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Are corner and edge cases too often ignored or disregarded and why? [closed]

I have the feeling that a lot of developers disregard corner and edge cases. Often they tend to just ignore these. I was once working on a logistics project. In the order management of the ...
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What do you say in a code review when the other person built an over complicated solution? [closed]

The other day I reviewed code someone on my team wrote. The solution wasn't fully functional and the design was way over complicated-- meaning stored unnecessary information, built unnecessary ...
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Are these signs of a bad developer? [closed]

I used to blame changing specifications from clients for code rot, not realising that business models do change and it's my job to develop in an adaptable way. I now see that as a sign of a bad ...
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What's the best way to get up to speed with Java? [closed]

I'm a software developer that just switched teams so I shall write code in Java now. Last time I wrote something in the language was in programming 101 at uni (I was already an amateur coder back ...
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Are all dirty fixes created equal? [closed]

I have seen some dirty code in my time. I have heard varied feedback about "dirty fixes" too: a) a dirty "fix" is not a fix b) some fixes dirtier than others but dirty fixes are not acceptable ...
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Why are a seemingly disproportionate amount of programmers just, well, not nice? [closed]

Maybe it's just my personal experience, but I associate with varying different groups and types of people and it seems to me that an oddly large percentage of programmers I have encountered are "not ...
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Help me learn to program with humility? [closed]

I wanted to ask this question so that I can come back to it and have it serve as a constant reminder for me. Throughout my life, I've had milestones where I've sat down and really evaluated myself. ...