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A lifelong programmer who's been coding in Delphi since its initial release and currently makes a living at it.

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answered NoSQL within SQL Server
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Mar
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comment Does path coverage guarantee finding all bugs?
@Ixrec: SQLite makes a pretty valiant effort, though! But look at what an enormous effort it is! That wouldn't scale well to large codebases.
Mar
29
comment Does path coverage guarantee finding all bugs?
@digitgopher: I suppose, but if a program has no input, what useful thing does it do?
Mar
29
answered Does path coverage guarantee finding all bugs?
Mar
28
comment What kinds of Open-Source licenses are NOT OK to use internally in a corporation?
You would really want to take this up with someone from your company. As a general principle, using anything GPL in proprietary software is a violation. The GPL license is viral, which means if your company uses GPL-licensed code, they essentially have to open-source the entire project. Most open-source licenses are not viral, though. Some, like the Mozilla Public License, require you to freely publish changes you make to the MPL codebase itself, but that requirement doesn't carry over to your own code. But this is really too broad of a question to easily answer here.
Mar
27
comment Why did Alan Kay say, “The Internet was so well done, but the web was by amateurs”?
+1. A lot of what Alan Kay says makes him appear to be the sort of person who would not get the old joke about the difference between theory and practice. He's developed a lot of great theories over the years which have failed horribly in practice, and have been thoroughly out-competed in the "marketplace of ideas" by less theoretically pretty systems that actually work well, and Kay's never seemed to truly understand that.
Mar
24
comment Better to write your .NET library with COM limitations in mind, or separate your .NET library from Interop?
Very strange line from the article: "But why would someone ever think of exposing a nice and clean .NET library for a development platform (COM) that was deprecated decades ago?" COM is deprecated? I think someone forgot to tell the folks at Microsoft; they're still adding new features to Windows with it!
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Mar
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answered How come the computer doesn't have to read the entire table when the column is indexed?
Mar
20
comment Is CORBA outdated?
SOAP never was a good idea, even when it was popular.
Mar
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Mar
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answered When is it a good idea to force garbage collection?
Mar
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comment Why use an enum to determine node type in a parse tree?
There are two basic ways. One is to have the node classes themselves contain the necessary logic for the compilation process; the other is to have the base node class declare methods to implement the Visitor Pattern and have visitor classes contain the compilation logic.