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revised Are `break` and `continue` bad programming practices?
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answered Are `break` and `continue` bad programming practices?
Mar
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comment How was programming done 20 years ago?
Goddamn 4gls. I used one (Speedware) YESTERDAY. Why anyone ever thought that was a good idea is beyond me, but all my predecessors put untold man-hours into coding unsupportable 4GL code, and every now and again, I have to tweak something in the system. Talk about a useless skill.
Mar
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answered How was programming done 20 years ago?
Mar
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comment What do you do when you encounter an idiotic interview question?
@carson: The worst I ever experienced was with some consulting company in New York City...They told me that an efficiency expert had told them their productivity would go up 20% if everyone used their mouse with their left hand ONLY, and that, should I be lucky enough to be offered the job, I'd have to learn this "skill". Needless to say, I didn't stick around.
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Mar
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answered What do you do when you encounter an idiotic interview question?
Mar
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answered Should you charge clients hours spent on the wrong track?
Mar
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comment Stuff you should have learned in school but didn't pay attention to at the time
@mark: "Cognitive Science", which was my original major, is basically nothing but AI, and largely comprised of philosophy. There are two kinds of philosophy: analytic and continental. All the stupid shit is continental. Analytic is logic, cog. sci, linguistics and shit like that.
Mar
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answered Stuff you should have learned in school but didn't pay attention to at the time
Feb
28
comment Is writing comments inside methods not a good practice?
I do a lot of financials programming, and as a result, a lot of my methods are just math equations. Every single one of those needs to be exhaustively commented.
Feb
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answered Can't work on real projects because I keep thinking about my side projects
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answered Harmful temptations in programming
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Dec
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answered I still can't figure out how to program?
Dec
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comment Advice for good web server development setup
@tmn: Eclipse at least has PDT (eclipse.org/pdt) which does pretty well for php. I've never been all that happy with the web design tools, but, really that's not the programmers problem ;)
Dec
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answered Advice for good web server development setup
Dec
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comment Do you actually write 'clean code'?
@stargazer712: I hate php's functions because of the lack of defined namespaces. Inevitably, reading someone elses code, they have one "include" at the top, which itself includes 5 other things, which each include 4 more, and then I have to do a search on the entire code base to find the function definition. Very frustrating.