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


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?
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... ;-)