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Jun
15
comment Is it worth Learning XML as a web developer when JSON is better for AJAX?
Surely you mean AJAJ? The X in AJAX stands for XML.
Jun
14
answered What's the deal with programming languages as strict job requirements?
Jun
14
comment Why would you use vi/vim
faster or easier than what?
Jun
1
comment Why are programming salaries higher than most other common “educated” careers?
Also, someone with a first degree in Computer Science could just as well move into Law.
Jun
1
answered Why are programming salaries higher than most other common “educated” careers?
Jun
1
answered How to implement only a part of an interface
May
25
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May
19
answered If your unit test code “smells” does it really matter?
May
18
answered Why to let / not let developers test their own work
May
17
answered Is writing dead code useful?
May
17
comment Is writing dead code useful?
There is an infinity of stuff I don't want my program to do. How do you decide what to put in the else branch?
Apr
9
comment When is it appropriate to not unit test?
@Ken Pespisa, It's definitely quicker - write the code based on whether you think it's 0 or 1, run it, fix it if needed. Most of the time, you'll be right and you'd have skipped having to look it up, if you are wrong, you know within 10 seconds.
Apr
8
answered When is it appropriate to not unit test?
Apr
8
comment Techniques for parsing XML
@TMN, that sounds like one of those phantom requirements: "Of course all of our documents are only about 100KB, and the biggest we've seen is 1MB, but you never know what the future holds, so we should keep our options open and build for infinitely big documents"
Apr
8
answered Techniques for parsing XML
Mar
24
answered Software license for commercial/free software
Mar
17
comment Should if statments be in inner or outer method?
Whenever I see a phrase like "This needs to expand to many more...", I immediately think "This should be a loop".
Mar
17
comment Should if statments be in inner or outer method?
Although I disagree with you about Function hell, your solution is (IMHO) the correct one, and the one that would arise from proper application of Clean Code & SRP.
Mar
15
comment How was programming done 20 years ago?
With a needle and a steady hand: xkcd.com/378
Mar
11
comment How to teach computer science?
That burger analogy sounds more like iteration.