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answered Use the company style guide or try to match the incorrect source files?
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comment Comparing an object with a String using equals() method
They are not the same. They're not even the same class. One has an attribute with a value that is equal to the other (but not the same). That is nowhere near close enough to satisfy equals().
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answered What is the difference between an abstract method and an interface
May
25
comment Amateur question about corrupt software
This question pushes the boundaries of what is on-topic here in several ways (opinion-based, list format, perhaps even education advice), but I find it so fantastic that for once, someone responsible for portraying us to the outside world doesn't simply make stuff up that I hope it will get a lot of love.
May
22
comment What should I call the toolset for testing?
The tools you use for testing are a tool chain, just like the tools you use for developing business code. If you want to make a difference between actual tests and software that helps you run tests, I'd use test suite and test harness.
May
22
comment Resetting vs. re-sending forgotten passwords
Sending the current password again would imply that you have stored the password in a recoverable format all along, which is a very bad practice to begin with.
May
22
revised Why store flags/enums in a database as strings instead of integers?
fix spelling
May
21
awarded  Enlightened
May
21
awarded  Nice Answer
May
21
answered Why store flags/enums in a database as strings instead of integers?
May
21
revised Why store flags/enums in a database as strings instead of integers?
fix spelling
May
20
comment Quit a program in main or in function?
One requires more code and more complexity than the other. Do you know of any counterbalancing factor that would justify them? I can't see one.
May
20
comment Short circuit evaluation, is it bad practice?
The technical term is short-circuit evaluation. This is a well-known implementation technique, and where the language standard guarantees it, relying on it is a good thing. (If it doesn't, it's not much of a language, IMO.)
May
19
awarded  Nice Answer
May
19
answered How do I communicate to a colleague that their code does nothing?
May
19
awarded  java
May
18
answered How to name variables without plural in a for-each loop?
May
18
answered Should program arguments have mixed interpretations?
May
18
answered Advantage/Disadvantage of having all variables declared in a JUnit Test
May
15
awarded  Nice Answer