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May
29
comment Whiteboard “testing” during an interview: legitimate way to back up your (whiteboard) code?
@KingOfHypocrites Check my comment to David's answer, the question is really about not sacrificing the structure (and algorithmic properties) of code due the inability to check everything with a hardware "run" (be it compilation for semicolons or tests for logics).
May
29
asked WinRT: How usable will it be?
May
29
comment Does it make sense to write build scripts in C++?
@jk a metascipt (in assembly, of course)
May
18
comment Whiteboard “testing” during an interview: legitimate way to back up your (whiteboard) code?
Thanks for the input, seems, it's right about what I was thinking when asking the question -- one can really stuck in a whiteboard code not knowing if it is (already) correct, and having no means to "actually" check it. A tricky solution -- write a whiteboard test! ;)
May
5
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
21
awarded  Yearling
Sep
20
comment Is the C programming language still used?
"All of the modern languages I have seen may interact with C". And these two interact with C#: 1).. 2).. . ;))
Aug
7
comment Can anyone recommend a good resource for finding SQL Server training?
sql-ex.ru/?Lang=1 is a very good free training resource (just try it).
Jul
23
comment Should a developer have fast-typing skill?
@Tomalak Geret'kal unless they've got only two fingers ("Ya know son, in the old days one was to be very careful when feeding that Mark-2 punch-card machines..") :)
Jul
21
comment Does single inheritance limit what we can do with generalisation?
So any woman from PrettyWhiteWoman and up in your hierarchy is effectively ..dressless?!
Jul
16
comment Software Engineer VS “Harder” Jobs
Huh, what a story! ("Exhausted? That lazy bum!") ;)
Jul
9
comment So what *did* Alan Kay really mean by the term “object-oriented”?
Ah, thanks then.
Jul
8
comment Learning Java in a couple of days and preparing interview presentation
But.. if he was a C++ expert, grabbing JVM/javac sources and reading into some in-depth mail-list debates would give him a decent chance to pass through almost any junior-level language questions they will be asking (not library ones, of course!). Oh, just found the same suggestion from @Antonio2011a, and @crazy2be even says he did it (and passed the exam, not even an interview), so..
Jul
6
comment So what *did* Alan Kay really mean by the term “object-oriented”?
But what is "message oriented" then? (I can think of async calls (possibly), but don't actually know any language not implementing more-or-less "normal" methods; there's a thing about return values, also, but this can be tricked with sort-of 'ref'/'out' parameters or something like that)
Jun
28
comment What is the best C++ interview question?
@Anna Lear Hmm, not sure.. Let's test it: EDIT. Yep, possibly ;) Thanks.
Jun
17
comment What is the best C++ interview question?
@Gary Rowe Never mind, that was fun to read. (But how did E D I T (spelled without whitespaces) in my comment turned into a link to editing the answer??)
Jun
17
comment What is the best C++ interview question?
So, the (almost truly evil) sequence points have made it into C# too. Horror!! edit Or, stay, this question is about C++ and that about C#, so that's not it.. Or is it?
Jun
7
comment Do some programmers know some secrets that we others don't?
Can that be some dirty secrets??
Jun
7
comment How Do Computers Work?
+1, just Ctrl-F for "Petzold" brings the answer I was pretty sure was there ;)
May
3
comment How was programming done 20 years ago?
@Click Upvote Scientific, military, space, engineering, etc -- everything funded by the state itself, obviously -- or at least it was that way in my country (USSR) back then.