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asked Is having C++ header files without extension a good practice?
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@gbjaanb: Thanks for sharing your experiences. Obviously, too much change can bring as much trouble (if not more) that a lack of change. However, in my situation, the tools and code style haven't changed in 10 years. As in many things, I really think there is a good balance to find here.
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
Very good read. Thank you !
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@DJClayworth: The VSS repository is only used as a basic storage system. Nobody ever looks at the history and they usually erase everything before copying the entire directory again.
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@Kyralessa: My bad. I said 8000 developers when I meant 8000 employees. Must be more around 1500 developers.
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@gbjbaanb: Not sure why you seem so shocked by the "Git to VSS" thing. Sure it's not the most easy change to suggest and I mainly did it for my own sake because, as you said, VSS is very broken. I actually still got my job done, no worries. I usually do it faster, because of the improvements and design decisions I made so it buys me time to remain up-to-date regarding new techs.
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@TC1: I already did job interviews and was offered a job several times. However the salary gap was so big I couldn't accept it (My girlfriend is still a student and I have to pay for both of us). I won't resign to stagnation however: I work on many open-source projects and always find some time to keep-up with the new tools/principles. I just wonder if I can "fix" my current job before throwing it away too fast.
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@DougT.: I would agree with you. I don't believe age is the problem. The guy in question is not that much older: he is just unable to recognize his own weaknesses.
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
Thank you. To be honest, at first, when I came, for some weeks I was all: "What the hell, these guys have no clue !" then realized how wrong I was on many points. But after two years there, I am pretty sure some processes can be improved, and could solve many of the complaints I heard. I understand it is also a matter of opinion but if someone came to me with evidence that I'm doing something inefficient, I would at least listen to the guy because he is doing me a favor. My departement is only composed of 40 people, and only us do this kind of development.
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen: Ok, now I see what you meant. I actually talked with him about it before but it seemd it wasn't perceived as a necessary change. I can't blame him, because no one else seems to need this change. Most of them don't know about the new techniques/principles that drives modern developments so they don't request for it.
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@Farmor: I thought of doing just this but didn't because I fear the possible reactions. The guy in question has a serious ego issue imho. He often moans at Microsoft or other famous companies/libraries just because they don't do the things his way. He considers inheritance to be "school stuff that doesn't belong to the real working world" so I'm not sure that any written evidence that he is wrong would be sufficient.
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comment What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen: Not sure to get it: How am I supposed to show something I haven't done yet ? Or perhaps you meant that I should have asked before doing it ?