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Nov
14
comment Why can't I understand Java?
@Cal: One does not have to be a math wiz to be a good programmer. My school teacher actually took me to a corner and advised me to take up Commerce instead of Computer Science because my math and physics grades were low (but I scored high on the logic test which was a test the school conducted to decide whether a person was good enough to study computer science). I chose CS anyway, went on to become one of the top three programmers in class and because of CS, my math and physics grades also improved coz thinking logically to write programs made me understand how to solve math and learn physics
Nov
10
comment Is it imaginable to teach a machine how to program itself to a defined specification?
@florian: We ourselves are machines who have learnt how to do programming (assuming aliens/god created us :-) ). Of course we haven't yet acquired the ability to program DNA sequences etc, so if you create a machine that has to learn how to program eventually, you have to program it to "evolve" and eventually learn how it itself was programmed.
Sep
22
comment Would it be a wise decision to opt for just Javascript to create a single page application, instead of HTML and CSS?
Really? Isn't there anything that can do something like image.position(x,y) where x and y are the coordinates on the browser?
Jun
29
comment Does syntax really matter in a programming language?
Which makes me wonder, why did people have to vary syntax style to such an extent in the first place? nrecursions.blogspot.in/2014/06/another-new-syntax.html
Jun
9
comment programming on handheld devices
Agree. So laptop is the way to go...
Jun
8
comment programming on handheld devices
So is a laptop still the only mobile device which is good enough for programming? I was looking for something that's good enough. Hope there's a good device at least now in 2014
Jun
8
comment programming on handheld devices
Wow! I'm surprised (and happy) to hear about the Nokia N900. Are there any better devices now that can be used for programming?
Mar
4
comment Using π, φ, λ etc. as variable names while programming?
At first I thought you wrote "geek keyboards" :)
Oct
22
comment What would be the market life of a JVM based software framework?
As of now I'm assuming Spring is one such framework that's likely to stick around for a while. Just worried about the increased popularity of Vaadin and the fact that Groovy and Scala are hot on the market right now.
Oct
21
comment What would be the market life of a JVM based software framework?
Thanks. I'll be going through the video shortly, but the question really isn't about which framework to choose. It's about the market life of the frameworks. Any help on that would be appreciated. Or...should one not be worried about the market life?
Oct
14
comment What tools are available for remote communication when working from home or with a distributed team?
+1 for landline, but how do you solve a problem where the remote team is seated near a speakerphone and you can't hear them clearly when they turn their heads away from the phone suddenly while speaking to a team member next to them or when a team member is a bit far from the phone? Can't keep saying "I didn't hear you" every 30 seconds.
Oct
1
comment How are crossplatform/multiple-OS C++ projects planned in terms of code and tools?
So then if not #ifdef, does it make more sense to start a separate project in Windows and keep a separate project in Linux? More specifically, do you know how companies generally do this kind of thing? Eg: Git, Clearcase, Firefox, BuildBot, Eclipse - All these softwares have been made as a version for Windows and a version for Linux. How do they do it?
Aug
27
comment What is the right way to version control a password protected archive?
@tdammers: Randy was suggesting uploading to a git host
Aug
26
comment What is the right way to version control a password protected archive?
I want the file to be local. No uploading/downloading.
Aug
10
comment What software models are appropriate for daily builds and continuous integration?
sorry, about configuration management, I meant to type "believes that it's not necessary to integrate configuration management with development tools". I've added an edit to my question.
Aug
10
comment What software models are appropriate for daily builds and continuous integration?
My friends and their seniors are un-initiated into the culture of nightly builds and CI. That's why they can't yet see the benefit of it or about how to go about implementing it. Nice to know it can be used for any kind of project. I guess I'll try using these tools to create a demo project at home to try and introduce the concept.
Jul
26
comment How to store data in Gujarati language in SQLite?
@Mudassir: Akash's question is specific and relevant to anyone who does programming in various foreign-languages. I don't think his question is un-welcome here.
Mar
7
comment Dealing with engineers that frequently leave their jobs
Asking a newbie where they see themselves in 5 years time is overkill. You'd get a half-baked answer borrowed from multiple people who've been interviewing.
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++.