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Feb
27
comment What does mathematics have to do with programming?
A kid tells his mom that he won't need maths coz he's gonna grow up and be a millionaire baseball player. His mom tells him "You'll need maths to count your millions".
Jan
27
comment Should an application be designed without prototyping first?
In this case, I'm actually trying to yank out a highly coupled graphics engine and replace it with a graphics engine which is to be 'yankable'. All in VC++.
Jan
25
comment Should an application be designed without prototyping first?
Correct, the tech-lead needs the design now because others depend on it. We're to get these docs ready so that a foreign team (we're maintaining the software they created) can review it and they're visiting our country in a week's time. They don't know the new graphics engine, so they won't really be able to review it, also given that a lot of the class and sequence diagrams are auto-generated in EA, and hence human-un-readable. TL's main objective appears to be to get us to do things quickly as there's a lot of slippage because of a team member who left the company.
Jan
25
asked Should an application be designed without prototyping first?
Dec
3
comment Boss is afraid to use a version control system for new project, should I anyway?
@S.Lott: Another way to see it is that the boss is a boss of a small firm, thus inexperienced, and the OP stands a chance of not only creating a good impression but also benefiting the company's growth if he can convince his/her boss well.
Nov
23
awarded  Yearling
Nov
9
comment Where to find resources to write a program like sandboxie?
Email the creators of Sandboxie. Or ask on their forum if they have one.
Nov
8
comment Where can I find localized information about our industry?
You'll get your info on www.glassdoor.com. Also try google.com/trends
Oct
21
comment Can a Code Review help in learning the code-flow and/or technology of a large code-base?
I'm supposed to convert a lot of existing tightly coupled DirectX and GDI calls into a separate black-box kind of graphics engine which works on a popular rendering library. It's a complete concept change, so the tech-lead initially wanted me to see the code, the interfaces and figure out how to modify it. I tried, ended up lost and reported it to him. That's why he's suggested the code-review. Although as you said, it's gonna be hard without communication from the team and without good documentation. What did you mean by "QA step"? I'm taking the whole thing positively though.
Oct
21
asked Can a Code Review help in learning the code-flow and/or technology of a large code-base?
Sep
27
awarded  Critic
Sep
8
revised In simple words what are are the purposes of abstract classes and/or interfaces?
'meet' changed to 'meat'
Sep
8
suggested suggested edit on In simple words what are are the purposes of abstract classes and/or interfaces?
Aug
26
comment What is negative code?
A wise teacher may have accepted this BASIC program and used it to highlight the importance of getting an SRS right. Reminds me of a baseball coach who got so frustrated with his team that to show them how to play, he took the bat, got three strikes in a row and not to be outdone, he shouted to his team "See! That's how you bas***** are playing. Now take the bat and play properly!". Also reminds me of the person who wrote "creation saw the creator and blushed" and won the essay contest on 'wine'.
Jul
19
revised Handling Coding Standards at Work (I'm not the boss)
Who could possibly get the spelling of Gandhi wrong?
Jul
19
suggested suggested edit on Handling Coding Standards at Work (I'm not the boss)
Jun
3
comment Is the reason why everyone complains about flash app performance due to the fact that most flash apps are built with the flex framework?
Flash does deliver value if you know how to milk it.
Jun
1
comment Any tips how to successfully job hunt?
+1 for morals & skillset
May
31
awarded  Teacher
May
31
answered Inspiring a team - Startup company - Real world problems