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Jul
13
comment Cover Flow license issues?
@Jerry Anyway, the question cannot be adequately answered without a patent attorney and, probably, without contacting Apple and asking about their IP licensing policy.
Jul
13
comment Cover Flow license issues?
Apple has a patent on it (patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/…). You might want to contact a lawyer for guidance and/or Apple for licensing.
Jul
13
comment How can an amateur programmer get past their boundaries when formal educational resources are not available?
@biloon Where I went to study (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), you could get an internship or a RA after the third semester. I don't know if this is an option to you, but I really advise you to. IMHO, you want a lot to learn and, without guidance, all this energy just ends up bouncing from knowledge area to knowledge area, without focus. I had the same problem. A boss and deadlines are the best thing to give one focus. Don't you have a faculty member that you like most? You can talk to he or she for guidance. Most professors will be really glad to meet a motivated student.
Jul
12
comment How do you remember numerous API?
I just forget them all and Google the API documentation when I need :)
Jul
12
comment Questions about what professional C++ programming is like
+1 Really on the point. About the last paragraph, the first time I really took the time to read calmly a boost library I left the office with a really sad feeling: I didn't know C++ at all :( The Alexandrescu book was very nice in this respect, it's probably the greatest reference on how to write contemporary C++ code.
Jul
12
comment How can an amateur programmer get past their boundaries when formal educational resources are not available?
@biloon I don't know how old you are but I assume you're very young. Some things come with age and experience. Work habits (cooperating, organization, and so on) comes mostly from work experience itself than college and formal education, in my humble experience. If you're in college, look for a research assistentship or an internship. It might help you.
Jul
12
answered Questions about what professional C++ programming is like
Jul
12
answered MASS equivalent for intel compilers and architectures
Jul
11
comment On developing deep programming knowledge
@Job Yes, I agree that source availability is not the (only) answer to this question (this is why I commented on it, not answered). I just believe that having source code available makes it easier to have a deeper understanding of a library/framework/so on. I agree with you that this particular example would be hard or impossible to find when debugging, even with the source at hand. Others might be more feasible.
Jul
11
comment On developing deep programming knowledge
I think this is particularly where open source software shines. It's nice to be able to step into the framework/system/libraries all the way down. I used to have a way better understand of framework internals back when I worked with Qt than when I was working with WinForms.
Jul
10
comment Why do my java programs run faster in eclipse than in BlueJ?
Did you measure this or is just a subjective impression?
Jul
9
comment Equality between arity and degree concepts in relational theory
Thank you, Kevin.
Jul
9
accepted Equality between arity and degree concepts in relational theory
Jul
9
asked Equality between arity and degree concepts in relational theory
Jul
9
awarded  Deputy
Jul
8
comment Great companies using FPA as cost estimation
Since you're Brazilian too, Petrobras used to employ FBA as a cost estimation tool. I'm not sure it still does.
Jul
7
comment Why don't relational databases support returning information in a nested format?
+1 Great answer
Jul
6
comment How do you test software that is time sensitive?
You could run this on a VM and set the system time to a convenient one like just the midnight before the day the script should run, or something like that.
Jul
6
comment What to do about team member who threatens to leave all the time and is difficult to work with?
Even if the rant is common enough to warrant answers (I agree, that's why I commented instead of just flagging) it's better to clean it up :) I'm appalled by the lack of appropriate response from your manager. Can't you escalate the issue to upper management? Best of luck :)
Jul
6
comment What to do about team member who threatens to leave all the time and is difficult to work with?
Two things: 1) You should clear this question to make it general, instead of just referring to your particular case. Not only it just reads like a rant and not a question but may be a reason for someone to close the question as "too localized". 2) He doesn't like me because I keep pushing for things like bug/issue tracking software and because I am good at my job Did he say this to you or this just what you believe?