Reputation
4,563
Top tag
Next privilege 5,000 Rep.
Approve tag wiki edits
Badges
16 39
Impact
~281k people reached

  • 0 posts edited
  • 2 helpful flags
  • 360 votes cast
Mar
7
comment How to share code as open source?
@Jeremy - I intended to accept your updated answer, but someone else posted something that better matches what I'm looking for. Thank you anyways for the update - it's a good answer (+1), just not quite what I was trying to get.
Mar
7
comment How to share code as open source?
@Jeremy, could you add these details to your answer below? I realize it's mostly common sense, but it's helpful for those like me who are worried that there might be other, less common-sense conventions to worry about. Putting one's first open source project out in public can be a little scary.
Mar
4
comment How to share code as open source?
thanks. I'm kind of looking for more than what I "technically" need to do. What are normal / best practices for putting a project up as open source?
Mar
4
comment How to share code as open source?
Okay, I guess that's more what I'm trying to figure out. What do people expect from open source projects before release? It sounds like I can just throw it out there for now, to share w/ the initial users and a few people who have expressed interest - but then I will need to bring it up to speed later if I want to encourage others on the WWW to use it / further develop it?
Mar
3
comment How to share code as open source?
The answers seems to be saying that there are no "gotchas" or conventions to worry about - it's just grab a license, put it with the code, and distribute? And it doesn't matter that it's not thoroughly tested, code-reviewed, documented, or anything else, I won't look stupid? Or am I reading into answers here?
Mar
3
comment How to share code as open source?
I'm having trouble navigating the FSF site. After about 10 minutes of trying to find what I'm looking for, I'm starting to get a bit of a headache from what is starting to feel like one long sales pitch. Can you direct me to some specific resources on that site that will help me actually get open source software released, and not just tell me why I should support free software or why everything else is bad?
Mar
2
comment How do you keep your basic skills from atrophy?
My personal coding time is always highly interrupted (3 kids at home). The linked page states, "You need time without interruptions". Is this actually a need, or will I still be able to learn pretty effectively if I am frequently interrupted?
Mar
1
comment Computer Science or Computer Engineering for Data Science and Machine Learning
+1 for suggesting Master's degree
Feb
28
comment How would most programmers feel about the bugs they wrote?
As an SDET, my favorite compliment from devs is "Good find!" Devs are often pretty chipper about bugs being found.
Feb
22
comment Where do you optimize?
+1 for profiling.
Feb
21
comment what is a phone interview?
I usually prefer to dress as if I were going in for the interview . . . and then pretend the other person is in their underwear. It's easier to believe when you can't actually see them.
Feb
21
comment Who should write the test plan?
Great answer, great way to get devs out of dull monotony while getting client feedback. And great links.
Feb
18
comment I read Pro ASP .NET MVC 2 Framework - anything else for AJAX in MVC 2?
Thanks a bunch. I got a brief tutorial from a coworker that helped a lot with getting my head straightened out, and I'll check these out as well. It's rather frustrating to go from all the server-side support of MVC to the, "Here's JSON and JS, now you're on your own!" feel of working on the client. I hadn't quite realized that every Ajax control needed corresponding JS on the client side to work . . . I think now that I'll probably just do away w/ Ajax .Net altogether, like so many others on this site have done and just use the jQuery libraries.
Feb
17
comment What is the biggest weakness of students graduating with degrees in Computer Science?
We actually had that class. We submitted project ideas, voted for which ones we'd like to contribute to, and then implemented them and presented them at the end of the quarter. We did a browser-based text MMO role playing game, using an open source engine.
Feb
16
comment Writing Acceptance test cases
There are different kinds of acceptance tests. What this post describes is "user acceptance" tests. I think the OP is asking about acceptance tests in Agile methods that ensure a user story has been completed. These tests do need to go a bit deeper "under the hood", as they are the primary form of functional testing for some Agile teams. The acceptance in this case is not "the customer accepts the software", but "the team accepts that the user story is complete".
Feb
16
comment Who should write the test plan?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… for more information.
Feb
15
comment What is an integration test exactly?
Only thing that I would add to this is that integration tests can also test just part of the system, but more than one piece at a time. Any time you are looking for bugs caused by two or more parts of the system working in unison (integrated together), you are integration testing. Integration runs from two components real and everything else mocked, to the entire application suite working together, and may even go so far as checking for integration with other applications (e.g., "How does MS Office work with Internet Explorer?").
Feb
15
comment What issues tend to arise when working with HL7 messages?
@Peter, I think you are being honest, but not terribly useful. If your example in your post is personal experience, share it as such. That is useful, and support for your bias. An overly-specific fictional example is not. The example in your comment above is also very useful, and highlights clearly a specific pitfall - put it in. More anecdotes could make this post helpful, and specific actions or advice. Given that you think HL7 sucks, what would you advise people do instead or to mitigate damage? Your YAGNI comment elsewhere was great, and you should include it here.
Feb
15
comment What issues tend to arise when working with HL7 messages?
Okay, this makes sense. I don't think our application will cause any YAGNI issues, as we're planning ahead to expand the types of HL7 messages we can use to provide value. We know that we don't know what we'll need in the future.
Feb
15
comment What issues tend to arise when working with HL7 messages?
@Peter: I'll try to be more specific with why I think this isn't helpful. First, your highlighted quote seems highly biased and unsupported. Second, the items on your numbered list are either vague or don't add beyond what other answers have said more clearly. Third, your example scenario is highly specific and looks nothing like the scenario I (and apparently others) are dealing with, making it uninformative. Fourth, your statement that HL7 is done on the cheap seems biased and unsupported. Fifth, I'm not doing "HL7", I'm working with HL7 messages, so the last paragraph's point is lost.