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Dec
23
answered Why did the team at LMAX use Java and design the architecture to avoid GC at all cost?
Dec
19
comment How do you make people accept code review?
"maintenance work" need more reveiwing them most coding not less
Dec
10
comment Code formatting SQL queries
Are any “in house” tools used to process the files?
Dec
10
comment Code formatting SQL queries
Good for auto merging when dev1 adds bla4 and dev2 adds bla5
Dec
10
answered Is it common to print out code on paper?
Dec
10
comment Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use?
It think it would be better to say. “Unfortunately, finding a good contractor is extremely difficult. They are out there, but the field also tends to be littered with programmers who couldn't cut it at as full-time managers/leaders”. You are asking for a contractor to do something that a lot of people become contractors to advoid.
Nov
16
comment What does SVN do better than Git?
I think part of it is that as SVN has until recently not supported branching and merging without a very high cost, it has allowed programmer to stand up more to managers when they wanted to keep changing what someone is working on. A tool has to work within the polities of a company and also helps shapes a companies’ polities.
Nov
16
answered Do support sites like Stack Overflow upset the paid-support open source model?
Sep
10
awarded  Yearling
Apr
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
10
awarded  Yearling
Jul
4
comment What kind of degree do I need to become a mobile application developer?
@Erik, but you got get an interview unless you can get past HR!
May
17
comment Why do trees grow downward?
When drawing a tree by hand, it is hard to know how much space you will need, it is also hard to layout the notes neatly without first drawing the level above. So you tend to draw the “root” first putting it up the top so you can continue with your text where ever on the page the tree finishes.
May
16
answered Do I have to remove my app from app store? (Copyright infringement)
May
15
comment Copyright question about building a similar app
Finding a lawyer that would give a clear cut answers that you could depend on is very hard, there is also the issue of the great cost.
Apr
30
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
30
comment At what point during a project is it unreasonable to leave?
In the past I have offered to come back for a week or two once they got a replacement to help train the replacement – the new employer was happy with this and agreed I could take unpaid leave to do it. (After all the new employer wants to think I would do the same for them) In the end the “old employer” never took up on the offer, but it did generate a lot of good will.
Apr
2
answered Why not write all tests at once when doing TDD?