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Jan
23
comment Is the financial sector any different from other sectors in terms of language fragmentation?
Interesting note about "avoidable fragmentation" - the language may not have been appropriate in the past due to the problem you had to solve, vs. the one you have now. And/or the language itself may have matured/changed in the intervening time.
Jan
16
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Jan
13
answered Do multiple computer screens reduce productivity?
Jan
9
comment Functional Programming: Are Tuples a viable replacement for Types?
@Programmin Tool - from your long comment - you are right, the word Type is used differently between the two languages, and while there is overlap, they are not the same.
Jan
9
comment What is “Scalable Integrated Systems”?
#4 from the list - various devices/systems/servers/apps communicating.
Jan
9
comment Functional Programming: Are Tuples a viable replacement for Types?
The premise of your question seems flawed, given the fact that Haskell has extremely strong type concepts. Suggest reading more about Haskell - in particular the data keyword and record syntax.
Dec
26
comment How to do a login page for third party service without letting them sign on?
Merely redirect and wrap their pages in your own code. Have you not seen sites that when you visit a link from them, leave a bar or other navigation tool at the top of the screen? So they ask you for a page, you do various http-GET to their web site to get information to build your own page.
Dec
23
answered How to do a login page for third party service without letting them sign on?
Dec
21
comment Alternate string formatting options in C++?
+1 because I want someone else to try this first. :-)
Dec
21
comment SQL Servers Resource Governor - Pros and Cons
Suggest DBA.stackexchange might give you better answers...
Dec
21
comment Alternate string formatting options in C++?
Echoing @KarlBielefeldt - what is your specific use case? If logging - pantheios.org may help some. If something else - perhaps more details will lead to a better set of answers...
Dec
20
comment What should we include in SSAS cube design documentation?
Does this belong here (i.e. programmers), or on DBA perhaps?
Dec
20
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Dec
20
comment How to handle errors back in an API environment
Removed tag:Rest as I don't see the connection to a REST architecture here.
Dec
20
revised How to handle errors back in an API environment
edited tags
Dec
16
comment Why does shared state degrade performance?
@JoeGeeky - another thought: does using the cache add a level of indirection? If frequently accessed, chasing down an extra pointer deref (or MSIL equiv) could add some time over a local less-indirect copy.
Dec
14
answered Using IIS as a server for non-http server
Dec
14
comment Agile,Waterfall and requirement changes
@maple_shaft is right - quality is (at least mostly) orthagonal to the requirement change. Give me a req: I start writing good code. If I am done, and get a new req, or half-done and get a change, I start (re)writing good code. After having highlighted the impact to the current schedule/commitment/etc.
Dec
13
comment Can you successfully keep managing when you are forced back into development?
I used to shut my door frequently when I needed to (and at one point I actually had a physical door!) I was not a full-time developer, yes, so my tasks were by necessity more bite sized than others sure.
Dec
12
answered Can you successfully keep managing when you are forced back into development?