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Jan
3
comment How can we be certain that the lower components of computer programming like compilers, assemblers, machine instructions, etc. are flawless?
This statement is ubiquitous in open source software, and lots of no-cost closed source software. It does not appear in most commercial paid software licenses.
Oct
20
comment Worst practices in developing database applications
@MatBailie the problem is that the purpose of database engines is not running programs. It is persisting data.
Sep
27
comment Does Continuous Integration imply one monolithic VCS repo?
This question gets to the heart of what my issues are. Guaranteeing that the dependency pass their own tests doesn't mean that the apps that use them will work correctly.
Sep
24
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Sep
24
comment Does Continuous Integration imply one monolithic VCS repo?
@Ixrec doesn't this mean that 1) there is still some version of 'dependency hell' as you have to configure into Jenkins each different dependence as a build triggered by another 2) If parts break and other pieces succeed, you have to decide what is safe to deploy or not (or assume everything is unsafe, which means you are in a monolithic situation again, where everything depends on everything 3) if two different components get updated independently (because they are separate repos) you are lost in terms of deciding which broke the build and what to revert to?
Sep
24
asked Does Continuous Integration imply one monolithic VCS repo?
Aug
13
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Jul
14
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Jun
11
comment Is my work on a developer test being taken advantage of?
I'm not arguing that is is advisable or worthwhile, just that it plausibly might happen. There are a lot of scumbags out there, including some rather foolish ones.
Jun
11
comment Is my work on a developer test being taken advantage of?
If they got 20+ hours work done, and paid for 6-8 at the (not stunningly high) price of $50 ph, they have saved a lot more than $100. Perhaps they are more interested in getting something done cheaply and quickly than producing code that works or is maintainable? Don't underestimate the greed, incompetence and short-sightedness of people out there.
May
19
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Mar
27
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Mar
27
comment Why is it bad to write something in language X as if you're writing a program in language Y in terms of using a shared coding paradigm
I understand the distinction, but I still don't accept that you are actually asking a question.
Mar
27
comment Why is it bad to write something in language X as if you're writing a program in language Y in terms of using a shared coding paradigm
This isn't a question, it's a complaint about another question. You asked people to help you, and now you want to vent because you're not happy about what they said. This belongs on your blog.
Feb
10
revised Is just using an email address for login a good idea?
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Feb
10
comment Is just using an email address for login a good idea?
@JeffO, I just don't understand why the password reset requests are any less vulnerable than the 'login emails'. People have and do hijack accounts by doing exactly what you said.
Feb
10
revised Is just using an email address for login a good idea?
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Feb
10
comment Is just using an email address for login a good idea?
I assumed that the email suggested by the OP would also be a temporary invitation to become logged in without a password - see the edit to my answer.
Feb
10
comment Is just using an email address for login a good idea?
The requirement to log out (on a shared computer etc.) isn't any different then if you have logged in with a password.
Feb
10
comment Is just using an email address for login a good idea?
Are you aware that passwords can often be reset using a link sent in plaintext email?