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Dec
4
comment Why isn't rich code formatting more common?
@greegit: editors don't leave color information in the source files when they are done with them, they don't have to leave other formatting marks, they can regenerate them on demand. There is no fundamental difference between syntax highlighting and syntax formatting. If tools can make spiffy class diagrams and UML diagrams from source code automatically, a tool sure could bold stuff from time to time.
Dec
3
answered Why isn't rich code formatting more common?
Dec
3
comment Why isn't rich code formatting more common?
That's not necessarily true. If editors can do syntax highlighting, it sure can do syntax "bolding" or syntax "font-sizing", etc.
Nov
22
comment Where can I find inspiration for a good user interface?
One thing to consider about the minimization of clicks and keystrokes is the cost of each click when thinking. People will typically prefer making several clicks that are nearly mindless than one that takes some consideration. Obviously, fewer mindless clicks are better than several mindless clicks though. This principle is discussed a bit in Don't Make me think.
Nov
10
awarded  Great Answer
Nov
10
comment Is it normal to think about a design problem for days with no code written?
@Morons: it doesn't matter what you say, what matters is what people hear, and people heard you say that what the OP is doing is wrong.
Nov
8
answered What options are there if an SVN repository becomes unavailable?
Nov
8
comment One stop shop for good coding practices and performance tips?
If a "one stop shop" actually existed, then sites like this or stack overflow would not.
Nov
8
answered increasing productivity - mastering a language vs. selecting efficient tools
Oct
31
comment What keywords are important to speedup the code in C++?
If it's not big, is it even a problem? Are your cpu time savings going to offset your programmer time costs?
Oct
31
answered Using a SetProperty method to prevent accidental changes to a property
Oct
28
awarded  Yearling
Oct
3
comment Is it better to use pre-existing bad practices, or good practices that don't fit well with old code?
As a developer you should know the danger of absolute statements.
Sep
30
comment How to translate a German Desktop App into English one
Sollen Sie Deutsch lernen! Deutsch ist viel Spaß. german.stackexchange.com
Sep
29
comment Do some languages make it easier to build graphically-intensive GUIs?
A language doesn't influence whether it is good for GUI development. Its available libraries and tooling is what decides that.
Sep
6
comment Should development methods squash a developer's individualism?
That's pretty bad that your class is teaching the Waterfall method, which is a canonical example of a bad processes for software development.
Aug
25
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
19
comment Is thinking out loud during an interview really the best strategy?
You just need practice. If they jump in, politely tell them to wait until you are finished.
Aug
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
11
comment How far should I take email address validation when the cost of bad emails is high?
Can you not call them before you roll out to their house?