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


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.
Oct
20
revised Why do almost all Java jobs (postings and from recruiters) say J2EE rather than the newer JEE versions?
missing word
Oct
13
comment Why is it so difficult to get a programming job?
"Hurting for programmers", meaning that the lack of programmers inflicts pain upon the companies in the region.
Oct
13
comment How can I automate production deployments without experiencing extreme anxiety?
'ls' after 'rm' once allowed me to catch a disasterous rm that was recursing down through hard links up to higher places in the file system. Was able to catch it while there was enough of the system left to use to recover the files that had already deleted (deleting millions of files seems to take awhile fortunately!). :-)
Oct
13
answered Why is it so difficult to get a programming job?
Oct
11
comment Are there any downsides of 2 developers getting married?
...and that's a bad thing?
Oct
10
answered Why is C not considered an 'object-oriented' language?