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Share Your Experience: Take the 2024 Developer Survey
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Pieter B
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131 votes
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Is it bad practice to write code that relies on compiler optimizations?

56 votes

Is there any technical reason why, in programming, the default date format is YYYYMMDD and not something else?

55 votes

Where did the notion of "one return only" come from?

53 votes

Should I record a bug that I discovered and patched?

49 votes

Completion time on a company where the supervisors don't know programming

46 votes

How to protect software from being deleted by antivirus?

35 votes

SQL sanitizing in code with no user input

29 votes

Why do we need to put N before strings in Microsoft SQL Server?

23 votes

Why did the creators of the Internet Protocol decide to use IP addresses to identify a particular computer?

22 votes

Why are deadlines always so short?

21 votes

Does using a database server make sense if the application only does things locally?

21 votes
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Force users to update to the latest version of my app on the Google Play Store

20 votes
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Is debugging a waste of time?

20 votes
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All full stack developers vs backend and frontend developers?

17 votes

Should laying out a GUI graphically be considered "cheating?"

17 votes
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How do you compress ASCII strings into fewer bytes?

16 votes

Effectiveness of FizzBuzz and Beyond

15 votes

Why are floating point numbers used often in Science/Engineering?

15 votes

Why should your code not use 100% CPU?

13 votes

Why did SQL injection prevention mechanism evolve into the direction of using parameterized queries?

12 votes

Is it OK to have single flag and use value -1 as 'disabled'?

12 votes

What is a 'Null Terminated String' ?

12 votes

What are good reasons to drop Windows XP support?

11 votes

When to optimize for memory vs performance speed for a method?

10 votes
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As API author, should I treat Empty and Null the same in search criteria?

10 votes

When to ignore errors that are common and the program recovers from

10 votes

Almost every reported bug is a high-priority bug

10 votes

Reasons NOT to open source not-for-profit code?

10 votes
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Which programming language first came up with the finally block?

9 votes

When do you typically write a software module yourself vs. buying an existing product?

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