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I'm a .NET / iOS developer working for a major retailer in Seattle.


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comment Refactoring classes with ref to themselves
What refactoring are you trying to perform?
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comment Is it possible for an amateur to become a good programmer?
+1 for "It takes a lot of love for the profession..."
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comment Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
+1 for "they need to take the initiative and learn how to use the tools". Expecting devs to RTFM and learn their tools is not an unreasonable demand.
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accepted Should I expect my peers to read or practice on a regular basis?
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comment Should I expect my peers to read or practice on a regular basis?
@Caleb In my (admittedly limited) experience, most devs don't do a lot of reading. That's why I asked this question in the first place. I'm wondering if my experience thus far has been an unfortunate roll of the dice or if this is the norm.
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comment Should I expect my peers to read or practice on a regular basis?
@JBKing: I made the 'almost always free' remark based on a comment from the question I linked above. The comment in question indicated that the financial cost of the materials was a barrier (which isn't the case at my current gig). That aside, I agree with you.
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comment Should I expect my peers to read or practice on a regular basis?
@EricB I don't preach to hear my own voice. If nobody is willing to set these expectations, then definitely nothing will change. I'd rather not annoy people but I'd consider it a small price if the team is elevated even a little.
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comment Should I expect my team to have more than a basic proficiency with our source control system?
@Jeroen Most are using Xcode, though we have Tower licenses available. A couple of us are using iTerm + Oh My Zsh.
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comment Should I expect my team to have more than a basic proficiency with our source control system?
@ZJR: I mentioned in another comment that the company doesn't balk at buying technical books. I don't expect people to be forced to spend their own money for training. Likewise, as a dev I insist on on-the-clock learning time. I asked this question in the first place because I see teammates not taking advantage of freely-available learning materials, on the clock or otherwise.