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Jun
6
comment What to do when a company request permission to use open source code without attribution?
I like the directness of your response. Unfortunately, I have a soft side to overcome. I realised that binpress.com would be a nuetral way to complete the transaction.
Jun
6
comment What to do when a company request permission to use open source code without attribution?
Are any official procedures/license to use? I want them to be able to use the code in anyway they wish without crediting me; but I still own the code so that they cannot sue someone else later down the road for using the same code. I don't know if I make sense, but I just think there's some kind of loop holes that needs to be covered.
Jun
26
comment Should you keep a copy of all the code you write?
What if you are not in a software company i.e. sell the software you write for a living? Perhaps just internal software you write to improve business workflow? Does it make a difference?
Jun
3
comment How do I know if I am using Scrum methodologies?
Of course I don't really mean to confuse him, I just want to be able to tell him that my methodology is a formally documented, tried and proven one. That he should trust that this approach will work. But after reading many articles, i felt as if the idea of Agility is mostly in "spirit". The actual execution can vary depending on setups. So I am asking what else do I need to do to call myself agile.
Jun
3
comment How do I know if I am using Scrum methodologies?
My ongoing plan for porting to C# is using VSTO excel addin as a stepping stone. This way i get new features to work in excel, at the same time, I get to resuse the .NET dlls in the future if a C# winforms version is feasible.
Jun
3
comment How do I know if I am using Scrum methodologies?
If the management doesn't know that "Agility" is a formal methodology in the first place then how can there be scrum meetings at all. Furthermore, I only have myself to meet up. The bigger picture is up to his interpretation, mostly, he thinks excel is a "cheap" software and we should have a "proper" winforms app with sophisticated DB backend supporting offline/online access etc. I do keep a changelog but nobody is interested to read.
May
9
comment Do you perfect your code as you go or FINISH the product first, improve structure later
Sometimes it's not adding features, but how something done 3 week ago could have been done in a better way. In that case, should we go back and make the change and delay the rest or just leave it in its current state/mess. I find it hard to decide since the benefits cannot be measured immediately.
Nov
29
comment OOP private method parameters coding style
convenience is the whole point, during development stage. I know member variables can be accessed directly, otherwise I wouldn't have asked this question. Your comments hint that you wouldn't do this even out of convenience, so could you share why so? Thanks.
Nov
29
comment OOP private method parameters coding style
I think I explained it in my second paragraph?
Jul
30
comment What is a Munger
hmm.. I might have to re-read the soruce code to determine the best answer.
Jul
29
comment What's the difference between working at a software company and a company whose focus is in another field?
"They'll want it to work, and work now, and that'll be good enough" -- that is not true for me. The management thinks they know better when they are not and they have no clue about the complexity/approperiateness of the software features they demand (e.g. single-mighty-integrate-all-plus-CAD in C#). Being completely clueless about development methodologies, they sit around the meeting table imagining unrealistic deadlines. Definitely challenging =)
Jul
2
comment When and how a programmer should start own business?
i think the minimum viable income should also include the cost of running the venture.
Dec
7
comment Best Practices: Database app programming patterns
Looks like it is, in a more rigourous way.
Dec
7
comment Best Practices: Database app programming patterns
hi christopher, i would gladly hear you elaborate your opinion, if you woud.
Dec
7
comment Best Practices: Database app programming patterns
wow... thanks everyone for the inputs (including all answerers and commenters). should've asked this question earlier. I haven't check what is ORM, and i can't understand all your tech-talk right now, so i think i will be learning a lot this weekend.