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Martin Beckett
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120 votes

Why is verbosity bad for a programming language?

80 votes

Is there an expiration date for well regarded, but old books on programming?

75 votes

A client wants us to screen work machines for pornography. Is it possible?

66 votes

Do job postings exaggerate their requirements?

66 votes

Isn't open source bad for developers themselves?

64 votes

Avoid Postfix Increment Operator

42 votes

Why are there so many string classes in the face of std::string?

40 votes

Can I link to a GPL library from a closed source application?

39 votes

At what point/range is a code file too big?

27 votes

Red flags of unpaid IT internship

25 votes

When is it appropriate to not unit test?

23 votes

What operating systems are used in airplanes, and what programming languages are they developed in?

22 votes
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What constitutes proper use of threads in programming?

21 votes

What should be allowed inside getters and setters?

20 votes

What is the advantage of little endian format?

20 votes
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Why is code sometimes called "listings"?

17 votes

Why does Java not permit the use of headers as in C++

16 votes
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Licensing code under GPL: are revisions prior to adding GPL license still GPLed?

16 votes
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How can I get my own encryption algorithm tested?

14 votes

Open source library, can the project owner change the license to be more restrictive?

14 votes

Is there a way to add unique items to an array without doing a ton of comparisons?

14 votes

Is there a modified LGPL license that allows static linking?

13 votes

Why aren't more desktop apps written with Qt?

12 votes

Is there such a thing as truly random?

11 votes

Should I try to do practice problems in assembly?

10 votes
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What is the preferred way to protect ownership of one's code (e.g. copyright, licenses, etc)

10 votes

How do you keep your basic skills from atrophy?

10 votes
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What is the correct definition of Moore's law

10 votes
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How does freelance job operate?

10 votes
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How can I get into C++ graphics library?

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