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awarded  Commentator
Jan
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comment What are the advantages and disadvantages to using your real name online?
Exactly this. In the years since I made the concious decision to use my real name online, two more prominent Paul Butchers have appeared. If you choose a sensible unique alias, it's easier to maintain your personal brand.
Dec
23
comment Is there any reason to use C++ instead of C, Perl, Python, etc.?
Familiarity is the number 1 reason, and I'm surprised you're the first to mention it.
Dec
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comment Naming conventions: camelCase versus underscore_case ? what are your thoughts about it?
gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/emacs/Glasses.html
Dec
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answered Naming conventions: camelCase versus underscore_case ? what are your thoughts about it?
Dec
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answered Why isn't it possible to switch between header and cpp in Visual Studio?
Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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comment Correct alignment when outcommenting code
@bjarkef: In that situation, the indentation doesn't matter the tiniest bit.
Dec
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answered Correct alignment when outcommenting code
Nov
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comment What popular “best practices” are not always best, and why?
The purpose for this is so that minifiers don't screw it all up. The line breaks only work while they still exist.
Nov
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comment What popular “best practices” are not always best, and why?
That's a whole bunch of negatives that has left me rather confused as to your actual stance on singletons.
Nov
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comment Writing the minimum code to pass a unit test - without cheating!
Surely, in TDD, doing it the other way around is cheating - i.e. return 120 is the proper way. I find it quite hard to make myself do that, and not race ahead and start writing the factorial calculation.
Nov
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comment How to write “good” unit tests?
I've seen that smell before.
Nov
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comment IDE Generated Code
Whatever it is, the language does add it when you request it - that's what programming is.
Nov
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answered In a resume, what all constitutes a Programming Language
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awarded  Teacher
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answered If one is to learn a new programming language each year, what should the list be?
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