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Apr
18
comment Encyption for passwords in config file?
@RobY: because then he could not decrypt them and use them to connect. Using asymmetric encryption would require support on the external services end.
Apr
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
18
answered Which one of these answers regarding functions is incorrect?
Apr
17
answered What is the difference between programming for microcontrollers and programming for embedded systems?
Apr
16
comment When is it worth NOT using a Factory?
Don't go crazy and have everything be some super ridiculous abstract system, you'll often be solving non-existant problems and in the process creating new problems for no benefit. Consumers of factories need to know details of the factories too, in many situations using a factory just adds an unnecessary layer of abstraction over the constructor.
Apr
15
comment Are VB.NET and C#.NET projects created from Microsoft Visual Studio “Open Source” safe?
@Magus: that's not strictly true, otherwise GPL software would be forbidden on Windows.
Apr
9
comment Kibibtye or Kilobyte to represent 1024 bytes
"we can't forever be stuck in our old ways". Oh, yes you can.
Apr
2
comment What is the benefit of Continuous Integration over make?
Jenkins is not a replacement for make. It is a complement.
Mar
31
comment When is it beneficial to not use utf-8?
New? 1993 isn't exactly new.
Mar
31
comment Guideline for managed (C#) and native code (C++) hybrid development
Your question is too broad. The trade-off thresholds are going to be wildly different depending on the domain the software is targeting, plus the performance trade-off is usually only one of many.
Mar
27
comment Write to stdout and redirect or write directly to file?
I find a lot of the core utils and other commandline software do both, where it by default writes to stdout but provides a parameter to redirect, same with stdin vs input files.
Mar
27
comment Is declaring STL variables in a class definition too revealing?
Then you have to doubly declare all your API methods as well, and cause a bunch of hassle for absolutely no benefit.
Mar
26
answered Is declaring STL variables in a class definition too revealing?
Mar
26
comment How to Ignore Bracketing Style in Code Comparison / Diff
Run your code through a formatter before diffing it, that way you can use existing high quality diff tools.
Mar
24
comment How to deal with a personal excess of meticulousness
+1, I even find that stressing about about fairly trivial or mechanical matters is a form of procrastination: it's easy to gripe about bad whitespace, it's more difficult to gripe about the hard stuff that matters.
Mar
24
comment Does the GPL allow anyone to obtain GPL software without paying for it?
@RobertHarvey: that is true, however, if the customer distributes the binaries, then they also have to distribute the source.
Mar
21
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
21
answered Can I use GPLd code I wrote on the job as code samples without permission?
Mar
1
comment C#/C++ GUI development without drag and drop?
What is with people's beef with graphical GUI editors? GUI is an inherently graphical job, don't be afraid to use a graphical tool. It's not cheating.