2017
Oct
12
comment Would having 4 states per “bit” rather than 2 mean twice the storage space?
This is the best answer.
Jun
18
answered Is it bad practice to not delete redundant files right away from VCS but instead mark them as “To be deleted” with comments first?
May
5
comment Is there such a thing as having too many unit tests?
This is a great answer and aligns perfectly with my experience.
2016
Nov
24
comment Coding standard for clarity: comment every line of code?
I'm not making this up - in order to meet a Canadian requirement, a company I worked at had the developers write a pre-processor that added comments EXACTLY like the OP's example. I think ours was "C ADD 1 TO I" or some such. It was FORTRAN, so loops were similarly commended "C LOOP FROM 1 TO 10". The code was LOADED with useless comments. I deleted all that crap as I maintained code. No one ever said anything to me.
Nov
24
comment Coding standard for clarity: comment every line of code?
Obvious is in the eye of the beholder. And changes depending on the deadline.
Nov
19
comment My boss asks me to stop writing small functions and do everything in the same loop
I like his way.
Oct
29
answered Should I define the relations between tables in the database or just in code?
Jul
19
comment Is having fixed delivery dates for elements an “Agile” way of working?
If the teams did not estimate the tasks, and the deadlines and functionality are cast in concrete, then the dev teams should take a day to verify the estimates. Who knows, they could be generous. Once these estimates are done, throw them into sprints to determine where there are risks. Inform management as soon as possible.
Jun
16
comment Time difference between developing with unit tests vs no tests
You are solving the wrong problem. You are too busy and seem to have no project management support. Are you estimating project effort? Are you reserving 20% of your time for bug fixes, meetings, and other non-coding tasks? How much overtime are you working?
Jun
9
comment Why do people use C if it is so dangerous?
'Tis a poor knife that cuts one way.
May
7
awarded  Critic
May
7
comment Should there be unit tests for complex regular expressions?
Why would you not test a regex using automation?
2015
Jul
4
answered Should you write your back-end as an API?
Jul
4
comment Should you write your back-end as an API?
This is the clearest answer so far.
2014
Sep
1
comment What's wrong with comments that explain complex code?
I feel many of the responses below are purposefully misinterpreting your question. There's nothing wrong with commenting your code. If you feel you need to write an explanatory comment, then you need to.
Jul
26
awarded  Commentator
Jul
26
comment Why is polling accepted in web programming?
Polling is easy and sometimes it is "good enough."
2012
Nov
17
awarded  Cleanup
Nov
17
revised How would you react if someone told you your code is a mess?
rolled back to a previous revision
Nov
17
comment How would you react if someone told you your code is a mess?
Remember folks, just because someone said the code was bad does not make it true. After hearing "your code is a mess" the OP deserves "and here's why." Then, analysis can begin.