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comment Is the target of 3 dependencies per class always achievable?
A code smell is a rule of thumb; something that you generally want to look into. It is not something that is automatically and always evil and must be reworked. And three is not a magic number. Just use common sense. Sometimes this can be justified, sometimes not (everyone’s mileage varies).
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comment Selecting between multiple actions in PHP
Hardly worth the downvote though, was it? I just expected a lot of if vs switch discussion & thought I'd throw in a rarely considered alternative. It's certainyl valid & maybe OP, even he doesn't use it now, will have learned something that he can use elsewhere in future.
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comment I'm really terrible programmer. please help
You put your real name to this?? Don't you know that when you apply for a job they will Google for you and might read this??
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comment Programming Concepts
stackoverflow.com/revisions/392926/175 inspired github.com/vhf/free-programming-books/blob/master/…
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answered Selecting between multiple actions in PHP
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comment How do you approach a new project where the code has already been written?
The first thing that I do in such circumstances is always to runt he code through stack.nl/~dimitri/doxygen Even code with no DoxyGen comments generates a very useful overview, and understanding of the code structure.
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comment How should you deal with a popular project that you no longer want to maintain?
With so many answerer and comments, there is obviously some interest here. What do you have to lose by naming the project and seeing if one of use would like to take it over?
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comment How should you deal with a popular project that you no longer want to maintain?
"My stature in my field has helped me find jobs". Good point - an Open Source project always looks impressive on a resume/CV.
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comment How to avoid micro management from a client? [Design Job]
"There's no shame in poverty". There’s no food in it either. Or roof over your head.
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comment Help On My First Website!
You might get an answer if you post your code on stackoverflow.com and explain how it looks wrong and in which browsers.
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answered Does code generation increase the code quality?
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Mar
25
comment What are the benefits to a dev team for taking on an intern for the summer?
Great point about potential hires. Joel says, in "Recruiting the Top 1 Percent", "I hired more than half of my developers as college interns" ... inc.com/magazine/20070501/column-guest.html
Mar
24
comment What are the benefits of not including other header files in a header file?
A en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_Compilation_Unit should be ... compilable. GCC will happily compile your .H (without any .C or .CPP) and point out any errors. There should be none. Ergo, if your header file relies on types, enums, etc, then it must #include the appropriate header file(s) to define them.
Mar
24
comment What is the proper relationship between the software developer and the business customer?
For small values of "literally", presumably?
Mar
24
comment What techniques should be used to ensure clear communication from the customer?
gilb.com/Requirements
Mar
24
comment Teamviewer monitor driver failed
@gnat, surely it's totally wrong for S.O? They want to see you post some code & explain how it doesn't work, then they will help you. This seems to me to be clearly a question for superuser.com Don't you agree?
Mar
23
comment What principle is violated by having a button do two radically different things or screens act radically different depending on the situation
That sounds good to me (+1). So, are you going to add it to Wikipedia, then? <grin>
Mar
21
comment best language for rpg making
Tetris is extremely simple? Even tic tac toe or bigbangtheory.wikia.com/wiki/Rock_Paper_Scissors_Lizard_Spock are not so "simple", and certainly not "extremely" so.