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In Topic: Setting up Eclipse for education

02 January 2016 - 11:23 AM

Thanks for the help. It got me started at least, which seems to be half the battle with Eclipse most of the time.

In Topic: Setting up Eclipse for education

02 January 2016 - 09:13 AM

Yeah, we've got an installer too for now. I'll look into the perspective plugin, cause that's the main thing giving us grief right now. Do you know if the default workspace directory can be specified relative to the eclipse install, or is that just going to have to be setup by the installer script?

In Topic: System specs all over the world?

09 July 2015 - 11:59 AM

Awesome. That's great to know, thanks.

In Topic: How many of you write self-documenting code?

09 July 2015 - 08:26 AM

I generally write self documenting code as much as I can. A lot of comments on everything just makes the code look cluttered, and I figure that if my code isn't easily readable, then one of two things is going on:

(a) My code sucks and needs to be refactored and rewritten to make more sense.

(b) It's a really complicated problem that can't really be refactored and should probably be explained with comments where necessary.


When working on contract projects my clients have always loved the way that I write clean readable code, because they really don't have time to read through a bloated mess filled with comments that explain a ton of simple get and set functions before they can figure out how to use the module I wrote. The ironic thing is that when I started taking classes to get a degree in computer science the professors knocked off a bunch of points for writing the kind of code that's actually useful in a production environment.

In Topic: Easy source control for educational uses?

24 May 2015 - 07:13 AM

Thanks for the ideas everyone. I'm going to start evaluating all of them. I'm actually leaning towards switching over to SVN clients, since GitHub apparently has SVN access. Thanks again, improving our source control workflow's gonna give us a way better shot at making it to the championship.