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comment Do people who get paid to write code but score low on the “programmer competency matrix” have an ethical duty to find a different kind of job?
Matter of talent not education? What goals have you set for yourself? Why have you failed to meet them? You strike me as having a low opinion of programmers in general. Anybody with a pulse? I dont understand this post.
Jan
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accepted When was source control invented?
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Jan
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comment How can I present some printed Visual Basic source code in an aesthetically pleasing manner?
-1 Asking for source code is in no way an unreasonable request. A company that does so gains a point in my book!
Jan
21
comment Why are custom PDF download options preferred over ctrl+p?
A. As a customer I don't want to wreck the environment or my personal officespace managing prints "of everything". B. PDF allows fine grain control over the print output. HTML does not. C. I don't understand how "write less do more" applies in this case.
Jan
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revised Need interpretation of section in C# specification
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accepted Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
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comment Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
He is a co-worker not supervisor. Interesting info, especially the quote.
Jan
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comment Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
@Phillipp - The medical industry is one that is quite unfamiliar with technology. They expect insane turn around times (often bug fixes in the same day), constant putting out of fires, no root cause analysis, lack of BA's...etc. Compile this with the unbelieveable complexity of medical workflow...it's not an industry that is friendly to automation.
Jan
16
comment Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
This will prove difficult. The team used no branching before I started. Now they use branching. Neither solution is perfect. Developers can't agree on definitions of "time spent dealing with problems created by branches" vs "time spent dealing with issues because of having no branches". I can't imagine an objective way to reconcile this.
Jan
16
comment Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
TFS is not bug free IMO. But the bugs I've seen are manageable. I have written material they need to learn that can be covered in ~1-2 hours. So the difficulty level is low IMO.
Jan
16
comment Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
@thorstenmuller - Easy is relative. I've been on TFS since beta. To me, it is very easy. Many of my co-worker's don't understand what a workspace is, how to shelve, etc...much less branching. Part of my argument is that I need to be allowed to train them or they need to take the initiative and learn how to use the tools.
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