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Sep
22
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
It wasn't for a programming job but I got asked if it would be ok for me to go to meetings at night (Legitimate meetings, these were city council meetings) and be out after midnight. My co-worker in that job was asked something similar but they asked her husband not her. It was a bad year to graduate so we both took the job anyway to stop being unemployed. I left when the men in the office all got a pay raise twice the size of the women's and the stated reason was "women have men to support them, they don't need the money." I was single at the time.
Sep
22
comment When do you know it's time to move on from your current job?
@Reigel, No it isn't because it's a sign they are thinking about firing you.
Sep
22
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Sep
21
comment Is Linq having a mind-numbing effect on .NET programmers?
I would never trust my complex database queries to the crap that an ORM writes, It's fine for simple stuff, but ugh for reporting type queries. Again, in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing ORM is a good thing, in the hands of someone who is too lazy to understand databases, disaster ahead.
Sep
21
answered Daily standups- yea or nay?
Sep
20
answered How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
Sep
20
comment Why does it seem so hard for non programmers to understand versioning?
@Gamecat or at least I'd like to have my 24-year-old body back. I actually prefer my 55 year-old-brain.
Sep
20
comment Do you apply a code of conduct on accepting jobs, projects or requirements?
I believe the moral objection some people have is that you are building systems to help kill people which is wrong according to the Ten commandments. On the other hand a lot of Christians seem to think war is ok but killing individuals yourself is not. BUt it is same object a conciencious (sp?) objector has to being drafted, if war is wrong, then you shouldn't particiapte in it.
Sep
17
answered When do you know it's time to move on from your current job?
Sep
17
comment How old is “too old”?
My boss is half my age.
Sep
17
comment What should every programmer know?
@joshua, assuming that you can only or should only access from the application server is big mistake, there are many other processes that hit databases that should not be going through the application server. That is one of the worst of the SQL antipatterns and generally results in poor data integrity.
Sep
15
answered Why should we NOT do frequent deployment in PROD or to test server?
Sep
15
answered How do you overcome your own coding biases when handed legacy code?
Sep
15
answered How many monitors do you use? Why? How they are used?
Sep
15
comment What to do if a co-worker is editing your code just to change the appearance?
THat's your readability, I find unindented SQL code to be much easier to read because I read fast and indented code slows me down and makes it harder for me to focus.
Sep
15
comment What do you put in the “Computer Skills” section of your resume?
I do agree that somethings that you are less familiar with can go on the resume as long as you have actually used them and can talk reasonably knowldgeably about them in an interview. I usually break my list into Expert and Familiar With. And you should eliminate anything from the list you no longer want to work with either - Access is no longer on my resume!
Sep
15
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Sep
15
comment What do you put in the “Computer Skills” section of your resume?
please make some little edit because it won't let me remove my down vote now that you have clarified because it's been more than 24 hours since I made it (wierd rule).
Sep
15
comment What can slow a developer down?
It's not so much the team is spread thinly but that management didn't think about dependencies in assigning projects. And somethings that were assumed to be ready at the point the other peolpe got assigned to the project were not once people tried to actually use them.
Sep
15
answered When is it right to edit the code written by a co-worker?