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Sep
27
comment Are RSpec and Cucumber really worth it?
* You say what the convention about step files is but then say you wouldnt know where to look to follow the convention? Why would promoting a post be in anything other than post_steps.rb? * Your features are not supposed to be code, so wordiness is irrelevant - your features are documentation on how your app behaves; * And lastly, I can only critique 'discouraging code reuse' with you're doing it wrong.
Sep
27
comment Are RSpec and Cucumber really worth it?
I can quite safely say I disagree with every one of your points about Cucumber testing. * It does not break good text editors (my gedit will highlight and autocomplete it just fine), * you shouldn't be copying any test setup from your existing Rspec setup to your Cucumber setup (the two sets of test run at vastly different levels of granularity), * if you can't be consistent about naming your pages that's not Cucumber's fault (Rails won't let you call routes different things on different days, so why should Cucumber?) (to be continued)
Sep
10
comment How do you handle regular latecomers at the stand-up meetings?
This response all sounds like some big excuse. For the record I am one of the late risers mentioned and find mornings hellishly difficult, but if I know I have to be at work at 8.30am (which I do), you know what I do? Get there by 8:30am. Every day.
Sep
5
comment centralized hosted application framework or “private copies” for each program?
Perfect answer.
Aug
28
answered Is the JavaScript syntax the same for all browsers?
Aug
9
comment What is the “PHP Way”?
"If it still works, it ain't finished"
Aug
7
answered What is the clause in an employee contract that says they own all your code?
Aug
6
comment How to approach the ol' “this will just be a small application”? Yeah right?
This seems like a perfect way to go about it.
Jul
27
comment Best tool to privately share code with members of a team?
@Emil Maes: hginit.com might help you out. If you're on a Windows system, you might also find things like TortoiseHg help you out tremendously.
Jul
27
answered Best tool to privately share code with members of a team?
Jul
26
comment How should I determine my rates for writing custom software?
+1 for the story about Joe. It's so true.
Jul
24
comment What should you do when presented with a horrible design?
So do extra work that you either a) don't charge the client for or b) charge the client for without telling them first? I can't see this being received too well at either end.
Jul
22
comment Is it standards-compliant to style the <html> node?
Something inside me says to be wary about doing this - I'm not sure exactly why it is. I'd rather play it save and use a wrapper div.
Jul
19
comment Why don't all companies buy developers the best hardware?
I think the idea is to take breaks when you need to take breaks, not when your computer decides you need a break.
Jul
16
answered How should I mention those sites in portfolio that have changed since I worked on them?
Jul
16
answered Is it legal or good idea to have a backup of all client sites on my own server
Jul
16
comment I'm a manager. How can I improve work relationships and communication with programmers?
+1 well said. (extra characters to make up to limit)
Jul
14
answered Posting High Salary in Job Ad for Programmer
Jul
12
comment Putting a programming language on your resume?
This is what I do as well.
Jul
10
comment Completing a project successfully despite hostile management?
I don't know how to deal with it, but I really, really wish you the best of luck.