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May
30
comment How to deal with the developers refusing to use certain technologies or tools?
@cHao, every job I ever had included the phrase "other duties as assigned" as part of my job description. You don't get to pick only the stuff you want to do. If it becomes more than occasional, you can choose to leave, but while they are payingyou, you do what you are asked to do. It is their money so their option.
May
29
revised What questions do you ask about a company before deciding to work there?
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May
29
awarded  Nice Answer
May
26
awarded  Nice Answer
May
24
comment How to salvage a business model from a mismatched database?
This is a good book to read if you are refactoring a legacy db: amazon.com/…
May
23
answered Increasing User Changes/Requirements in Agile Methodology
May
23
comment Increasing User Changes/Requirements in Agile Methodology
Isn't this the problem with waterfall that Agile was supposed to fix?
May
21
revised Is it advisable to ask employees to create 'work' GitHub accounts?
fixed incorrect workd choice
May
16
comment Enterprise application with lots of SQL queries
And if you use a SQL Server backend, you can also make the queries into stored procs.
May
15
comment Why is 0 false?
@Morwenn, I would hope the people who designed the orginal languages understood the math. In fact I would bet on it since computer science came from the field of mathematics. People like this designed the orginal languages (note her mathematics experience) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
May
15
comment How do I survive in a Waterfall world?
Sadly there are many failed agile projects because the reality is the customers often have no idea what they want and the developers don't have the business acumen to help them figure it out. And many so-called "agile" projects really aren't, getting the worst of both worlds.
May
15
answered How do I survive in a Waterfall world?
May
15
comment How do I survive in a Waterfall world?
I have seen lots of agile projects fail and lots of waterfall projects succeed (and vice versa of course). Waterfall does not alawys fail and doesn't even fail really much more often than agile does (it does fail for different reasons). I can trace pretty much every failure I have ever seen no matter what methodology to bad requirements or inappropriate deadlines (usually based on wishful thinking and bad requirements!)
May
14
comment Are there any industry standards that define code quality?
If you have been building already and you have a standard, insist they use it. No sense rebuilding what you have doen to change to some mythological industry standard. Being consistent with a current standard no matter how common or uncommon it is would be far more important.
May
9
revised When should I stop programming / coding?
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May
8
comment How To Become More Comfortable with the Technical Terms
Coursera is a good place to get a free class if you need a refresher too.
May
3
answered How to avoid jumping to a solution when under pressure?
May
1
comment What tools do you use to manage requests from users?
It's not hard to convert them, YOu simply return each email with a standard answeer of you won't be working on it until it is in the offical tracking system. You'd be amazed at how many urgent things go away when they have to take teh time to submit an actual request.
Apr
30
comment ACID compliant Database that isn't NoSQL?
RDBMS database are the lifeblood of most companies, they aren't going to dissapear. it would cost literally billions of dollars to replace them. NOSQL dbs solve a different problem than relational ones for the most part, they aren't a replacement.
Apr
30
comment How do you make people accept code review?
Actually you can by not alowing them to commit code until it passes code review.