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


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!
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.
Oct
23
comment Visual studio for Windows XP
Why are you developing in XP? Is it your target, or do you just not want to upgrade to 7?
Oct
18
comment Why are Java servers so scarce and costly?
I can't see PHP replacing Java. PHP itself is in dire need of replacement. They're BOTH heading the way of COBOL at this point.
Oct
18
comment Why are Java servers so scarce and costly?
Bad question, faulty assumptions.
Oct
16
comment Are there such thing as assembly SDK's?
I've still got my copy of SA 2.0 at home. Excellent library, I didn't make super heavy use of it back in the day, but the parts I needed really helped speed up development work! Just thinking about it makes me want to drag my old 8088 machine out of the closet and start hacking on it again! :-)
Oct
15
comment Hiring developers - listing IDE as a requirement?
@StevenBurnap Eclipse might be a good example of one where experience would be a benefit. Does everything you need, but it's so counterintuitive to use that it takes people a LOOONG time to get up to speed on it.
Oct
10
comment Is it the job of a developer to suggest IT requirements?
This. The IT team has no idea how demanding your app may be. Without that knowledge, providing a server is a stab in the dark. If they don't know and have to provide a server, you're usually going to get something monstrously oversized as they don't want to undersize. Unless, of course, there's no budget, then you'll get stuck on the tiny server and blamed for every performance problem they ever have.
Oct
4
comment How long can a programmer concentrate in a day?
Once you get past all that, about 6 hours seems to be the average "useful" coding time per day.
Oct
3
comment Is the creator of a piece of software bound by the license he gives it?
Hence why some consider the GPL a "virus" that "contaminates" everything downstream. :-)
Oct
3
answered Why would an employer ask for a 'long' code sample?
Oct
3
comment Why most use Cygwin and not Uwin?
Hard to use something one has never heard of, and well, Uwin is virtually unknown in the community.
Sep
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
30
comment Windows 8 development in Mac
No, iOS development requires a Mac and OS X licensing doesn't allow for VMs on on Mac hardware. I have a Mac off to the side that I VNC into (from my Windows box) for my iOS development needs.
Aug
8
comment Is it wise to be going back and forth between two programming languages?
I'm not sure how anyone could be an effective programmer at all without using at least 3 languages on a regular basis.
Aug
7
answered Do you generally keep your “scratch code”? What's the best way of keeping past ideas organized?
Aug
2
answered Working on multiple things at work?
Aug
1
answered Biggest obstacles to working on a group project