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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.
Apr
22
revised What are the arguments against or for putting application logic in the database layer?
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Apr
18
comment Storing a re-orderable list in a database
This is exactly how I handled it in a project bid preparation system we had a gazillion years ago. Even in Access, the update was likety-split fast.
Apr
17
answered How to deal with management staff (company owner) that downplays the impact of specs changes?
Apr
12
answered Are SMART goals useful for programmers?
Apr
12
comment Are SMART goals useful for programmers?
I would submit thay are not useful for pretty much any profession. Measuring what is easy or possible to measure numerically results in measuring the wrong thing generally.
Apr
11
revised Best Practices for Maintaining Uppercase vs Proper Case Data
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Apr
11
answered Best Practices for Maintaining Uppercase vs Proper Case Data
Apr
10
comment HTTP Session or Database approach
I think of this stuff because I'm the one who does the analysis of the data in the database. When designing databases, one of the first questions should be what are we going to need this data for and hardly anyone ever asks it.
Apr
10
comment HTTP Session or Database approach
You missed an advantage of database storage, abilitly of the organzation to analyze buy rates of things placed in shopping carts.
Apr
9
revised How much business logic should the database implement?
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Apr
9
comment How much business logic should the database implement?
In SQL server only poorly written sps need to be called in a loop, you can send it sets of data in a parameter and do a set-based process.
Apr
9
answered How much business logic should the database implement?