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comment design for interruptable operations
This depends highly on what your language/framework supports.
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comment What software programming languages were used by the Soviet Union's space program?
As a reference, ES were direct soviet clones of IBM's S/360 mainframes. Huge-a$$ beasies.
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comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
@tchrist - Thanks - didn't realize 4th ed is out! Though I can probably become qualified by just reading your Unicode SO answers - just haven't had any reasons to dabble deeply in Unicode in my career :)
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comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
@tchrist - I have mentioned RegEx in "Do you know the features that make Perl a unique language in terms of expressiveness and how to use them?" section. Not qualified to talk about Unicode, but you are very welcome to edit it in since I know you are :)
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comment Why are part-time jobs in programming an anomaly?
@Mikle - I'll put it as nicely as possible. When a green newbie shows up at my team, I have to spend close to 50% of my 10-hour-long work days for a couple of weeks (and 25% for months) to teach them and bring them up to speed on stuff. That's a VERY expensive proposition to be wasted on "team" member who'd like the easy life and would not bother contributing to the team full time for a significant period of time (and your part time stance screams "will quit soon"). So no, people don't want to teach someone like you.
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comment Why are part-time jobs in programming an anomaly?
@lechlukasz - it is not "bureaucracy", it's management. Just because something looks simple and trivial to you doesn't mean it is. Just because something looks free to you isn't necessarily so (e.g. a marginal cost to the business to have an extra employee)
Oct
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comment Is there a name for a testing method where you compare a set of very different designs?
BTW, the question was indirectly brought up in my mind by these: codinghorror.com/blog/2010/07/… and blog.asmartbear.com/local-minimum.html
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asked Is there a name for a testing method where you compare a set of very different designs?
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comment Is Systems Hungarian notation still a useful practice?
+1 for the absolutely correct note that so-called "hungarian" notation that most people mean when they use the term has VERY LITTLE to do with the way the notation invented by Simonyi actually was about - syntactic vs semantic. Wish could give +10 for one of the most obvious (type change) explanations of downsides.
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comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
@joshin - do you have specific examples of where Perl os "somewhat dated"?
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comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
To all the down-voters - I have substantially revisd the question to remove subjectivity based on helpful feedback from moderator. Feel free to change your downvote.