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Jan
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answered Why is there little use of filesharing as compression (outside of libraries)?
Jan
5
comment What are 4th & 5th programming language generations? Are there more of them?
@Oded There appears to be general consensus as to what constitutes 1st, 2nd & 3rd generation languages, but beyond that, I agree - it does seem a little arbitrary...
Jan
5
comment What are 4th & 5th programming language generations? Are there more of them?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programming_language_generations
Dec
12
comment Is there something as a bug-free application?
@JuliaHayward Couldn't agree more. The end game here isn't zero defects - it is producing functional software that adds value in a timely fashion.
Dec
12
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Dec
12
answered Is there something as a bug-free application?
Dec
10
comment How can I encourage people to read error messages?
Are the error messages easy to find or are they lost in a vast ocean of output?
Dec
5
comment How to get people to actually do code reviews promptly?
At our company, code reviews for the previous sprint are work items like any other. They are time-boxed to be completed in the following sprint.
Dec
5
comment Separate code coverage reports for unit and integration tests, or one report for both?
We keep unit tests and integration tests in separate libraries for exactly this reason.
Dec
5
comment What is the benefit of the MoSCoW technique?
Thanks @kmote - I've edited it
Dec
5
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Nov
24
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Nov
18
comment Detect or Prevent Screen Capture Applications
There are lots of systems where the data is sensitive but I think time would be better spent trying to head off social engineering routes e.g. getting people to lock their screens, restricting access to apps/offices etc. Whatever you do (or believe you can do) in the app, it can be circumnavigated.
Nov
13
comment What's the idea behind mocking data access in unit tests
I like the baker analogy...
Nov
6
comment Why do we use non-descriptive internal codenames?
@back2dos Not personally. Generally they're different sounding enough so this is highly unlikely. Obviously if you name successive releases Rubin & Robin, you're asking for trouble...
Nov
6
comment Why do we use non-descriptive internal codenames?
What is descriptive to you might not be descriptive (or consise) enough for someone else. A name is a name is a name. No confusion or disagreement.
Oct
23
comment Code that converts a value into a different representation, then converts it back to where it started is bad, but how?
Couldn't agree more. Otherwise known as The Single Source Of Truth...
Oct
7
comment What are the disadvantages of test-first programming?
+1 TDD doesn't protect against a developer who has misunderstood a business requirement. This is where BDD comes in...
Oct
6
revised What are the disadvantages of test-first programming?
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Oct
6
answered What are the disadvantages of test-first programming?