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


Feb
23
comment What's the difference between “Programmer” and “Coder”?
Medical coder is the only instance I've run across coder... Programmers sometimes like to call themselves developers or even "software engineers" depending on how much of an ego boost they need that particular day, but I've never heard of them being called "coders".
Feb
6
comment Opposite term of indent
Same here, I've always heard it called outdent.
Jan
30
comment How can I defend Ruby on Rails against customers' not technical opinion?
Oh, I've been known to shoot arrows at people for picking PHP... :-)
Jan
26
comment Why isn't the Stab language more widely used?
I don't know that you'll find any technical reasons. A large part may simply be the name. It's really a poor name for a programming language. Has too many negative connotations. Combine that with a lack of marketing and you've got an instant failure.
Jan
25
answered How can I defend Ruby on Rails against customers' not technical opinion?
Jan
12
comment How old is “too old”?
Back when I was in management, I hired more people that were older than me, than people that were younger than me...
Jan
12
comment Is programming tourism a realistic possibility?
It's OK @Andrew_B, I'm with you, I'd rather be coding than sightseeing. I'm not a fan of vacations like that. I get bored really fast when sightseeing.
Dec
30
comment Are IT and software industry getting more and more litigious?
If you think it's bad now, you should have been around in the '80's. Now THAT was a seriously litigious time in the software industry!
Dec
29
comment Has the time gone to think about user with JavaScript disabled in browser?
In my experience, M is decreasing, but N is increasing. There's some fear of javascript out there that's causing people to disable it.
Dec
27
comment Examples of general purpose algorithms that have benefited from running on a GPU?
Multiple BOINC clients have GPU support. SETI@Home is another.
Dec
22
comment Code Correctness (?) Annotations for Java (and other languages)?
The null check feature was originally expected in Java 7 (the syntax was even unofficially published), however it appears to have either been deferred until Java 8 or pulled completely. Anyone know for sure that can share?
Dec
22
comment What are the disadvantages of automated testing?
The amusing thing I've found is that my bug per LOC ratio is far worse for tests than it is real code. I spend more time finding and fixing testing bugs than real ones. :-)
Dec
22
comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
I can't say for certain, but based on a rather severe bug (conflict between MS JDBC driver and the JVM) I've been fighting with recently, it appears that Apple has been using the OpenJDK. The same bug that afflicts OpenJDK, also afflicts Mac OS X Java installs, while the official Oracle builds for Solaris and Windows work fine for us. Hope Oracle's Mac OS X JVM comes out soon so we can upgrade these Macs. Earlier JVMs would also work, but Apple in their infinite wisdom doesn't allow one to roll back patches... Argh.
Dec
22
comment Why is C++ known as 'premature optimizaton'?
Sounds like the rantings of one of those deranged fools that thinks Python is a useable language. ;-) ;-)
Dec
22
comment Does Mono have a place in the enterprise world?
Had Mono been available earlier, we would have considered .Net/Mono for our environment. However, it wasn't, so now we're down the Java path. We may do some work in .Net/Mono, but the primary environment is Java and is expected to stay that way for quite some time. Being someone that works in both, I don't get the Java bashing from the C#ers. They're VERY similar. The C# language is slightly better, but the Java libraries and extra JVM languages are better. As platforms overall, they're very nearly equal. The library stuff is more important to me, so I might even give the nod to Java.
Dec
21
comment Hiring programmers for small companies?
+1 for diseconomies of scale. Far too many people blindly buy into false economies of scale without considering the alternative (that is unfortunately all too common).
Dec
21
answered Why disallow int-to-short assignment but allow multiplication and other math?
Dec
21
answered Using SVN poorly - is Mercurial the answer?
Dec
21
comment Do you find languages with indentation requirements cumbersome?
@Bryan - the subject is "Do you find languages with indentation requirements cumbersome?" Seems like it's asking about good/bad to me...
Dec
19
answered Has SSRS replaced Crystal Reports as a new standard for Visual Studio reporting tool?