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Nov
12
answered What are some good assignments for an introductory course, to reach today's students?
Nov
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
10
comment Entity Framework book 1st Edition
I think EF is up to version 4.0 now.
Nov
10
awarded  Organizer
Nov
10
revised Is a degree needed for low-level/embedded programming jobs?
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Nov
10
awarded  Scholar
Nov
10
awarded  Critic
Nov
10
accepted Is the abundance of frameworks dumbing down programmers?
Nov
10
comment Is online freelance work viable by American standards?
was refering to craigslist in comment above
Nov
10
comment Is online freelance work viable by American standards?
The ratio of garbage to actual opportunity is pretty high but if your willing to dig through you can find some ok projects that can turn into good long term clients.
Nov
2
comment Not specifying a return in a function, good or bad?
Throws are not the same as multiple returns
Nov
1
comment Not specifying a return in a function, good or bad?
Yes of course there are exceptions but all things being equal I like one exit point.
Nov
1
answered Not specifying a return in a function, good or bad?
Oct
28
answered Python and only Python for almost any programming tasks!
Oct
26
comment Are code reviews necessary for junior developers?
Look you guys think reviewing every line of code works for you great, I don't agree. We can diferentiate out critical systems and code from our non ciritical ones. If you can't then I guess all code is equal to you. I would rather spend the time working with the users on experience and their needs. We have way more instances of code being re-worked for not meeting requirements, usually because they weren't identified well, than bugs by far. So if your time is better spent in code reviews then great spend it there.
Oct
22
comment Are code reviews necessary for junior developers?
No one is arguing that fixing problems in review is cheaper and better, like I said its a question of diminishing returns when your reviewing all lines of code. If the problems are so easy to find in a quick scan then they probably shouldn't be being made
Oct
22
comment How to control work of programmers (outsourcers)
@Aeo saying 'Usually it means buggier' is as good as saying fast is good.
Oct
22
comment Are code reviews necessary for junior developers?
@STW did you every wonder why you are finding so much during your reviews? Maybe there are issues elsewhere. I would think the more often you review a lot of code the less often issues would come up.
Oct
22
comment Are code reviews necessary for junior developers?
@tia didn't say it wasn't usefull but there are diminsihing returns when you expand beyond crucial code
Oct
22
comment Are code reviews necessary for junior developers?
@STW at least 2x reviews? Plus on going debate? Thats an incredible amount of time.