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Apr
24
comment When to use C over C++, and C++ over C?
It's not. The compiler does things like register allocations for you. I cannot write maintainable code in assembly, in C I can.
Apr
24
comment What is the role of C++ today?
In what language do you guess was the browser written that you used to write that question?
Sep
10
comment Dealing with engineers that frequently leave their jobs
Featured on HN but still marked as non-constructive..
Jul
2
comment Is it worth to learn Experimental Languages?
There is no such thing as C/C++. I suggest you learn C first, maybe Zed Shaws learn C the hard way is a good start.
Jun
13
comment I'm doing 90% maintenance and 10% development, is this normal?
Lol I got the good answer and nice answer for that!
Mar
16
comment Why would I learn C++11, having known C and C++?
Well I thought a bit about that, of course there are more modern from-scratch languages such as the D programming language or Go. These might be suitable for your problem domain, easier more consistent, etc. However market share.. none of the key players in the industry supports D and even Go seems to be one of googles "experiments".. So the motivation behind C++11 should be the useful improvements which allow you to write better readable, safer and faster code as well as the wide industry support.
Jul
28
comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
Sounds a bit too theoretical for somebody to get into entry level .net development. I know plenty of .net devs who haven't mastered C, for example. So my recommendation: Mess with processing to get into algorithmic thinking, then maybe learn OOP and web stuff. Surely this will not give him/her the background of somebody with a CS degree, but will be enough to get the job done.
Jul
20
comment Software Developer Interview Question - Fair or Unfair
Point is also that people who know how stuff works are usually way more skilled than those who just know how to use things.
Jul
20
comment Software Developer Interview Question - Fair or Unfair
Humm we did this in a db class, however I completely forgot how queries are optimized :(
Jun
29
comment Why do game developers prefer Windows?
No they don't type glxinfo and see weather it's fine or not! X11 is horrible broken just an example theinvisiblethings.blogspot.com/2010/08/…
Jun
29
comment How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
Yeah a .net job. Do some stuff quick and dirty with C++ and things will break very quickly. You should seriously consider changing jobs if you have to argue about these kind of questions. The code on my last job had to go through a complete review before it was accepted in production.
May
7
comment Why was Python's popularity so sudden?
So.. the next language to become popular is google go?
Feb
13
comment Are there any famous one-man-army programmers?
Pilot and programmer how come that he just got one (mine) upvote..
Feb
13
comment Are there any famous one-man-army programmers?
doesn't count as programmer I would say..
Feb
13
comment Are there any famous one-man-army programmers?
not sure if that counts as "programming" but a very bright person nevertheless..
Feb
13
comment Are there any famous one-man-army programmers?
Is that a one-man show? He cooperated a lot with other people to get stuff done, for example he worked with Michael Abrash o the first Quake engine..
Feb
11
comment Qt's future in the light of Nokia-Microsoft partnership
Nah someone needs to car about it and commercial support would be nice..
Feb
9
comment Why do business analysts and project managers get higher salaries than programmers?
Do they? John Carmack used to have a Ferrari, now he has a Tesla Roadster I think..
Feb
8
comment I'm a CS student, and honestly, I don't understand Knuth's books
Humm let's say I would understand it (and you too I guess), but it would take a lot of time and there are easier books nowadays..
Feb
6
comment Why are there separate L1 caches for data and instructions?
@Job which site would you suggest then? I thought it's not suitable for SO, but somehow related to programming, so I ask here..