After watching National Geographic's MegaStructures series, I was surprised how fast large projects are completed. Once the preliminary work (design, specifications, etc.) is done on paper, the ...
I'm a year away from graduating from university, and I'm really looking forward to solving practical problems. Especially non-trivial ones which require a bit of research and a lot of thinking. But ...
This question is directed more toward employers and graduate student advisors/professors but all opinions are welcome. What do you find is a common weakness of new hires and/or new grad students? Is ...
So I've kind of been getting angry about the current position I'm in, and I'd love to get other developers' input on this. I've been at my current place of employment for about 11 months now. When I ...
I try to find an answer of a very difficult question. The question is: How many developers and how many software companies are there in the world? For example if I check the Statistic Austria ...
Can increased usage of higher and higher programming languages lead to a deficit of programmers with computer architecture knowledge?
Quote from Wikipedia of the article "High-level programming language": A high-level programming language is a programming language with strong abstraction from the details of the computer. In ...
In my last three jobs, I was a code maintainer. In all three cases, I was hired after the majority of the code for the project was already written. I'm a self taught programmer. Before I ever started ...
I am currently studying computer science and was wondering how strict coding styles are in industry, how much it differs between industries and if it is true that a stricter coding style is always ...
I've strong interests in Functional and Logic programming and Mercury seems like a good blend of the two. Is it used in industry at all? I'm one to learn a language just for the fun of it but it would ...
I recently observed some contract offers which included a "code review by third party" clause - the contract would not pay out fully until the code review was completed and it received a pass. I was ...
As always, if this is a duplicate question that I have yet to uncover, please feel free to close or delete it. I'm attempting to get into the programming industry. I've focused mainly on PHP due to ...
Is it perhaps time for enterprise systems to be developed to strict enforced standards? Many books list optional 'standards' and best practices, but these are purely suggested practices. Still, every ...
I've always wondered why some companies want you to register when you install their programs. Personally, I just find it annoying and decline, but what do companies have to gain by having their users ...
Greenfield vs. brownfield revenue? (attempting to get an idea of measure of effort expended on the two)
The big question I have in my mind: how many developers are brownfield ("enterprise") compared to greenfield (all new code, from the ground up). I'm constantly reading breathless articles about the ...
So recently in school we have started programming klm25z boards using ARM Assembly. I was wondering if in most industry jobs, microcontrollers are really programmed in assembly over C. It seems to ...
Looking for companies with strong R&D departments, specifically for A.I., but I can't seem to find many. Are there only a handful? [closed]
I plan to get a PhD in CS, concentrating in some subfield of artificial intelligence, not sure which one at the moment. I'm looking into R&D departments in industry, but there don't seem to be ...
I have been seeing opportunities go past me for just 1 reason: not having professional industry experience. I say to many employers that I'm capable of doing the job and show them the work I've done ...