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Feb
5
comment Azure Active Directory
Is there anything your specialized tin is going to be doing that can't be done with OpenId?
Jan
26
comment Why Garbage Collection if smart pointers are there
@user1703394 It appears that the answerer had shared pointers in mind (rightly or wrongly, I'm not quite sure what the OPs suggesting), which are less performant than non deterministic garbage collection.
Jan
25
comment Should we avoid language features that C++ has but Java doesn't to increase maintainability?
@Voo You and biziclop are sort of right. VS is a good example, and I have seen rewrites to radically change tech (not language, but similar). I'm not sure I'd ever take it into account though.
Jan
25
comment Should we avoid language features that C++ has but Java doesn't to increase maintainability?
"You may be asked to convert the code to Java some day" - Has anyone ever been asked to do this to a commerical product? Follow up question: How long and how hard did you laugh?
Jan
18
answered How can I sell DRY?
Jan
6
comment Should I avoid using unsigned int in C#?
Additionally unsigned int is not CLS compliant, which means you can't call APIs that use them from other .NET languages.
Dec
19
comment Factories, vectors and smart pointers - Design Question
I would say the answer to a lot of pointer problems is &, but great answer anyway.
Dec
15
comment Why is UML not used in most free software (e.g. on Linux)?
Teams with the agency to inspect and adapt work better than teams that follow processes. I suspect Foss teams give developers higher agency than the corporate teams the OP has in mind. I don't have a prior opinion on UML, but if the only teams choosing it are on ones who have to, it's safe to assume that it's waste. Agile is very waste unfriendly, even in closed source projects, which is why I'm a huge fan.
Nov
24
comment Should defects have story points in Scrum?
It's all a bit arbitrary, I use 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 40, 100. I'm not that bothered if you're team are happy with 0, go nuts.
Nov
24
comment Should defects have story points in Scrum?
Typically 1/2 is better than zero, could you fix an infinite amount of trivial bugs?
Nov
24
comment Should defects have story points in Scrum?
To be a massive pedant, story points aren't part of scrum. They are a method you've chosen to estimate effort. Ray is correct and the effort to fix bugs is still effort.
Nov
20
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Nov
17
comment Almost every reported bug is a high-priority bug
This is why 'priority' is stupid. Is X a Priority 2 is meaningless, is X more important than Y is answerable and useful. The only thing that matters is order.
Nov
10
comment Two structs with the same members but different naming, is it a good idea?
A good example of a datatype that can represent lots of things is the string, but "stringy typed" is an antipattern. Wrt your example. Try to implement dot product for a type that supports both coordinate systems.
Nov
6
comment Is it bad practice to throw multiple custom exceptions in Java?
Can we have specific examples please. If Software design issues could be decided in the general case without context or nuance it would be too easy. A particular allergy to multiple exception types in Java might come from checked exceptions.
Oct
28
comment Code readability on non-trivial loop variables
@GawdePrasad Not relevent to asker, so we can chat if you want to discuss. In C# use Array.Length in the loop because it's basically an inlined non caculation, and access in in a loop with be optimised more agressivily by the complier than your hoisting.
Oct
28
revised State Machine Memory Management Problems
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Oct
28
answered Code readability on non-trivial loop variables
Oct
23
revised State Machine Memory Management Problems
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Oct
23
answered State Machine Memory Management Problems