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Apr
1
comment Which job opportunity is better? The one with the most learning potential or the most teaching potential?
Regarding company B... you'll either be looked at respectfully as an experienced developer that can help the company grow and everybody will cooperate willingly, or be resented as some new guy that thinks he knows everything and wants to change the whole system, and be the target of a smear campaign by your co-workers. Unless you being hired specifically to implement the proposed changes, with the full backing of management (like, they make you a manager, or pay you $1,000,000 for the project, so they'll back you because of money spent), you probably won't be received very well.
Mar
18
answered How to explain that writing universally cross-platform C++ code and shipping products for all OSes is not that easy?
Mar
17
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Mar
12
comment Is there value in having new developers (graduates) start as testers / bug-fixers?
I think an "orientation program" where they spend 2-4 weeks focused on the different aspects of the job migh not be a bad idea.
Mar
9
comment Not getting paid for hours you've worked?
@Mercfh - "Oh thats not bad then." - Except that overtime is time and a half, and comp time is pretty much always straight time. So you're still losing out.
Mar
6
comment Is LISP still useful in today's world? Which version is most used?
Practical Common Lisp: gigamonkeys.com/book
Mar
6
comment Is LISP still useful in today's world? Which version is most used?
MIT's Scheme/Lisp course: ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/…
Mar
2
comment Convince developer to use IDE
It's also entirely possible that the employer has unrealistic expectations for John, and that his performance is well within reason.
Feb
28
comment I want to write a Todo list application for mac but I only have experience with C++
@Matt Bettinson - Most experienced programmers don't want to be forced to learn a new languade to accomplish a task in a language they already know. This is the reason I suggested Qt, but you can use any language that supports the features you need. For GUI apps, other widget kits you can use are wxWidgets, GTK+, and Tk, which are supported by many different languages (Perl, Python, Ruby, C/C++, etc.). Even Qt has bindings to other than C++: qt.nokia.com/products/programming-language-support.
Feb
27
comment I want to write a Todo list application for mac but I only have experience with C++
Thanks guys. I edited my answer to be a bit more helpful.
Feb
27
revised I want to write a Todo list application for mac but I only have experience with C++
edited body; added 192 characters in body
Feb
27
answered I want to write a Todo list application for mac but I only have experience with C++
Feb
24
comment New grad with my first programming job lined up: What is the advice you wish you had at this stage?
Listen here, Now that ain't working, that's the way you do it, You play the guitar on the M.T.V...
Feb
19
comment Why freeware (closed-source) instead of open-source?
@Mason Wheeler - Nope, I agree with you, and have nothing against Delphi except the price. A lot of "rockstar developers" wouldn't agree with you, though. So... just some light-hearted humor on my part.
Feb
18
comment Why freeware (closed-source) instead of open-source?
Ummm, did you just admit to using Delphi? :-) Here's my freeware pick... softintegration.com/products/chstandard
Feb
18
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Feb
18
comment 25 years old and considering a career change…possible? practical?
ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science
Feb
18
comment Why freeware (closed-source) instead of open-source?
Can you say what the freeware tool is? Just curious.
Feb
2
comment Python vs. Java for embedded wireless module
I think your best choice is to choose the hardware that meets your needs, then choose a programming language for it. Java or Python may not even be options at that point.
Feb
2
comment Learning to be a good developer: what parts can you skip over?
@Andrew M - ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science