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Application Engineer programming industrial robots


Feb
3
comment Do you leverage the benefits of the open-closed principle?
This is a data change, not a code change. The overtime rate should not have been hard coded.
Feb
3
comment Should you sacrifice code readability with how efficient code is?
In a very few cases, I would sacrifice readability for speed, but very rarely. Embedded code running high speed machinery is one case. For most software, readability is far more important.
Feb
3
comment Why isn't software as reliable as a car?
With software it is easier to keep adding more software, then it is to add more mechanical components. While both are "organically" grown, software is growing much faster.
Feb
3
comment Why isn't software as reliable as a car?
And the lines of source code in java or any other higher level languages translate in a far large amount of op codes that actually run on the CPU which in turn sends commands to dozens of support chips. You cannot even begin to compare the complexity of a modern software application to a relatively simple device like a car.
Feb
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answered What are technical writing principles?
Jan
28
answered Why are a seemingly disproportionate amount of programmers just, well, not nice?
Jan
13
answered Hand over source code to customer
Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
22
answered How to find a programming mentor?
Dec
21
awarded  Editor
Dec
21
comment Does knowing Latin or other logical languages contribute to being a better programmer?
I know quite a few good French programmers as well. I am located in the USA, but I work for a Swiss company whose R&D department is in France.
Dec
21
revised Does knowing Latin or other logical languages contribute to being a better programmer?
know not now
Dec
21
answered Does knowing Latin or other logical languages contribute to being a better programmer?
Dec
21
awarded  Critic
Dec
21
answered Is anything in programming truly evil?
Dec
21
answered How do you judge if you're paid enough?
Dec
21
answered Help me learn to program with humility?
Dec
21
comment How to find a programming mentor?
I a firm believer that there are no dumb questions. While there are many open source projects web site, sourceForge is still one of the most popular.
Dec
21
awarded  Teacher
Dec
21
answered How to find a programming mentor?