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


Dec
16
comment Do computer glasses work?
I'm the opposite. With glasses I get headaches looking at screens, but am fine with contacts.
Dec
13
comment Can anyone explain Developer Twin Syndrome?
The problem I've always had with that is that the typical developer is an absolutely horrible interviewer. You can script them, but then they lose all usefulness as they just follow the script... :-) That's why most places have HR/Management do the interviewing despite not knowing the tech bits. At least they can do an interview without completely botching it.
Dec
13
answered Can anyone explain Developer Twin Syndrome?
Dec
13
comment Which Java framework meets these requirements?
I can't say. I don't know what "Flex" is. :-)
Dec
12
comment What are the causes that lead to an overbloated software?
This is especially bad on the Linux platform. Annoying on the Windows platform, but makes me tear my hair out when working on Linux based projects!
Dec
9
comment What can be the cause of new bugs appearing somewhere else when a known bug is solved?
Ah, the good ol' "cascading waves of failure" design pattern. :-)
Dec
9
comment What's the term for “while(true)” loop with “break” inside?
I'd say, far worse than a goto. I'd much rather see a goto than a falsly constructed condition in a loop like that.
Dec
9
answered How can Continuous Delivery work in practice?
Dec
8
comment Why should I use reflection?
You'll know it when you need it. I often wondered why (outside of language generation) one would need it. Then, suddenly, I did... Had to walk up and down parent/child chains to peek/poke data when I got panels from other devs to pop into one of the systems I maintain.
Dec
2
comment As a C# developer, would you learn Java to develop for Android or use MonoDroid instead?
Good to hear (July 2011 Update). I'd tried Mono before and found it a bit disappointing. I'll give it another try!
Nov
30
comment Elegant ways to handle if(if else) else
Conforming to standards does not necessarily equal good code though. I'm currently undecided on this snippet of code.
Nov
30
comment Elegant ways to handle if(if else) else
It's a good goal... That's all I have to say about that... ;-)
Nov
30
comment Elegant ways to handle if(if else) else
Not a big fan of the multiple returns, although I do use it occasionally. It's quite reasonable on something simple, but just doesn't scale well. Our standard is to avoid it for all but crazy simple methods because methods tend to grow in size more than they shrink.
Nov
30
comment Elegant ways to handle if(if else) else
This is our preferred format where I work. The 2 main usable options seem to be "multiple returns" and "flag variables". Neither seems to have any kind of true advantage on average, but both fit certain circumstances better than others. Have to go with your typical case. Just another "Emacs" vs. "Vi" religous war. :-)
Nov
28
answered Is it bad to join open-source projects as an amateur?
Nov
23
comment Why do some languages recommend using spaces rather than tabs?
If you're programming in proportional width fonts, well, you've got a lot more problems than just tabs to worry about...
Nov
17
answered Is Ant still in the “mainstream” for Java builds?
Nov
8
awarded  Pundit
Nov
4
comment I keep failing hands on part of the interview, suggestions?
@deadalnix I disagree with your disagreement. :-) I've seen enough good programmers flunk tests and bad programmers pass tests that I think testing is not useful and often counterproductive. IMO, all they do is make the interviewer/HR feel good.
Nov
2
comment How do programmers in the West see programmers in the East?
Usually over Skype. Can't see 'em with a telescope due to the curvature of the Earth.