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Comment Re:Scrum Was Never Alive (Score 1) 371

Agile cannot produce good software since by definition you can't do anything that takes longer than a Sprint. And, if it wasn't for the nearly an hour a day we wasted in Scrum, I might have finished it on time. Of course, there were more JIRA issues that would have taken more than one Sprint so I would have probably just failed later due to Agile.

You're an idiot. If a story takes longer than a single sprint, you break it into multiple stories and, if applicable, also encapsulate those stories in an epic.

Comment Re:Lessons (Score 1) 497

Perhaps a compromise is order: dh_vndr_id or dhous_vndr_id.

What in God's name is that variable for? You actually know of production code that abbreviates "vendor" as "vndr" and "house" as "hous"? Excuse me while I go vomit...

Seriously, what's wrong with dhouse_vendor_id?

Comment Re:Lessons (Score 1) 497

I use verbose comments so I don't have to remember what was done and why it was done that way. Frankly I've got too many other things that I'd rather remember.

Yup. Hear hear! This is a sign that you are a good, seasoned programmer.

Granted verbose comments will make my code seem pretty old school, but I have yet to hear any questions from someone who picked up my code after I've left it.


And I can go back to code and know what I was doing even if it was 5 years ago. Now I may laugh at myself and be amazed at just how much I didn't know even then, but I will totally understand what's in the code without having to guess.

Perfect. As it should be! Nice work.

Comment Re:Cannnibalizing Objective-C (Score 1) 161

Obj-C fell 11, swift went up 4.

It's not actually relevant how many ranking indexes it fell by. You can't go by that. What's relevant is the percentages.

Objective-C went from 10.294% to 1.419%.
Swift went from 1.054% to 1.277%.
Combined, they went from 11.349% to 2.696%.

Clearly, the method of calculating percentages is highly flawed, as iOS and OS X development has not dropped as much as we are (mis)led to believe here.

Comment Re:Was going to give it a try... (Score 1) 93

Vic Mignogna is an extremely believable Captain Kirk. I think he plays a better Kirk than Shatner.

I don't know about better (Shatner defined Kirk, after all), but I agree that he's really, really good.

They really nailed it when casting him for the role.

"They" didn't cast him. STC is, in fact, his brainchild.

Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval