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Jul
30
comment How can I transfer my own ipa--hello world— from itunes on Mac to iphone?
Right now, you can't install it on your own device without a developer account. As of iOS 9, you will be able to.
Jul
29
comment Should I download scripts from a CDN or bundle everything into one script?
Combining the files reduces the number of requests, which can speed download. Pulling the files from a CDN that is widely used improves the chance that the files will already be present in the user's cache from visiting other sites. If they haven't, though, they'll get slowed down from additional DNS and HTTP requests. `
Jul
24
comment What are the layers of modern full-stack development?
Our full stack includes COBOL on zOS, CORBA, IBM MQ, three different service layers, three different presentation layers, a few different midrange database systems.... no, there's no definitive answer.
Jul
3
comment Why mustn't anyone read Herbert Schildt Books?
My summary of the link is "If you ignore the C standard of the time and reinterpret Schildt's work at the time, you can learn things which will work on at least some compilers. And there have been updates which purport to fix things. And crazy political digressions. And Hitler."
Jun
26
answered If I have two developer license accounts with Apple, can I easily switch between the two for app development and publishing?
Jun
20
comment Standardization across an organization: Good or Bad?
Unfortunately, standards become ossified. For example, "VS2008 is the standard, and nobody can upgrade to VS2010 until we have the budget and time to upgrade everything and retrain everyone." This is why the company I work for is still transitioning from Windows XP to Windows 7 (scheduled to be complete this year).
May
5
comment Are you allowed to “copy” the GUI/Features of another application
Incidentally, Lotus vs. Borland found that copying a menu structure for compatibility was allowed.
Feb
1
comment Software development - The industry & general trends / Bad practices
At least they're using svn! I'd expect a place like that to have a shared folder!
Oct
18
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Oct
12
suggested rejected edit on Applications using GPL code and run-time libraries of proprietary IDEs
Oct
11
comment Applications using GPL code and run-time libraries of proprietary IDEs
GPLv2 does have an exception: However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not include anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the executable.
Sep
22
answered Is there a technical reason why you can't develop iOS apps on a Linux computer?
Sep
21
comment Why don't developers make installation wizards on linux?
Well, the developers just have to care about building a proper package for every single distribution they want to support, so they will need one or more different RPMs, debs, build scripts for ports, etc. Package managers are great, but trying to support all the systems as a developer is hard. That's why most of the people maintaining packages for distros are not actually the upstream developers.
Sep
16
comment Using SVN with multiple developers but without creating branches
Enterprise costs are higher (although I think enterprises bring it upon themselves). Our TCO cost for SAN is $7/GB.
Sep
16
comment Using SVN with multiple developers but without creating branches
One important thing: Branches in SVN do not take up extra space. "Subversion's repository has a special design. When you copy a directory, you don't need to worry about the repository growing huge—Subversion doesn't actually duplicate any data. Instead, it creates a new directory entry that points to an existing tree."
Sep
3
comment Why is (f . l) not allowed and equal to (apply f l)?
Are you asking why scheme doesn't do argument destructuring, or why it doesn't allow the syntax which looks like a dotted pair to apply functions?
Aug
28
comment Are C static libraries frowned upon?
@Doval, your point is exceptionally demonstrated in the zlib , libjpeg, and openssl bugs.
Aug
28
comment Are C static libraries frowned upon?
Dynamic libraries on pretty much every OS out there these days are paged in by demand. Only the pages actually being used are in memory. If multiple applications are using the same functionality, they will share the memory and use less than the static library case. If multiple apps are using different functionality in the same library, both sets of functionality will be paged in, having approximately the same impact as the static approach.
Aug
25
comment Changelog in Comments Versus Source Control Log
FWIW, I've always been a big fan of using source control to look at change history, especially with tools that give per-line annotate or blame output. The teams I've worked with, once the expectation that details were in SC and not in the file, adjusted to looking there.
Aug
21
comment How to avoid being forked into oblivion by a more powerful contributor?
The MIT license was originally written for the X Window System, and was written to allow companies to fork it and include it in their for-sale proprietary products.