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Nov
27
comment DB API for shell scripting (any shell)
You can change a lot about the SQLPlus output format see here
Nov
14
comment How are requirements determined in open source software projects?
I think it bears pointing out that plenty of Open Source projects have been developed by organizations (companies and academic institutions), rather than loose groups of individual contributors. And as such could have a formal PM/Requirement function.
Nov
9
comment What are the methods to estimate source code value?
@MichaelT It is a bit of a "hold-up" problem for the author, since if the code is not worth much outside of the start-up then on a purely rational basis the author should be willing to part with it for a price of a medium cup of coffee. On other hand COCOMO method might be good as an argument tool to say "Look you can get it from me or you can pay someone at least $X, and they will not take payment in the form of start-up shares, but would want cash instead"
Nov
9
comment What are the methods to estimate source code value?
@haylem Fair point, but I think understanding the underlying economics can also help. And other founders maybe not be gullible enough to go for "I've spent 400hrs on this, pay me" argument. Otherwise collection of all the answers on codegolf.stackexchange.com would be priceless
Nov
9
comment What are the methods to estimate source code value?
@MichaelT If the question is that 1 person invest $800k and another will agree to write 20k lines of code - this is a fair method. However, if the person already written 20k of code - the value of that to the author is only what they can sell it to someone else for. And the value to the company/other founder is no more than what it will a have to pay someone else to get it.
Nov
9
comment What are the methods to estimate source code value?
I disagree that there's a minimum value to code, you can have 1M sloc project be completely worthless if it doesn't create value for the customers.
Nov
8
comment What is the best approach to solve a factory method problem which has to be an instance?
Essentially a Strategy pattern
Nov
7
comment Set modified date = created date or null on record creation?
How does SQL Server really store NULL-s
Nov
7
comment Set modified date = created date or null on record creation?
what a pain it must be when they go from null to not null in that case. shuffling all the content of the page around...
Nov
7
comment Set modified date = created date or null on record creation?
Doubt it'd save space, most date types are fixed width.
Nov
7
comment How to access an encrypted INI file from C on an embedded system with little RAM
Well, if it is encrypted you can't read it until it is decrypt it. So decrypt it in small pieces and parse it. How are you going to read it in C anyhow?
Nov
7
comment How to access an encrypted INI file from C on an embedded system with little RAM
@Maug you should be able to read and decrypt file in small chunks, just keep the context around.