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Buzzword for “performance-aware” software development [closed]

There seems to be an overabundance of buzzwords for software development styles and methodologies: Agile development, extreme programming, test-driven development, etc... well, is there any sort of ...
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Is MVC just the SEO of PHP programming?

There's around a zillion "PHP frameworks". And most of them bill themselves as following the MVC pattern. While it's welcome to overcome osCommerce coding style (processing logic heavily intermixed ...
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What are the Characteristics of a Software “Center of Excellence” (CoE)?

Recently a new director of my department came in and expressed his wish that we become a "center of excellence". I expected that since he is my first boss who actually has a programming background ...
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Question about new buzzwords about old concepts [closed]

What is the fascination with taking old concepts coming up with a buzzword for them and pitching it as new technology complete with 800 page tome with nerd on the cover? A long long time ago, lets ...
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What responses disqualify a candidate from hiring during the interview? [closed]

You are in the process of looking for candidates for a software development position, all the resumes are reviewed, and you made a couple of interview invites. Now, the folks show up in the conference ...
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How to dissuade a customer who just learned a technology and wants to use it everywhere?

My customer recently discovered what is URL Rewriting, without completely understanding what it is, how it works and the pros and cons of it. Now, he asks for lots of strange changes in actual ...
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How do programmers deal with Project Lead/Managers? [closed]

Project Managers/Technical Leads sometimes tend to be over enthusiastic when it comes to software. But during code reviews if instead of functionality of the code the only complain one hears is about ...
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Weeding out real agile from buzzword agile in an interview [closed]

I've been interviewing for co-ops (paid internships) lately and a large number of the companies I've been interviewing with have been saying they use Scrum or some other agile methodology (scrum being ...
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Security by obscurity - whats the equivalent for deleting data? [closed]

Unsure if I'm asking this in the right place but here goes: Security by Obscurity is the process of making data so obscure it therefore becomes secure as no one can read/understand it. My question ...
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You make websites? So then you must have heard about Web 2.0, right? [closed]

The other day someone asked me what type of work I do. I answered that I help to build web sites (Asp.net, c#, mostly). So he said "so then you must do a lot of Web 2.0 stuff, right?". I proceeded ...
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Is there a correlation between buzz words and ability? [closed]

We've just been through a hiring cycle and one thing that struck me was the fact that interviewees that threw every buzz word on the planet at us tended to rate the lowest. We gave them each a simple ...