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Mar
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comment Introducing functional programming constructs in non-functional programming languages
+1 for last paragraph
Oct
27
awarded  Yearling
May
27
comment Software License: Open Source, but no distribution (for free or for profit)
"I suggest you stop trying to craft a overly protective license": it's his work, he doesn't have to share it if he doesn't want to.
May
24
comment How do you tell if advice from a senior developer is bad?
Are you sure you're objective? It sounds like you're sympathizing with the senior.
May
24
comment How do you tell if advice from a senior developer is bad?
@Martin: Or the senior's advice was really bad.
Apr
26
answered How can I get free artwork for my free software?
Apr
17
comment Is programming in Python faster than in C, C++ or Java?
You might be interested in this article: citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/…
Mar
14
answered Ever taught yourself drawing/art skills?
Feb
24
comment What are the main programmers web sites in other countries?
I also wanted to add siteduzero.com to your list. I know it's not professional, but for one thing almost everyone knows it, and for another it's really amazing at explaining programming to complete beginners.
Feb
24
comment What are the main programmers web sites in other countries?
I agree with what you are saying only partially. Knowing English is needed to be a competent programmer; but you can find quality content in every language.
Feb
24
comment Self Documenting Code Vs. Commented Code
@Matt: If the definition really is GetFileExtension($image_name), I would expect it to do something at least vaguely related to images. Why wouldn't it be called GetFileExtension($file_name), if it didn't check the type?
Feb
24
revised Self Documenting Code Vs. Commented Code
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Feb
24
answered Self Documenting Code Vs. Commented Code
Feb
23
comment Is it possible to measure if someone is a 'good' programmer?
"yet everyone on the team knows who they are": I seriously doubt your "prima donna" knows they're a prima donna. It really sounds like your personnal opinion about your colleagues to me, not at all like a measure done by the team as a whole.
Feb
18
answered Am I making the right decision to take Information technology/system as my course in college?
Feb
9
comment How to tell your boss that his programming style is really bad?
@Frustrated: even when programming is done in French it's considered bad style to use accented letters in variables or methods names.
Feb
7
answered experience: coding on netbooks
Feb
4
comment How to handle coworker with “obsessive refactoring disorder”
I don't think you should let anyone do as they please with the code base. That's why we work as a team, to make quality software; you can't just let someone assume they are always right and their changes are always good, because they will end up making mistakes. Also, social skills can and should be learned, and "you'll find programmers like that everywhere" is not an excuse for behaving like a child.
Feb
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awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
1
comment What should I know about C++?
Oh, alright, thank you for clarifying.