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comment How do I contribute to API documentation for open source projects
And did you do it? Did it mot work, so you are asking here? Is that why you are UnHappy?
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comment How do I contribute to API documentation for open source projects
Slog your way through SourceForge, GitHub, et al, find projects with - in your opinion - poor, or no API docs and contact them. You might ask if you can help, or you might offer a fait accompli by writing the docs first then sending them and askign if they want to use them.
Aug
26
comment What is the way to understand someone else's giant uncommented spaghetti code?
That's the first thing that I do with any inherited code.
Aug
21
comment Configuration file for a generic log file parser
Aaaaaargh!! typo !!!! (sorry)
Aug
20
comment Configuration file for a generic log file parser
Alas, it has to support Unix. Company standard is Python & we are not afraid of the parsing part - just wondering how to structure the log file in a generic way, so that it is as future proof as possible.
Aug
18
comment Eclipse unit test - one project per file/class?
Yup, that's my plan (+1). Ideally, I want to be able to test each file individually, but that seems like a lot of Eclipse projects to create.
Jul
29
comment How to promote code review as an employee?
1) you can ask for recommendations at softwarerecs.stackexchange.com 2) try to push for automated unit test too
Jul
27
comment Should HTML or CSS files count toward a “lines of code” metric?
Best! Comment! Ever !!
Jul
27
comment When to use single-line if statements?
I am astonished that there is not one single mention of the word "breakpoint" on this page. If you are debugging and only want to stop when the action is taken, how will you do that if it is all on a single line? And if your stop on the single line and one-step, how do you know if any action was taken or not?
Jul
21
comment Is this awkward spacing some type of style?
Did you ask him?
Jul
15
comment Prevent Casual Piracy for Simple Utility
Real true ninja powwwwwwwwwer !!!!!!!!!!!! realultimatepower.net/index4.htm
Jul
10
comment What can go wrong with composing a method name out of a string?
Perhaps - but wouldn't the point of the question - "what can go wrong with this" - depend upon the language?
Jul
9
comment What can go wrong with composing a method name out of a string?
I forgot to check my calendar. Is it "guess the programing language day" again already? It seems to come around more quickly every year.
Jul
9
comment Saving to Registry vs. CustomFile
Which is why I went back to .INI files after coding only one application which sued the registry.
Jun
25
comment Seeking Delphi (Pascal) code beautifier
Btw, we now have a site for recommending s/w tools, such as this. See softwarerecs.stackexchange.com
Jun
18
comment FizzBuzz on Large Scale
Errrm, your code seems to check for divisible by 3 ELSE divisible by 5. What about FizzBuzz when it is divisible by both?
Jun
18
comment Error recovering emails in Delphi (POP3)
You should ask at stackoverflow.com but be sure to post your code and explain what it is expected to do and goes wrong. @Bart's answer below tells you what went went wrong, but please learn which site to use for which questions. How to Ask
Jun
18
comment “Read” a file without using a file pointer
" ... POSIX systems (which, obviously Linux is)" - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX states that Linux is "Mostly POSIX-compliant"
Jun
18
comment “Read” a file without using a file pointer
Yup! interviewSmell++; You do not want to work for a company which uses gotchas during the interview. You can either explain that clearly, or go into a long series of "am I allowed to ... ?", culminating with "am I allowed to move all of the piano tuners in Philadelphia to Mount Fuji (and place them under manhole covers)?" - then exit, stage left
Jun
9
comment How to add a new developer to the team
"Documentation and comments are incomplete" ... "The client has written down almost every detail about his project, in a very clear and "programmer-friendly" way". Get the new guy to translate the client’s writings into design documentation, then "There are unit tests only for more recent code. When this project started, we didn't regularly conduct tests" get him to write & run tests. He won't be getting in your way and will be contributing to the project