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Oct
22
comment How to teach Exception Handling for New Programmers?
-2 now, are you guys nuts?? [yes, I'll be leaving these comments until the next passing by programming god explains why the heck this is a bad answer, esp. given it's freaking complete sources-wise (and thus, damn you, quite to the point! :))]
Aug
8
comment Is partial classes modern Subject-Oriented programming?
The last suggestion was actually quite doc-y ;)
Aug
7
comment Are unit tests really that useful?
-1 as this proves nothing, and also leaves a false feeling of security in the absence of unit-tests ;)
Aug
6
comment Does cohesion really reduce coupling?
and don't believe any of what you're told, btw -- before you have explained it yourself with mathematical strictness :)
Aug
6
comment Does cohesion really reduce coupling?
one interesting discussion is: youtube.com/watch?v=hd0v72pD1MI (some Kent Beck inside!)
Aug
6
comment How do you learn to take a more OO approach to problems?
Knew that! G'luck, mr. Lowe! :)
Aug
6
comment What is the functional-programming alternative to an interface?
Make it simple: a struct containing those method pointers, plus a function to initialize it from an object instance. Why Haskell? ;)
Aug
6
comment First of the The Ten Commandments for C++ Programmers by Steve Oualline correctly transcribed?
Now you have: dsi.fceia.unr.edu.ar/downloads/informatica/info_II/c++.../… (2nd link in google, must be legal, right?)
Aug
6
comment How do you learn to take a more OO approach to problems?
I remember you were also writing one of your own. Right? :)
Oct
19
comment Ruby on rails not popular in big international IT companies?
big international companies stick to java-on-jails, you know :)
Sep
10
comment General programming techniques to speed up coding time
On RAD: Delphi 6 will be the best bet then, possibly.
Sep
10
comment General programming techniques to speed up coding time
Downvoted with an index finger :)
Jul
29
comment Are there any GUI or user interface design patterns?
As often, the closed ones are the most interesting (if not even most helpful sometimes).
Jun
7
comment How can a Right-Brainer Deal with Massive Left-Brainer Code?
@FrankShearar Sometimes it's like surgery done in the toilet ;(
Jun
3
comment What defines an encapsulation properly?
Another thing is, using several objects together is plain easier when their contracts are more compact -- since the (conceptual) complexity of the code is a "multiplication" of the complexities of those contracts. Of course, in each context there is a limit on "encapsulation level" of the objects involved -- you must still be able to fulfill the given task in the client code, or the (perfectly encapsulated) objects/classes used are ..useless.
Jun
3
comment What defines an encapsulation properly?
Strangely enough, this is still downvoted (while being quite correct) ;) To add, one can expose even the (interrelated) internals of a class' instance, if he obliges the user of the class to maintain respective relationships "by hand" -- it's nothing (conceptually or practically) wrong with having such a contract. But if the object can fulfill the same role with less being known about its proper usage (i.e. conforming to a "smaller" contract), that makes it possible to change the internals w/o changing the client code. That's one thing about encapsulation.
Jun
2
comment When too much encapsulation was reached
+1, Yep, purism for-the-sake-of-itself (when you pay for it, but it does not pay you) is just wasteful. The purism to always be pursued is in cost/quality/etc outcome optimization. And the latter purism dicatates abandoning the former one. :|
Jun
2
comment When too much encapsulation was reached
Have you read Holub on Java getters/setters, btw? A classic (and very insightful) rant!
May
29
comment WinRT: How usable will it be?
OK, thanks again. But, one more foloow-up question then: is there (in your view/judging from experience) a modern OS which is hands-down better in this regard? QNX? BSD (from media/rumours it looks like they kind of succeed at keeping it rather clean)?
May
29
comment What kind of task should I expect In a PHP job interview?
...And if they want to press it really hard, they can ask about the precise semantics of passing by reference (and storing references in arrays), which nobody who is almost never understood by those coding PHP the cowboy wae ;)