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I'm a Technion student studying Software Engineering.


Nov
12
comment How do you share your craft with non programmers?
@gnat Look at the asking dates. If anything, it's the other way around.
Jun
4
comment What's the benefit of avoiding the use of a debugger?
@dasblinkenlight OK fair enough. I did not consider that some would use a debugger as a crutch for simple situations as well.
Jun
4
comment What's the benefit of avoiding the use of a debugger?
@dasblinkenlight Again, you do not start thinking about your code only when there is a problem. You think about it before, during, and after you write it, so if a debugger is even considered, it means your ability to think about it failed. This is like: a car is used to travel long distances fast, someone comes and asks what's the benefit of not using a car, so you answer that there's benefits when you don't need to travel long distances fast. If you don't need to travel long distances fast, the question is moot, the interesting part is why would you not use a car when you do need to do that.
Jun
3
comment What's the benefit of avoiding the use of a debugger?
How is this different from what you would do anyway when dealing with code? Isn't the implied assumption in the question is that your ability to consider multiple execution paths failed (if you are the code author), or that you are not familiar enough with the code to have a proper mental "map" of it to look at possible code paths?
Mar
29
comment What are good keyboards for programming?
@svlada WHAT?!?!! When did that happen?!?!
Jan
9
comment Why is the UI of nowadays application getting so “plain”?
"What about some everyday applications? A browser maybe? I guess the 10% chance button should also be there, since the browser is used for such a long time that 10% can be called 'often'". This is not the right way to look at frequency. Given a long enough time any esoteric feature will reach a high enough use count. If a user needs to press a button at most once per day, then 10% of 100% is still not frequent. Stack Overflow: yes, it's comfortable. And clean. It's a result of visual simplicity. Compare it to something like ynet.co.il.
Feb
2
comment How do you share your craft with non programmers?
@Dave it fits the category of questions that were posted when the site was still in beta, if memory serves me right. The rules weren't completely polished back then.
Dec
7
comment What hurts maintainability?
@ChrisF Opened a meta question. Would love to hear a more elaborate response.
Dec
6
comment What hurts maintainability?
@sleske I agree. This seems like exactly the kinds of questions this site was opened for. I'm a bit puzzled about this too.
Nov
17
comment Is it good practice to use functions just to centralize common code?
...on the other hand, what if there's a very high likelihood that you will never add something to it. Is your suggestion still the best course of action in that case as well?
Sep
28
comment How do you share your craft with non programmers?
+1 for bureaucracy.
Sep
15
comment Time to drop Emacs and vi?
github.com/jaredpar/VsVim and viemu.com
Jul
18
comment Should software patents be legal?
@Mason This was very interesting. Where did you get this information from? (I'm hoping it's some book I can buy)
Jul
9
comment How important is the ability to touch-type?
@Chance "I disagree that it doesn't affect speed, I've seen hunt and peckers type before." That's because hunt-and-peck-ers usually suck at hunting and pecking too. I was pretty fast back in the days I used to be one.
Jun
12
comment What's the business in developing a programming language?
@Victor ....I suppose..... Not sure what you are getting at here.
Jun
12
comment iPhone vs Windows Phone development
The reason WP isn't selling well is because most people are locked into contracts with the carriers and can't switch until that contract is expired. I have seen a lot of interest in the platform online, and the app store is growing pretty fast, so I wouldn't call it dead yet.
Apr
8
comment Do programmers think differently from non-programmers?
I think it's supposed to be "ID:10T".
Mar
17
comment Have you ever done a project using a languages that is not the mainstream choice for the specific niche of the project? Why?
@TZHX OK point taken, updated question title
Mar
17
comment Have you ever done a project using a languages that is not the mainstream choice for the specific niche of the project? Why?
I think it's safe to say that C,C++,Java are mainstream. C#,Python seems to be kinda mainstream.
Mar
14
comment Ever taught yourself drawing/art skills?
I love how this manages to be on topic while asking a liberal arts related question :p