Social skills are skills involved in interacting with other people.

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If my team has low skill, should I lower the skill of my code?

For example, there is a common snippet in JS to get a default value: function f(x) { x = x || 'default_value'; } This kind of snippet is not easily understood by all the members of my team, ...
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How to deal with ad-hoc mindsets?

I joined a dev team of six two month ago. People are nice, all is good. But more and more I observe an ad-hoc mindset. Stuff gets quick fixed, at the cost of future usability, there is little testing ...
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Developing a feature which sole purpose to be taken out?

What is the name of the pattern in which individual contributors (programmers/designers) developed an artifact for the sole purpose is to serve as a diversion so that management can remove that ...
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i want to make some programmer friends but dont know where to really look [closed]

I know this is one good place but what I'm really looking for is contacts, maybe seeing them online, have intelligent conversations etc. Where I live there isn't that many programmers around me ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for reasons after rejected after the interview? [closed]

I thought I did okay in the interviews but apparently the interviewers didn't think so. Is it appropriate to ask for a reason after I have received the rejection email? After all I don't want to annoy ...
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How bad can it be to lack teamwork when you are a programmer? [closed]

I'm still at school, and I know I have problems dealing with other people. I'm not an angry or shy or different, I just like to work my way and with my opinions while respecting other's, I have a big ...
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What do you do to improve your speech communication skills? [closed]

Being a programmer is not just grokking the latest cool technology or debugging a sneaky code error , we have to speak to our coworkers, project manager or boss, in the most effective way possibly; we ...
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Egoless programming, is it possible or even desirable [closed]

After reading this question; Why are so many programmers arrogant It does bring a related question to my mind. Is it possible to have egoless programming or is it even desirable? As a profession we ...
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How to Subtly Tell a Professor About our Poor Programming Assignments? [closed]

This is related to my C++ teacher of semester one and, unfortunately, the coming second semester as well. I have already completed the first assignment; needless to say, it's horrible. How can I ...
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How do I constructively and professionally deal with anger when I'm on the job? [closed]

What do you do when something makes you angry while programming? I usually Slap the mouse Hard on my desk and go get a coffee or anything, just to calm down
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How to deal with the “programming blowhard”? [closed]

(Repost, I posted this in the wrong section before, sorry) So I'm sure everyone has run into this person at one point or another, someone catches wind of your project or idea and initially shows some ...