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Sep
29
comment Interviewing someone for general unix skills
@Yam - It says it like this... if you're hiring and somebody sends you a resume that you believe is contrived, you just don't interview that person. What you don't do is create some silly test that a) you admit has no bearing on the position's requirements, and b) admit that is only designed to test the "honesty" of somebody's claimed experience. If somebody can't even get an interview at OP's company without having their "honesty" questioned because they said that they've used the *nix shell, what does that say about the company? To me, it says shit job at shit company. YMMV.
Sep
28
comment Will my communication skills be wasted in a software engineering career?
i can haz teh codez? kthxbye...
Sep
28
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corrected grammatical error...
Sep
28
comment Interviewing someone for general unix skills
@Christophe - Well, here's the deal... it doesn't matter, because they probably won't work for you. It's a major red flag for an interviewee when the potential employer starts pulling silly stunts like this because they don't trust what's on the resume. Your "test", and your justification for it, is basically saying that you're trying to hire somebody to work a shit job at a shit company. I may be wrong, but I'm guessing that I'm not. However, if I am wrong, I suggest that you re-evaluate your "expectations".
Sep
28
comment Beginning to code with java (No coding experience)
Stanford has a class online... see.stanford.edu/see/…
Sep
28
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Sep
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comment Should a software developer carry business cards?
If "most" of the people that you interact with in a given context use them, how does that make them outdated? Now, if OP had asked about carving hieroglyphics on stone tablets, or painting his info on cave walls, or peeling the bark off of birch trees, or asking them to splice into his telegraph line, then perhaps outdated would be the correct word.
Sep
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answered Should a software developer carry business cards?
Sep
11
comment Is IronScheme complete enough or stable enough to be worth learning?
How does IronScheme + Net compare to, say, Racket, wrt frameworks and libraries?
Sep
5
answered How to work on a project with a beginner?
Sep
5
answered Who owns this work?
Sep
5
comment Do the young minds need to learn the pointer concepts?
While Java doesn't allow for explicit use of pointers, C# does as unmanaged code blocks.
Sep
5
comment Do the young minds need to learn the pointer concepts?
Here's an article from Joel Spolsky that's relevant... joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000319.html
Aug
26
comment Thoughts on Development using Virtual Machines
@Rudy - Take a look at Stackato - youtube.com/watch?v=fezAKWSTUuw
Aug
20
comment Switch to Java?
It's also a lot easier to leverage 4+ years of .Net into a Java job than to leverage 2+ years of retail (or similar) into any programming job because your market dried up and you didn't learn Java.
Aug
17
comment Creating a New Scripting Language For the Learning Experience?
1) Learn this... www1.idc.ac.il/tecs 2) and this... mitpress.mit.edu/sicp