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Programming

How much code documentation is a symptom of bad coding (i.e. poor method or variables names, poor class or package structure, missing logging, etc)?
on Jul 15, 2013
What should be in a source control commit message for a single file add? Ideas: Reason: The reason for the file should be in a comment in a file so it would be a duplicate to also include in the commit message. File add: Already part of the commit Issue identifier From http://jamesjava.blogspot.com/2012/11/source-control-message-for-single-file.html
on Jul 15, 2013

Patterns

What are the cost vs. benefits of creating interfaces and how should they be balanced? I am only considering cases where interfaces are optional and aren
on Jul 15, 2013

Security

Is it more secure to allow the browser to save a website password or prohibit the browser from saving the password? Benefits of allow the browser to save the password: Spoof websites are more easily detected because the username and password don't show up (this may be a mute point if the username is saved but not the password). Keyloggers won't pick up the password if you don't type it. (Thanks...
on Jul 15, 2013

Performance

Could java.util.concurrent.lock.Lock use a static list of all threads that have locks and ThreadLocal locks lists to know about all in use locks and then check for incorrect order when lock() is called. Consider: In lock: Check the ThreadLocal list and if there are no other locks then proceed. Else if there are other locks then look through other threads to determine if any have any of the same...
on Jul 15, 2013

Business

Do a "requirements document" and "design document" use an outdated format? Is one monolithic document the right way to handle that information? Are there better ways to handle that information? Consider this idea: Keep requirements/design info in a tree structure. Support viewing the whole tree to a specific depth so that people can ignore undesired detail. Allow ownership...
on Oct 21, 2010