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When do you think of efficiency? Before/During/After actually coding?

I've been programming in Java for quite some time and I always find myself doing very little "planning" (I haven't worked on anything HUGE yet, but im no stranger to big projects) and develop ideas ...
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How do you know you're writing good code? [duplicate]

I love programming. I've been messing around with code since I was a kid. I never went the professional route, but I have coded several in-house applications for various employers, including a project ...
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General tips on writing specs for Java programmers [closed]

I found myself in a pickle after writing some specs for freelance programmers that I hire. It seems that I'm missing some basic structure and I'm not placing the points in clear enough view for the ...
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Start a new project. Where is the inspiration? [closed]

The question may seem strange at first glance ... And I may be alone in this situation. But currently I want to improve my skill through learning new framework. however, do a simple "HelloWorld" ...
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How do people read big technical books? [closed]

I see that most of the good programmers have the habit of reading big books for learning about technology. What does it really take to read technical books, apart from the real interest on the ...
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How to Leverage Clearcase's features

We use Clearcase at our office, and based on my admittedly light knowledge of clearcase, it just seems like a really bloated source control tool. I know from hearing friends talk about Clearcase that ...