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Software Engineer with table manners


Dec
3
comment How to minimize merge conflicts when using non-lock VCS like git?
some git merge horrors explained: stackoverflow.com/questions/20358933/…
Oct
17
comment Structuring an input file
what are the benefits of XML if his data is not hierarchical? i.e. if all can fit in a simple 2D table format, why not put it in a flat file, delimited with something (comma, tab, etc)
Oct
9
comment Is it reasonable to insist on reproducing every defect before diagnosing and fixing it?
whoever downvoted and requested closure, i would appreciate some reasoning, thanks.
Oct
9
comment Is it reasonable to insist on reproducing every defect before diagnosing and fixing it?
"Reproducing the bug, and fixing it and then demonstrating that the solution prevents the bug from reoccurring - that is where it should end." -- my point exactly
Feb
6
comment Web application (Spring, JSF) forks, how to reuse existing code for subprojects?
do you implement component model and SoC? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_model en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_concerns. if so, i would not concern myself with what MIGHT be needed in the future and dump all COMMON COMPONENTS into the API and gradually, as the need arises for customizing a previously common component, move it into the forks. again, don't concern yourself with what MIGHT be needed in the future, start with what's needed today.
Feb
6
comment Web application (Spring, JSF) forks, how to reuse existing code for subprojects?
By isolating a common, core API into its own project and using it as a library for each fork
Jan
31
comment Multithreading synchronization interview question: Find n words given m threads
i get it @Blrfl. it's kind of like i need to verify you know how to use tool X but was too lazy or sloppy to design an authentic application use case scenario that genuinely warrants the use of that tool so i just grabbed whatever was first at hand and pigeonholed my example into it sloppily. frankly, if i were asked that in an interview, i'd call him out on it and probably wouldn't wanna work with someone sloppy and halfast like that
Jan
31
comment Multithreading synchronization interview question: Find n words given m threads
if "each thread should print one word and give the control to next thread", that sounds like serial work, i.e. one thread is waiting for the previous one to finish and it's like passing a relay. why not just make it a single-threaded app in that case?
Jan
31
comment What's a good strategy for managing static data in an SOA?
can you have a comprehensive config REST call with all the static data that you load once when the application starts? rather than calling them every time you need it.
Jan
18
comment Frustration with Java Swing layout managers
@msell, that may be a solution for my frustrations. is that part of Google API?
Jan
18
comment Frustration with Java Swing layout managers
in that case the X,Y can be percentages on the X and Y coords so the position changes with the window size. E.g. if you wanted it to be in the middle, you'd set 50,50 etc.
Dec
17
comment Simple dependency tree diagram generator
dude, the bureaucracy is huge. they will find every excuse possible. graphviz.org will do
Dec
17
comment Simple dependency tree diagram generator
i agree, i love trees. i'm a data tree hugger. as much as i would love to write a tool like that myself, it wouldn't feel right to reinvent the wheel. the answer below seems to be exactly what i need
Nov
30
comment Is there a quick and practical (hands on) way to learn another programming language?
always there are exceptions
Nov
30
comment How to sell logistical procedures that require less time to perform but more finesse?
indeed, it is. thank you
Nov
29
comment How to sell logistical procedures that require less time to perform but more finesse?
it required some lower level functionality i couldn't or at least didn't know how to do in shell. all of our machines have perl, that is the least of the problem -- the problem is the more abstract paradigm of doing the job instead of the old way that is more immediate but far more time consuming. it is the "who moved my cheese" type of situation, not shell vs. perl
Nov
29
comment How to sell logistical procedures that require less time to perform but more finesse?
initially, i was gonna use plain shell (lowest common denominator) but i couldn't quite accomplish what i was trying to do. Perl is the least of my worries though.
Nov
27
comment What programming languages exist for mechatronics purposes?
somewhat related: stackoverflow.com/questions/5616237/…
Nov
27
comment What's special about currying or partial application?
is currying something specific to groovy or applicable across languages?
Nov
27
comment Use decorator and factory together to extend objects?
Rows (that belong to Column) ??