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Apr
7
answered Storing sort code / account number on website. Security?
Apr
7
answered Is it bad that you don't program on your spare time while at uni?
Apr
5
revised Emotional attachment to code
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Apr
5
answered Emotional attachment to code
Apr
4
answered unit tests for a csv parser
Apr
4
answered How do you choose to use a specific programming language?
Mar
31
answered Is it always wrong to optimize before profiling?
Mar
30
comment Software updating solution for both Linux/Windows platform
@david: It's pretty much the same with Windows: they use WSUS for OS and MS products, and then GPO's coupled with file shares for the rest.
Mar
30
answered What would happen if you defined your system's CSV delimiter as being a quotation mark?
Mar
30
comment What are some easter eggs that went wrong?
@chuck: Yes and no. They chickened out before the final build, but they left the code in. A tiny tweak with an editor, and the whole thing was available.
Mar
30
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Mar
29
comment What are some easter eggs that went wrong?
@nlawalker: I wondered myself. Still, it's a feature that was in the game, which could be enabled with a minimal amount of effort.
Mar
29
answered What are some easter eggs that went wrong?
Mar
28
revised What are the legal requirements for verifying a user's age? (United States)
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Mar
28
answered What are the legal requirements for verifying a user's age? (United States)
Mar
28
answered What benefits should an intern look for aside from pay?
Mar
24
comment Turn away a bug if no reproducible test case exists?
@seansilver: If it's a real bug, it'll turn up again. Otherwise, if you can't narrow it down, you're going to be running in circles.
Mar
24
comment Turn away a bug if no reproducible test case exists?
+1: I don't know how these other people fix things...
Mar
24
comment Turn away a bug if no reproducible test case exists?
Seriously? "I had a bug, and I can't replicate it! Fix it!!!" And your response is to do...what? If it can't be replicated, by the customer or the programming staff, how can it be fixed?
Mar
24
comment Why bother with detailed specs?
@nikie: I'm certainly glad that all your bosses and customers are willing to bow down to your holy judgement about what features are to be allowed in the software that you are graciously designing for them. Indeed I am so inspired by your disdain of design documents, that, from now on, I am only going to design pong-clones, and tell them that that is what is specified by the seeecret design document that I keep in my head.