way to learn how to work with both. It's a little like learning both VB.NET and C#--you ask questions when you see differences, and asking those questions greatly enhances your understanding in the end.
Oct
27
revised Is Entity Framework ready for production?
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Oct
27
answered Is Entity Framework ready for production?