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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Civic Duty
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awarded  Enthusiast
Oct
15
answered Is it wrong or bad to use autocomplete?
Oct
11
comment Can a small team enter .NET world while most of them are working on OpenSource languages?
Windows file permissions always seem odd to native linux users. I've heard that programmers from Unix/Solaris/Linux environments always write code that creates files with incorrect permissions under Windows. The odd case-insensitive file naming under Windows causes people to overlook problems. Default exclusive file access can cause programs to block, and unix types will miss that at first. Lack of parent/child relationship among processes can cause conceptual problems. Explict volumes ("Drive letters") can cause some hangups.
Oct
11
answered Can a small team enter .NET world while most of them are working on OpenSource languages?
Oct
11
answered Is hungarian notation a workaround for languages with insufficiently-expressive (i.e. Haskell-style) static typing?
Oct
9
answered Could it be more efficient for systems in general to do away with Stacks and just use Heap for memory management?
Oct
7
comment Is it wrong to take code you have produced at work and re-use it for personal projects?
Bravo for answering on an ethical, rather than legal, basis. Remember: the whole of morality in not contained by the law. Also, in the USA at least, The Law has come unstuck from reality and society. The Law and Lawyers seem to actively work against the greater good.
Oct
5
answered Are operators just “special” methods?
Sep
28
answered Are Quines useful as anything more than a programming puzzle?
Sep
26
answered Why is PHP so frequently used on web servers?
Sep
14
comment Is there a fundamental reason for keeping file systems and versioning systems separate?
It was rumored that ODS-2 (the original VMS filesystem) had version numbers so as to allow DEC to sell more disks.
Sep
2
comment What are the most relevant books on software task estimation for individuals?
Not to speak ill of the dead, but "Where's all his code?" is usually meant as "Where is all the great software Humphrey produced himself using PSP?" The rise of open source software could have given Humphrey a bully pulpit for PSP. Yet we don't see anything at all he wrote. Maybe he didn't practice what he preached since he wasn't one of the people he was preaching too, but folks like Donald Knuth, Rob Pike, all manage to have a body of sotware out there.
Sep
2
comment What are the most relevant books on software task estimation for individuals?
Two common criticisms of Watts Humphrey's PSP: 1. So, where's all his code? 2. PSP seems designed to take all the fun out of programming. Geoffrey Phipps used PSP to good effect in Comparing Observed Bug and Productivity Rates for Java and C++, however (citeseer.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.97.7580).
Aug
31
comment Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
You folks need to read and comprehend the paper. A simple spreadsheet macro doesn't have a chance of estimating correctly. Software is math, and mathematical systems are sometimes subject to a little problem known as incompleteness. I guarantee you that the manager in question is fooling him or herself, and that the macro's results do not correlate with reality.
Aug
31
answered Web application development security best practices
Aug
31
answered Should a developer accept a workload estimation done by a Excel macro?
Aug
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awarded  Editor
Aug
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revised Further writings by Rob Pike on software complexity and design
Add update about Rob Pike's blog.