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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 ;-)
Apr
28
comment Is there any reason not to make a webapp be client-side only?
Is there any reason that you might not want to let just anyone run the app? If so, you need to authenticate them at a server, so it can't be 100% client-side (but still mostly so)
Apr
27
comment My work isn't being used… what can/ should I do?
I totally agree. Don't ask us to guess why they are not using your work - ask them.
Apr
24
comment How should I go about fixing code from a less-experienced programmer?
"Should I just fix the code myself for now and try to catch things in the future?" and how will your junior learn from that ?
Apr
23
comment Why was the percent sign (%) chosen as the format specifier for the printf family of functions?
"Actually, I think I know who would know about that" ... and? ... and?.. Don't just leave us with a cliff-hanger ...
Apr
22
comment Best ways to sell management on the benefits of Open Source Software?
Nope, there’s no published number for Joe Public to call. But when you pay for support you get a number, email, guaranteed response time, etc, etc. That's strictly on a professional, contractual basis. There is a huge industry built around supporting/extending/customizing OSS.
Apr
21
comment Demonstrate bad code to client?
Why the downvote on this? Sure, the client might be non-tech, but code metrics produce numbers & everyone can understand those. Especially if there is a well documented,not too techy, explanation of what those numbers mean
Apr
21
comment Demonstrate bad code to client?
"Imagine their website is a physical machine, like a mechanical printing press" - and it's printing money! But, because it's broken, it is not printing as much money as it could ... that ought hook them ,-)
Apr
21
comment What to watch out for when writing code at an Interview?
"I knew I didn't want to work there if they were that messed up" - yup, interviewing is a two way process
Apr
17
comment Project Manager that wants to lock in time estimate with a signed contract
Why hasn't this inciteful comment been upvoted more? Milk shot out of my nose when I read it!
Apr
17
comment What languages are more suited for long term projects?
Yup, stick with the classics. C would be my number one choice, although for some applications you might consider Fortran. Stay away from 3rd party libraries. I doubt even .NET will last 20 years.
Apr
17
comment The Agile process: how and what should be documented?
Sounds like you are referring to documentation after the fact (please forgive me if I am wrong). Whatever happened to documentation before the fact? O tempora, o mores :-(
Apr
17
comment The Agile process: how and what should be documented?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_a_sucker_born_every_minute Seriously - did you not foresee en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_factor? Well, a lesson learned he hard way tends to get learned well. Hopefully, for you, there won't be a next time (but you will still be in business)
Apr
17
revised Is it reasonable to insist on reproducing every defect before diagnosing and fixing it?
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Apr
17
comment Is there a viable alternative to the agile development methodology?
Waterfall: we know what is happening. Agile: we'll fumble our way in the dark & hope to figure something out as we go along.
Apr
17
answered Is it reasonable to insist on reproducing every defect before diagnosing and fixing it?