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Jun
24
awarded  Good Question
Jun
23
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
22
comment What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
@thursdaysgeek there are some tools that actually include references in code to outside business requirements, I think IBM Rational had something like that. would be at least nice if links to existing docs were added ;)
Jun
21
comment What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
I like this answer, the other ones focused more on the "why" instead of the "how"
Jun
21
accepted What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
Jun
20
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
20
comment What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
re #1, I don't think that's ever the case, but #4 is definitely true
Jun
20
comment What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
it isn't a rant, it's a legit question. I'm asking what the drawbacks are and how to overcome them. I'm not suggesting docs should be written but asking why they aren't. @JimmyHoffa Yes I do, I had a former coworker thank me just a few weeks ago. If the docs are good enough I rarely look at the code, imagine doing that for something like Apache!
Jun
20
asked What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
Jun
6
comment Why do people fork repositories on GitHub?
When you aren't using Github, you're going the old-school route and creating a local cloned copy of the project so you can modify it. Forking on github gives you access to pull requests which are preferred by many projects. If you're on another project, you'll end up creating patches and sending those in to be reviewed.
May
27
comment Should I allow my client to self host?
^^^ this exactly. It's hard to show off a portfolio when half the links are dead or the page is restyled later on
May
23
awarded  Announcer
May
22
comment End-to-end tests versus unit tests, should tests be decoupled?
What I'm worried about is that we'll be coding towards acceptance tests which leads to large classes or methods instead of smaller units.
May
22
awarded  Yearling
May
21
accepted End-to-end tests versus unit tests, should tests be decoupled?
May
21
comment End-to-end tests versus unit tests, should tests be decoupled?
That's a good answer. I see the value of both but seeing the number of possibilities for fully testing all paths with end to end tests is helpful for explaining why unit testing needs to be done more than it is
May
21
asked End-to-end tests versus unit tests, should tests be decoupled?
May
6
comment Using only UI testing. Is that Ok?
They're also brittle because it's possible to change the UI very quickly. If the UI code is modular, you should only be testing what your application adds, and let the UI framework test the core functionality of UI elements
Apr
29
comment Starting a recurring project from scratch
@MarkJ this is a bit different, I'm coming at it from the "when is a rewrite not appropriate" angle, though some of those answers are useful
Apr
28
comment Starting a recurring project from scratch
the coworker suggested that it would be faster and more inline with current best practices if we rewrote the code. so I guess that would be reason #2, doesn't like the current wheel.