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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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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 ...
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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 ...