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Oct
5
comment Is it reasonable to assume/require the .NET framework these days?
Don;t forget to handle users who are on other operating systems besides Windows, woudl they have .net?
Oct
5
comment How do people manage to write and maintain extremely complex and hard to read code?
LOL, I worked with soemone like this, if there were several ways to do something (and there always are) he would invariably choose the most complicated, convoluted solution. I don't think he was even aware of that.
Oct
4
answered How to reduce the number of bugs when coding?
Oct
4
answered Can someone find a job as a programmer without an education?
Oct
4
answered What is the proper way to create requirements documents?
Oct
4
answered What simple techniques do you use to improve performance?
Oct
4
comment What simple techniques do you use to improve performance?
No programming time is not more expensive than hardware when you have thousands or milllion of users. Programmer time is NOT more important than user time, get this through your head as soon as possible.
Oct
2
answered Best (worst) logically impossible task assigned to you?
Oct
2
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
This is one of the most whiny, ridiculous things I've ever seen. Of course businesses need you to work specific hours, that is a normal expectation of ALL employees. It helps the business manage the business and prevents them from getting sued when they fire Joe for not doing his job because Sam works even fewer hours and didn't get fired. Grow up people, it's business not a fun factory.
Sep
27
comment Is it acceptable for projects to go over budget?
I find it a bigger problem when I do accurately estimate and they arbirtrarily cut it back becasue the client won't accept that and then I get blamed for not being within the hours I told them were too low.
Sep
24
comment What's the worst programming book you've ever read?
Yes but there was a method to the madness, IT shops found it a great way to get new equipment and people to fix some long-standing issues nobody wanted to pay for fixing before. Ther was lot of work charged to Y2K that had nothing to do with it but did have to do with the fact that it was easy to get money if you cried, Y2K.
Sep
24
comment What should every programmer know about programming?
It's easy to learn the steps to do something and often hard to find out when you should use it and more importantly when you could use it but shouldn't. Textbooks are particularly bad at showing the how but not the why (and why not).
Sep
24
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@superjoe, it was a different world back in the 70's and 80's. I can tell much worse stories than those.
Sep
24
answered What are some good office-layout guidelines for a small development team?
Sep
22
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@Chris, that answer will pretty much guarantee you not to get the job.
Sep
22
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
"They might have been treating you just like they would treat a male by testing you to see if you would just give in to the pressure." @superjoe30, as a woman that would have never in a million years have occurred to me. I will remember for the future. Thanks for some insight I didn't have. It explains some things in my past.
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.