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Apr
11
comment Why aren't macros included in most modern programming languages?
@JeffreyHantin: What's wrong with foreach?
Nov
12
comment Which areas( I.T.) are mostly affected by Outsourcing?
However, if the dev is outsourced, they may want to keep QA local to be sure that the thing actually works
Nov
6
comment What HR policies prevent you from finding skillful programmers?
Who can't learn jQuery? It is like the easiest framework ever!
Oct
26
comment How can I convince management to deal with technical debt?
The issue is when some refactoring that is required is large enough that it can't just be tacked on
Jul
27
comment Advertising clause in Apache License
"Mentioning use" is a strange phrase. Clearly, using a program uses its components, but does "mentioning use" of a program necessarily count as "mentioning use" of its components?
Jul
27
comment Advertising clause in Apache License
"Why would you conceal the use of Apache?" - because the advertising clause is hard to keep. What if we create a Google Ad Words ad for our product? Where will we find the space to add the extra sentence? We would only have to forget to include the message in one advertisement and then we would be technically in breach of the license.
Jul
27
comment Advertising clause in Apache License
I guess I wasn't clear enough. Suppose I have some Apache Licensed code and I link it to code I wrote myself. With the GPL, copy-left would attach to the code that I wrote if I wanted to distribute it. With the Lesser GPL, it would not. With Apache, will the advertising clause force me to mention Apache in any advertisement of the program that uses an Apache component?
Oct
29
comment Measure of power other than Turing completeness
Thank you very much! This is exactly what I was looking for!
Oct
17
comment How useful are infix operators in a programming language?
@missingfaktor: Barely used it
Oct
15
comment How does fair use apply to code snippets?
Yes, it did take longer, but I find the question interesting =P
Oct
5
comment What features are vital for good bug tracking software?
Do you have any examples of what you consider too complex?
Sep
30
comment How many monitors do you use? Why? How they are used?
@Bevan: This is the only case where I really feel the productivity slow down from having to swap
Sep
27
comment What would you change about C# if you could?
What is wrong with the var keyword? Much nicer than having to deal with a swarm of types
Sep
24
comment What would you change about C# if you could?
@Lasse: I do intend to write my own language some day. I don't know if I'll ever actually end up doing it, but that is the reason why I asked this question. I am interested in how C# could have been done better
Sep
22
comment Killer semi-unique programming language features
Auto-properties are very common these days. Python, Objective-C...
Sep
22
comment Killer semi-unique programming language features
-1: Not semi-unique
Sep
22
comment Killer semi-unique programming language features
You can cast to object in a lot of languages. Main problem is that many languages separate primitives and objects
Sep
22
comment Killer semi-unique programming language features
Very similar to extension methods in C#
Sep
18
comment Should I have a blog to be a better programmer?
I believe that blogging will make you a better programmer as it forces you bring different ideas that you have into a coherent form
Sep
15
comment What is the development process like at Google?
One thing I do know is that they publicly release their style guides