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I often use CCM[^] to find bad code, but had to use it in VS2012 (the most recent supported version). Today I simply downloaded the source and compiled it, and then created a modified Addin file for VS2013 (based on the one for VS2012) and put the files in the Addin directory for VS2013. It works! Yay!
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Not sure what version of VS2013 you are using, but under the Analyze menu, you can select "Calculate Code Metrics for Project/Solution" which displays the cyclomatic complexity and other metrics. VS Ultimate has had that feature at least since VS2010.
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You mean elephant? That'll be trademarked someday. Or, has it already?
All over it like white on rice.
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I don't see anything wrong with that - as long as they don't abuse it by trying to stop all use of the word for products. Their Candy Crush Saga game is huge - and has spawned a host of 'Candy ...' games relying on people's association with the original to garner downloads.
Well patent trolls tend to patent something specifically to get money - Candy Crush trademarked the name to stop people using it in a confusing manner, making their games appear to be associated with Candy Crush.
And from what I understand, Apple have contacted anyone with a game with Candy in the keywords - the Candy Crush company have stated
We have trademarked the word 'CANDY' in the EU, as our IP is constantly being infringed and we have to enforce our rights and to protect our players from confusion. We don't enforce against all uses of CANDY – some are legitimate and of course, we would not ask App developers who use the term legitimately to stop doing so.
retrospectively back to when the word was used in their product, where they can demonstrate the use is "confusing" in some way.
same as if you release a game called 'zzz blaster'. three weeks later someone else releases a game called 'zzz blasting pro'. just because you hadn't got a trademark shouldnt stop you preventing them profiting from your name. so, you trademark zzz and then can legally prevent them using the name.
of course, the usual way is to ask first and proceed to trademark and lawyers if the copiers resist . but when you have as much money as king games you can afford to throw money about.
That what I call abuse...Ever heard of patent trolls?
You are confusing trademarks with patents. To add to the confusion, both are granted by the same organization ("PTO" is Patent and Trademark Office).
A patent is something that grants ownership of a process. A trademark is something that grants ownership of an image. [... and a copyright is something that grants ownership of a text stream.]
A patent troll is someone that acquires and enforces a simple or simplistic patent with force beyond what is reasonable. Someone that owns a trademark (almost every company in the known world) has legal ownership of something. I can't imagine any activity that would make a trademark enforcement party a patent troll. The two concepts are different.
That's the point - they have no right to the name candy (and if you read the patent it also on education and clothing - patent[^]), so they use the power of money they have to buy something not meant to be on sale...
I'm not questioning your powers of observation; I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is. (V)
But you're missing the point. What would be evil is if they get it, and then try to use it against every bit of clothing that has the word 'candy' on it. Until they do that, they are clearly looking for the widest possible precedent, even if they only intend to use it where people are trying to make money off of their success.
What make me upset, is that apparently they trademarked the word just for suing other game makers ...
That is in fact one of the main purposes of obtaining a trademark. ... and it happens all the time. Coca-Cola and Pepsi have 2 of the strongest trademarks in the world, and they are forever in litigation with abusers of their trademarks.