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May
20
asked Why does C++ not have a “pure” keyword for virtual functions?
May
13
comment How would a new language look if it was designed from scratch to be easy to TDD?
But do you want to leave the tests in there? Would you leave them enabled for production code? Maybe they could be #ifdef'd out for C, otherwise we are looking at code-size/run-time hits.
May
13
comment How can I convince my boss that ANSI C is inadequate for our new project?
I don't understand why the boss would be the one to maintian your code. have you no fellow team members?
May
13
comment How can I convince my boss that ANSI C is inadequate for our new project?
So, did you get sacked? Can your boss maintain the C# code himself?
May
8
comment Io (Language) IDE/Compiler
This question should have been asked at softwarerecs.stackexchange.com
May
8
comment How should I behave as a developer in a project that's headed for failure?
No matter how bad the previous team, 1.5 months before deadline is not a got time to replace them, with the resultant learning curve for the new team. If I were the manager, I would have left the project with the team ought to understand it.
May
8
comment What to do as a Dev when for years their team has lacked product innovation, not used project mgmt methodologies, and kept bad Software Dev practices?
Shore talks about his champion ("somebody I work with who has more clout than me and thinks along generally the same lines I do" -- to that I have to add "but isn't trying to change anything". Don't expect too much
May
6
comment What do you do when one thinks the code isn't complicated enough?
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away" - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
May
6
comment Technique/visualisation aids to help ourselves to have a clearer picture of the code?
Four years later and I can't believe that no one mentioned stack.nl/~dimitri/doxygen
May
6
comment What to do when opensource project starts to tear apart? (or a manager tries to write code and then shouts at the team)
What does he contribute to the project? If it's not much, why don't you just fork the project and carry on without him?
May
5
answered Help putting together an Open Source Friendly contract but does not allow day job work to be Open Sourced
May
4
comment At what point would you drop some of your principles of software development for the sake of more money?
I also like to consider location. However, even with only those three you are not often likely to find all three in one project. I usually settle for two. And it's usually a different two each time.
May
4
comment At what point would you drop some of your principles of software development for the sake of more money?
"At what point would you drop some of your principles of software development for the sake of more money?" At about 8:30 a.m, Monday to Friday. Renter gotta rent; eater gotta eat.
Apr
30
comment Http meta tag for refreshing/redirecting
Yeuck!! I think that you will find that standard practise is to output(header("Location: http://next_page.php/"););
Apr
28
comment Options for a lead programmer who prefers programming to leading?
"I have not discussed this with anyone in management ". Why on earth not?? Run, don't walk, to management and explain. A good company/good manager will understand & rearrange things to everyone's benefit - yours and theirs. You don't want to work at the other kind of company anyway
Apr
28
comment Http meta tag for refreshing/redirecting
I have never heard of using meta refresh when submitting a form. How would that even work?? Are you suggesting that it somehow replaces <form action="action_page.php"> ... <input type="submit" value="Submit"> ?
Apr
28
comment How can I reuse generic code for consulting between companies?
"company X can find a MATH_Sin() function available in company Y's DLL and assume that I copied their code" ... errm, because you did?
Apr
28
comment How do you respond to: “Ever since the update…” questions from clients?
"You must be a bad programmer because you're making your software worse"? ... po9ssibly ... in some areas ... by mistake .. in course of making it so much better in the following areas ...
Apr
28
comment How do I safely write code in my own 'words' and not plagiarize?
+1 for "metonymous"
Apr
28
comment How much time should I dedicate to refactoring my code?
"If you treat refactoring as its own thing, rather than as part of the process of development, then it can become never ending" ... Otoh, "It seems that perfection is attained, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away" - Antoine de Saint Exupéry ;-)