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Mar
16
comment Evaluating productivity differences in different work stations
I don't see why you couldn't or wouldn't test this. Does it have to be one or the other? How is trial and error not an option.
Mar
13
comment How to solve the Lava flow anti-pattern?
One reason to hire more than one programmer even if it's just part-time. And when you refill the position, clearly state the technology stack and the unlikely chance it will change.
Mar
12
comment How to resolve discussions where developers can't agree?
Along with accountability is identifying the criteria for the framework.
Mar
12
comment How does the team ensure a good DB design?
How about contracting a part-time DBA/someone who knows what they're doing?
Mar
12
answered How would you design a user database with custom fields
Mar
11
comment Value of unit testing property setters to check events
The beauty of experience. Things go wrong, you figure-out ways to avoid them. Couldn't care less what anyone thinks should or shouldn't be tested. If something is breaking the code, you find a way to prevent it if you feel it could keep happening.
Mar
10
comment When do programmers use code first approach?
Most websites are a skin over a database.
Mar
10
comment When do programmers use code first approach?
Putting poorly written sql in a stored procedure doesn't improve the performance nor will it over-come a bad design.
Mar
9
comment What is the easiest way to store a piece of text in an HTML page?
An admin may move this question to StackOverflow.com (Don't recreate the question). You may get more help there with a specific coding problem.
Mar
9
comment Is the Single Responsibility Principle applicable to functions?
Not sure how you can list 2 things the function does, but say it's not a SRP violation.
Mar
6
answered Object oriented Classes and single responsibility
Mar
6
comment Object oriented Classes and single responsibility
If that were the case, a class would never have more than one method. Assuming having multiple methods that do the exact thing is an even worse idea.
Mar
4
answered Team member questioning moving from VBA to C#
Mar
4
comment Skillset for unit-testing
How long does it take to sharpen a knife? The better question is, how much time will it save in cutting and improve the quality of the cuts. Is this different for a sushi chef compared to a kabab stand?
Mar
4
answered Is it premature optimization to add database indices?
Mar
4
comment Why VB local variables can be 'static', not 'shared'?
@RubberDuck - Maybe we found one?
Mar
4
comment Is using interfaces for datatypes an anti-pattern?
An electrical plug with the appropriate interface may fit into the outlet, but that doesn't mean it will conduct electricity (the desired behavior).
Mar
3
comment how to decide when to use database replication vs. custom REST applications vs. message brokers (pub / sub)
I think you should separate the disaster recovery/redundancy strategy from the need for apps sharing data. In the case of a fail-over, your databases better be as identical as possible.
Mar
3
comment Managing different Return Types when calling a Stored Procedure in Entity Framework
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Mar
3
comment Helping testers who don't have specialized domain knowledge
Whatever techniques or practices you find work for training users, it will probably work to get your test team up to speed.