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Old school. Been around since the days of the Big Iron 3090s. Programmed everything from mainframes to pocket calculators. I go everywhere on motorcycles and am constantly hassled by my cats for somewhere to sleep.


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awarded  Commentator
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comment How to convince/prove my manager that a rewriting is needed rather than a refactoring
It all comes down to the developers. A total rewrite can work if the developers know exactly what to do and can do it in a practical time scale. Refactoring can also work on the same basis. However I've seen far more code messes created by bad or aborted refactoring because the developers didn't have the time or self discipline. Self discipline is the is the one key factor when refactoring. Too many programmers don't have it.
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awarded  Organizer
Feb
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answered How to convince/prove my manager that a rewriting is needed rather than a refactoring
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
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asked Upgrading an app to support iOS5, 6 and 7
Mar
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answered Throwing an exception inside finally
Feb
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answered Good platform to teach Programming 101?
Jan
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answered throwing runtime exception in Java application
Jan
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answered How can I present some printed Visual Basic source code in an aesthetically pleasing manner?
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answered What is the business cost of anemic domain model
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answered are programmers more forgiving of buggy software?
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awarded  Yearling
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answered What do you do with coder's block?
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answered Methods for systematically researching technologies to use in a project?
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answered Organisation of Application Development Team Wiki?
Aug
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comment NSNotificationCenter vs. Protocol
Absolutely correct IMHO
Aug
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answered Extreme Programming - documenting implementation?
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answered Which programming designs leads to more problems?
Aug
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comment OAuth2 flow - does the server validate with the Auth server?
Thanks for that, an interesting read. My requirements are rather simple in that I want to allow an iOS app to authenticate with google, twitter, facebook, etc, pass some form of authorisation to my server and have my server validate it and enable access to resources. The problem has proved more complex than I anticipated due to the complexities of understanding how this works and what I have to do where.