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Jun
30
comment How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
The OP indicates that this is what he is stuck doing for at least the foreseeable future so suggesting he leave is not helpful. Pointing out all the ways you feel that his situation is awful is even less helpful. 10 years ago would be 2001 about a year before .Net framework 1.0 was released so classic asp was hardly obsolete.
Jun
30
comment Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
@Filip Dupanović actually its not necessarily 4 full days. I can take any day off I wish and vary it weekly as long as things are covered and its communicated.
Jun
30
comment Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
Exactly and it actually puts a fair amount of pressure on the rest of my family to have to attend to the normal every day things without me really being able to do my share.
Jun
30
answered Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
Jun
28
answered How to convince my boss that quality is a good thing to have in code?
May
17
comment “Super” vs “protected method” for running common code
One of the best answers I have ever read.
May
17
answered Can I market an application I wrote at work?
May
17
awarded  Good Answer
May
16
awarded  Mortarboard
May
16
comment Technical test for a senior developer
@alexb I don't disagree with you. More information is better than less, eliminating risk is better then having risk, however the poster clearly has a short time frame and wants to make a decision based upon the limited information he has, therefore if taking the test isn't going to add much then it is not very useful here. If we had unlimited information then decisions would be easy. Being able to make good decisions on limited information is valuable.
May
16
comment Technical test for a senior developer
@alexb If HR truly requires the test the the question itself is moot and the test must be administered. The fact that the question is asked we have to assume then that the possibility of not taking the test exists.
May
16
comment How is a “Software Developer” different from a “Software Consultant”? What makes a consultant?
@Gary Rowe yes exactly. In addition you are forced to keep your interviewing/selling skills sharp. I have also seen companies keep their contractors and release their full time staff, as well as bring in contractors before hiring full time staff.
May
16
comment How is a “Software Developer” different from a “Software Consultant”? What makes a consultant?
@Gary Rowe I actually perceive the risk of contract software to be lower than that of a permanent worker.
May
16
awarded  Nice Answer
May
16
answered Technical test for a senior developer
May
12
comment How do I convince my team to use smaller classes/methods?
@Ben no disrespect but I think the term "Technical Debt" is way over used. As soon as somebody starts using that as their reasoning behind a decision I tend to stop listening. Maybe its a flaw on my part but when I hear that my thoughts go towards "this person reads a lot of blogs but doesn't really understand the real costs of balancing reworking code vs other tasks"
May
12
answered How do I convince my team to use smaller classes/methods?
Feb
14
comment Do developers ever contract by retainer? If not, why?
Without some sort of contract you have no real protection over non payment
Feb
14
answered Do developers ever contract by retainer? If not, why?
Jan
26
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