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Oct
9
comment Object-Oriented Design of Car
+1 Context is key. The number of times this has happened to me - Client asks me to build x. I ask why they want x, and they say they need x to solve problem y. But problem y isn't solved by x, or is better solved by z, so I give them z.
Oct
7
comment Is it unusual for a small company (15 developers) not to use managed source/version control?
So how do you revert a change? Is it possible? Can you see the change history of a given file? What about merging changes? shudder
Oct
7
comment What should take precedence: YAGNI or Good Design?
I never knew Mozart was terrible at making acronyms. I learn something new every day on an SE site. :P
Mar
28
comment How much storage space do developers really need on work systems?
No one will ever need more than 64k...
Dec
21
comment What is your favorite whiteboard interview problem?
So someone can't understand databases without SQL?
Dec
21
comment What is your favorite whiteboard interview problem?
Can I write it in LINQ? SQL is so last year!
Dec
10
comment I don't understand the arguments against operator overloading
I'd argue that either i and j are declared locally so you can see their type quickly, or they're sucky variable names and should be renamed appropriately.
Dec
1
comment What's the idea behind defining rectangles with two points?
@Jon: But that's the point of the original question. Why have a rectangle format that allows for ambiguous definitions for left,top,right,bottom when instead you can just store those values.
Dec
1
comment What to do with bugs that do not repro?
Pics, or it didn't happen. :P
Dec
1
comment What's the idea behind defining rectangles with two points?
Is the top y+height, y-height or just y?