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Jul
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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
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asked Equality between arity and degree concepts in relational theory
Jul
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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?
Jul
6
comment I'm forced to write bad code. How do I save my face?
+1 I strongly agree with this answer. I'd upvote you twice.
Jul
5
comment Standards for reading code out loud?
Just for curiosity, why do you read code aloud? I think I never did it
Jul
5
comment Promotion or De-motivation
I read the first few pages of Mastery after I saw your answer and it seems like an interesting book. Nice suggestion.
Jul
5
comment How to gradually improve on an old IBM Host C++ framework
+1 for "avoid JNI, RPC and CORBA as they will dump you in a world of pain"
Jul
5
answered Unusual languages for numerical analysis
Jul
2
comment Is it worth writing a memory error detection tool for C++ these days?
Parasoft also has a tool with this kind of functionality. Purify in my experience chokes on large code bases (and it's just a pain to use, too much false positives also).
Jul
2
comment Is it worth writing a memory error detection tool for C++ these days?
It's difficult to know without complete information if you have a viable business plan or not. I'd suggest you to read the book "Blue Ocean Strategy", do some market research (using Porter Five Forces), and perform some competitive analysis. If you still believe after this that you have a viable product, do go for it. Usually universities also offers entrepreneur training programs that can help with this, check with a local University. You're lucky to be in India which is a hot market on it's own and is also near to the Chinese market. Best wishes!
Jul
2
comment Is it worth writing a memory error detection tool for C++ these days?
@ammilind I know (because of your description). I cited static analysis tools because I know it exists as a viable market. Look at companies like Klockwork. There's also a couple companies selling MISRA compliance tools (if you got a parser that good, you can sell this too).
Jul
2
comment Is it worth writing a memory error detection tool for C++ these days?
There's a great deal of commercial C++ static analysis tools out there, so a market for sure exists. If you will be able to compete and win some market share is more a business question than a programming one.