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Just another nobody out in the world, banging out some code from time to time...


Apr
8
comment Reasons NOT to use JSF
Huh. If you can't handle JSF, what will you use? JSF is the lightweight, easy way to do things on the web (which is why I use it... I don't have time to learn all the stuff to do it the other ways mentioned!). As far as the output stuff, the only complaint I ever hear is about the use of tables. And in that regard the new thinking is that they're just fine. The old school way was to avoid tables at all costs, due to the way they were abused, but time has reversed that "best practice".
Apr
3
comment Is Groovy going away?
I've run across a local shop using Groovy now! However, I've still yet to meet anyone that uses Grails.
Mar
8
comment Extreme Programming Daily Commits
I'm always amazed that there are people that don't commit multiple times per day. Making small changes and merging repeatedly is the best way to avoid horrible debugging sessions in the future.
Mar
7
comment Is memory management in programming becoming an irrelevant concern?
I disagree with Jeff O. Mobile device capability is exploding so fast that I expect we'll very soon end up in the same boat as PCs (with having RAM and processing to spare). That's a good thing. Higher level development makes it faster & easier to knock out useful apps, but at the cost of RAM and processing.
Feb
25
answered When would you need “hundreds of thousands” of threads?
Feb
7
comment If I hire you for “a day”, how many hours are expected?
In my region of the USA, when a salaried worker goes in for "1 day", 9 hours of physical presence with 0.5 hour of lunch is the typical expectation.
Feb
4
answered git: having separate folder for development, why?
Jan
25
comment Is Groovy going away?
Looking around, nobody I know uses Groovy these days and there aren't any Groovy job listings being advertised in my area. So, sure doesn't look good for it. I'm sure it's in use, but it's not a mainstream technology around here.
Jan
16
comment Developing on a production server
Sometimes it's a requirement. Such as shops that license expensive software and don't have the budget for a second copy just for dev work.
Jan
11
comment What are the Advantages of a “Combined” Getter/Setter VS Individual Methods?
I used to like the get/set split method (thinking it made the code more "obvious"), but I'm finding the overloaded getter/setter pattern more attractive these days. It can make the code cleaner. I've never found myself liking Mr. Fowler's compromise. It seems to me that it's the worst of both worlds.
Jan
8
comment Should your best programmers have to check everyone else's code into source control?
@Doc Brown - One could argue that, but you'd be just plain wrong. :-)
Jan
7
comment Should your best programmers have to check everyone else's code into source control?
This. If you're committing without unit and build tests, having a code review requirement is an imperfect bandage.
Dec
3
comment Test driven vs Business requirements constant changing
I just thought that was normal. When (which is only part of the time) I do TDD I find that I spend way more time writing tests than production code since the conditions keep changing. Doesn't mean it's not useful. Just means you get to write a lot more tests...
Nov
29
comment C Language - K&R 1st vs 2nd Edition?
I loved the first edition of K&R, but it went into recycling a long while ago when I realized it was of no practical use in the world with the second edition (and ANSI C) being the standard. At this point, I don't recall if I even have my second edition book anymore... The compilers I used had so many proprietary extensions that the reference for the exact compiler was all I ever used in practice...
Nov
29
answered Tablets Running IDEs
Nov
20
comment Why aren't more desktop apps written with Qt?
OP: Bash away, you certainly wouldn't be the only one that's not a big fan of Qt... :-)
Nov
9
comment Why does Java use UTF-16 for internal string representation?
That's life in the software world, you have to make choices without having all the data, and when you're wrong you get to live with the consequences for a long time. :-)
Nov
6
comment Monitor screen size and programming ease
2 monitors of the 1900ish to 1000ish range are a realistic minimum. However, the maximum is very similar. Same resolution, but 3 of them. More monitors than that (or higher resolutions) and I start misplacing windows and start wasting time trying to find things!
Nov
5
answered Java Communications API
Oct
25
comment What did programmers do before variable scope, where everything is global?
Just wasn't a major issue back then for most of us. Our applications weren't big enough to matter. RAM and drive space constraints kept things small enough that globals were a non-issue.