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Apr
11
comment Why aren't macros included in most modern programming languages?
@JeffreyHantin: What's wrong with foreach?
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
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
15
comment What is the development process like at Google?
One thing I do know is that they publicly release their style guides
Sep
12
comment What do you think about the Joel Test?
Isn't 3 already in the list?
Sep
10
comment How useful are infix operators in a programming language?
Overloading normal operators handles most cases of this
Sep
9
comment Should one write Big Oh complexity in the documentation of algorithms?
I don't like this answer either. It should be always documented, even if you haven't tested it
Sep
9
comment If one is to learn a new programming language each year, what should the list be?
You will learn a lot going from Java to C#, but not so much going the other way round
Sep
8
comment Getting non-programmers to understand the development process
Very good point about Microsoft