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Oct
15
comment Is it wrong or bad to use autocomplete?
The spell checker analogy is wrong imo. It IS frowned upon if you don't know how to spell a word, and this is because you may need to write it somewhere that doesn't have a spell checker (such as on paper, or computer programs whose main purpose is not being a text editor, such as a web browser). Not remembering the method names is instead OK because writing them outside the IDE is extremely rare.
Oct
12
answered Is it a good practice to code in English?
Oct
12
comment Do technical interviews tend to be subjective?
The goal of an interview is determine if you'll be a good match/fit for the team; it is not to assess your technical skills (although assessing them is part of determining if you're a good fit). For example there are people (including me) who dislike programmers that focus on design patterns, or that keep mentioning weird three letter acronyms I've never even heard of (not talking about AVL here). In that case they may be very good but they are not a good match and they won't work in my team, otherwise it will be bad for everyone involved.
Oct
7
comment Is it wrong to take code you have produced at work and re-use it for personal projects?
Actually.. I think it's annoying and unrealistic to always say ask a lawyer. First of all because it's common sense that you may be wrong; if you advise on how to fix a critical security vulnerability on SO you don't say "Ask a programmer!" every time. Second lawyers are expensive; honestly how many people do you think will actually hire a lawyer for asking a - usually - trivia question/curiosity? Have you ever hired a lawyer to ask something like this?
Sep
30
answered What does SVN do better than Git?
Sep
27
comment Why do so many developers believe performance, readability, and maintainability cannot coexist?
I'm so sick of everyone discussing about this that I get angry and take extremes..
Sep
19
revised Should I include a selfdestruct-method to my applications?
Not all lawyers are male??
Sep
19
suggested suggested edit on Should I include a selfdestruct-method to my applications?
Sep
15
comment Legal issues with an NDA that I do not want to sign
It depends on the laws of where you live but most likely many of the clauses can't be legally enforced, such as you promising not to defend yourself. If you sign a contract saying that you'll let the company eat your arm (literally) if they want to, and then they do, trust me that they'll be prosecuted anyway =)
Sep
9
answered How do you handle regular latecomers at the stand-up meetings?
Sep
8
comment How important is it to be syntactically correct during an interview?
While I agree with the answers saying that the second candidate is better, I think that it also depends on how "crap" the syntax was.. If he forgot a semicolon no big deal, but if it was something that didn't even look similar to the programming language and the applicant stated that they had a lot of experience with that language, then there is something wrong
Sep
6
comment Being stupid to get better productivity?
Maybe it's just me but I would consider "stupid" making my client/employer spend money to have something that they did not request/want :S
Sep
3
awarded  Yearling
Aug
14
comment Is SQL important if I know ORM frameworks well?
While I agree that knowing SQL is very useful - basically mandatory - I disagree with your reasons. With that reasoning you have to know ASM and your CPU architecture before writing any program, because high level languages makes things easier but they are tools (to abstract things), so if you refuse to learn your processor instructions and architecture you have no business using a computer. <--- Makes no sense. The real reason you need it is that ORM tools are still in their infancy; I wouldn't be surprised if 5-10 years from now SQL knowledge ceases being needed
Aug
14
answered Is SQL important if I know ORM frameworks well?
Aug
7
answered When do you start documenting the code?
Aug
2
comment Does searching documentation and samples look bad?
This is true in the general case but try not to take this to the extreme. If you have to google to do even the simplest thing then there is something wrong.
Jul
23
comment Should a developer have fast-typing skill?
Also, it's worth nothing that there are always exceptions: maybe he's a good programmer and he just was very "stupid" on this only issue. But it's unlikely to be the case. Since you can't know for sure how good a person is before working with them for a few months you have to hire the person who is most likely to be good, not the ones that potentially can maybe possibly be good (which includes every single person on the planet).
Jul
23
comment Should a developer have fast-typing skill?
I disagree.. It's much better to have someone who can produce a lot of excellent code. Producing 10 lines of code a day is ridiculously low for most type of programming jobs. Yes, 10 good lines is better than 1000 lines of crap, but it's like saying getting shot in the leg is better than getting shot in the head: it's true, but both are bad. Also, I think slow typing is a huge red flag: it means the person didn't spend much time using computers, which means that they consider programming just as a "job" instead of a "hobby".
Jul
16
comment Working as a sole developer: getting code looked over
@david: I understand now, makes sense