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comment Why develop free, open source programs?
@Diego: I see. That makes sense.
Dec
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comment Why develop free, open source programs?
@ammoQ: maybe for you. for me, love is the first reason. everything else is for love.
Dec
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comment Why develop free, open source programs?
@Diego: forgive my naivety but how can you say you love it if you won't do it for love alone?
Nov
30
comment Is functional programming actually used to create applications?
@Jörg W Mittag: If it happens "by accident" then surely that is on merit alone. Your example shows that Java got picked on particular merits, and nothing else. They are merits of the language because otherwise it would have been a different language
Nov
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
16
revised Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
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Nov
16
answered What are some current opinions on WPF?
Nov
16
comment Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
@Rox: also, just because you can find it doesn't mean you will. My point is that I don't think most customers will search for the details that Jon Hopkins found. But I am assuming things about the behaviours of customers I know nothing about.
Nov
16
comment Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
@Rox: I don't lump Google stalking in with stalking, as it's not normally harmful, and most Internet users will do it at some point. It's just a turn of phrase I use when looking up details about someone by using Google, because if you're not relying on the information they gave you then you are snooping on them.
Nov
16
comment Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
@Rox: Have you got to someone's Myspace page through reading company literature? If you got there by taking someone's name from a company website and Googling them, then you Google stalked them. But if you're correct, that Google stalking is prevalent, then the risk is quite high and so the Myspace page should be taken into account.
Nov
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revised Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
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revised Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
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Nov
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answered Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
Nov
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answered Starting as a developer what are the possible career steps?
Nov
10
comment How do you explain refactoring to a non-technical person?
I was going to post some analogy with a garage or shed, but this is better.
Nov
9
comment How many types of programming languages are there?
2: the type that does what you want and the type that doesn't
Nov
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
26
comment Which comments instantly ring alarm bells when a programmer says them?
Damn right I shouldn't need to understand the DB structure. That's the DB admin's job. If the admin's made the structure so obscure that it's function is not apparent, I'm gonna be hacked off.
Oct
22
comment Pronunciation in programming?
@christopher Creutzig: Might / be backslash in a rtl language? I've tried to get myself to think right slash for / and left slash for ``, but I can't make it stick.
Oct
22
awarded  Civic Duty