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Feb
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answered How would most programmers feel about the bugs they wrote?
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comment How would most programmers feel about the bugs they wrote?
I'd add just one thing - a way to see a bug found before a release is "it could have been found by a customer - this is a win!" - every bug the team finds is a bug the customer doesn't find.
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answered How big of a team do you need to benefit from bug tracking software?
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answered What programming languages should every computer science student be taught?
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answered Two internships at the same time — good or bad?
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answered How should I manage a team with different skill levels?
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answered How to explain to a non-technical person why the task will take much longer than they think?
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comment Software Developer Interview Question - Fair or Unfair
Adding one more - whether they described the job title accurately or not, chances are good that these questions reflect the reality of what the people they are hiring need to know. Saying, in effect "what you want to know isn't important" suggests the potential new hire doesn't get that this is part of the job.
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answered Programmer performance : based on location, timings
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revised What is the main job of a team leader?
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answered What is the main job of a team leader?
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answered How does a government development shop transition to developing open source solutions?
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answered What kind of innovative non-cash financial benefits do I offer to my developers to retain them along with a competitive salary?
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comment How to persuade programmers to follow the basic rules
My favorite example is consistent test environment setup. I didn't HAVE to enforce a Right Way. I had a guy in charge of the install document. I said - "it's all you- you can do whatever it takes to make an install mechanism that ensures consistent install - everyone is empowered to bug you if the install is messed up". In less than a month we had a solid tool and a very short document. And the tool was installed as a short cut on every desktop. I didn't need enforcement, proper installation was already the path of least resistance. Now our goal is to remove the shortcut, making it automated.
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answered What subject do you discuss with your manager during a one-on-one?
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answered How to persuade programmers to follow the basic rules