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How do you start a development project with limited knowledge of the domain and programming language? [closed]

I am being offered to be a technical lead on a new upcoming project in my company. I have limited knowledge related to this project's domain as well as limited training in the programming language ...
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Can I use a patented algorithm? [closed]

Similar to this question, but for a very different situation. I've been working-up some example code to accompany a proposed programming challenge and asking questions about the difficult bits. In my ...
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Preparing yourself for Code challenges [closed]

Just a few days ago I discovered Codility, and I tried their challenges. And I must say. I got my behind handed to me on a platter. I'm not sure what the problem was, but I'll lick my wounds and wait ...
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How effective are programming challenges in the recruiting process? [closed]

I think our company can create challenges designed to find software engineer candidates who are: Good at solving problems, not at wowing recruiters. More likely to be afraid to come up to us at a ...
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When required to convert code from a language you don't know, how do you go about it? [closed]

Scenario: Your boss tells you he needs a big chunk of code in language X converting into code Y. You know code Y but are only vaguely aware of X. You only have limited amount of time. Do you try and ...