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comment Asking back technical questions during the interview (as the interviewee)
@user61891 Why? It's a very reasonable answer. Don't fix what ain't broke.
Jul
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comment Should java developers know about garbage collection algorithms?
Yes, they should. Otherwise they run the risk of writing software which breaks under heavy load.
Jul
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comment What are the factors that have made Java a success as a programming language in enterprise computing?
@FrankShearar "It's vastly more complex than many other syntaxes out there: Smalltalk, Scheme, ML" - true, but among adult-life languages, you won't easily find a language with significantly simpler syntax than Java.
Jul
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comment What are the factors that have made Java a success as a programming language in enterprise computing?
@FrankShearar What part of "context-free grammar" you don't understand?
Jul
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comment What are the factors that have made Java a success as a programming language in enterprise computing?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen Can't you use underscores instead of whitespace?
Jul
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comment What are the factors that have made Java a success as a programming language in enterprise computing?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen Oh dear. Can't edit the comment now, sorry. Take it up with the SE crew. Oh, and did you consider having a shorter nic? "@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen" looks really weird at the beginning of the comment. And I think that 1 year ago, if my memory serves me well, automatic nick insertion did not work well with nicks which had whitespaces in them.
Jul
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comment What are the factors that have made Java a success as a programming language in enterprise computing?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen That was over a year ago!
Jul
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comment How do you unit test private methods?
@Phil Complex object graphs are also a code smell.
Jun
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comment Is there a point to writing in C or C++ instead of C# without knowing specifically what would make a program faster?
Performance is not the only reason one may choose C++ over C#.
Jun
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comment How to convince management that I can lead a team?
Convince the team first.
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comment Does it make sense to write build scripts in C++?
@JarrodRoberson I used "scripts" too liberally. I mean its configuration files. I'm not sure if being declarative makes Maven automagically more portable and easier to maintain. It does make it less flexible though, which can be a pain in large projects.
May
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comment Does it make sense to write build scripts in C++?
I liked SCons, it'a bit slow but very easy to use.
May
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May
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answered Design: Calling back to the parent class
May
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answered Why no fortran standard library?
May
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comment Why I'm not selected in an interview?
I guess because you suck.
May
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comment Commented short fancy code vs. uncommented longer easy-to-understand code - which is preferred?
@MichaelBorgwardt I wouldn't apply Kernighan's dictum blindly to every possible situation. The OPs example is a function written "as cleverly as possible" (or close to it) and yet it should be pretty easy to debug, if any debugging is needed. On the other hand, complicated bit-twiddling oneliners can be very clever, but will certainly be even harder to debug. (Also: Kernighan assumes that coding skills = debugging skills. It doesn't have to be the case. I've successfully debugged code I would not have been able to write.)