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Apr
7
answered Is job hopping the best way to keep moving and learning at work?
Apr
5
comment Is there any good reason for someone who knows Python to learn Perl?
@mason -- it really depends; perl gives you the ability to write very legible and maintainable code, on par with Ruby. It gets a bad wrap because a lot of the hackers that it attracted are the code golf types.
Apr
4
answered Do job postings exaggerate their requirements?
Mar
30
comment Clojure Web Application: EC2 or GAE?
You should try using a keep-alive cron job. See the Django nonrel branch for an example.
Mar
27
comment Small C Projects
I agree... Find something that's really slow in your current systems, implement it as a C module.
Mar
25
answered Is ageism in software development based on anything other than bias?
Mar
18
comment Why does a computer science degree matter to a professional programmer?
I remember one of my CS professors saying something to the effect that only 2% of you will actually get a job where you get to deal with computer science principles on a regular basis.
Mar
18
answered Why do ads for s/w engineers always say they “offer a fast-paced environment”?
Mar
8
answered What is the greatest design flaw you have faced in any programming language?
Mar
7
comment “Half of everything you know will be obsolete in 18-24 months” = ( True, or False? )
+1 "Oh look: there's something shiny over there..."
Mar
5
comment Can C++ be used as a server-side web development language?
isapi.dll anyone?
Mar
5
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Mar
4
comment What do you do when you encounter an idiotic interview question?
Putting up with people that are wrong is flat-out different than putting up with people you disagree with!!!
Mar
4
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Mar
4
answered Should you charge clients hours spent on the wrong track?
Mar
4
answered What do you do when you encounter an idiotic interview question?
Mar
3
answered How would you explain multi threading to a seven year old kid?
Mar
3
comment How would you explain multi threading to a seven year old kid?
Good description, but knowing 7 year olds, this won't fly.
Feb
23
comment How to bill a client for frequently-interrupted time
For all the comments about "but I need to do x,y,z" before I can really "code", you need to learn what goes in to a billable hour. See my post here: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/23691/…
Feb
23
comment What do developers want to learn at their next startup?
I'm much more people-oriented now... I prefer strategy & selling.