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Sep
11
answered Why most of large corporations websites are bad?
Sep
9
comment Saying “no” to people asking questions
@mehaase You completely missed the point. 1) If I'm the position to have discovered something, than I'm probably not looking in the wiki for that information. 2) More importantly, if there isn't support for the wiki from management then one would have to spend their free time to update the wiki. That can work, if there is enough downtime. 3) Most importantly, Moose mentioned in the question that documentation already exists, but many times it's just easier to ask than to search for the information.
Sep
9
comment Saying “no” to people asking questions
Only if it is maintained. Take it from someone that had to make use of a wiki which was woefully out of date. You follow directions on how to setup your dev environment, only to find out that several steps are missing, several steps are just plain wrong and several steps don't actually apply to a dev environment.
Sep
9
comment Saying “no” to people asking questions
don't say no Or, at least, don't say no directly. :)
Sep
9
comment Saying “no” to people asking questions
-1 Stuff does get documented, but it is often easier to ask a "quick question" A wiki is no silver bullet. If the culture is correct for it, i.e. the wiki is actually maintained, then it certainly can be useful. Otherwise, it can actually be worse. (Incorrect documentation is worse than no documentation.)
Sep
4
answered Should we rewrite it from scratch
Sep
3
awarded  Yearling
Jul
26
comment How can I tell in an interview if a programmer is passionate about programming?
@mattimus A fair point. Note that it isn't an exact science. After an answer like yours, I would ask: Why do computers interest you? What is it about them that interests you? Also, I would be paying attention to how the questions are answered, not just what words are used to answer them. That's one reason that I highlighted the phrase engage their passion.
Jul
25
comment How can I tell in an interview if a programmer is passionate about programming?
+1 engage their passion Especially by asking them what got them interested in programming. I believe that any passionate programmer will go on at length about this topic.
Jul
17
answered Should sales staff interfere in application analysis and design?
Jun
18
comment Is java a good start to learn OOP?
I took an OOP class in college, because I wanted to learn C++. They taught me Java. :)
Jun
16
answered Why don't databases have good full text indexes
Jun
13
answered is there a security issue when using Jquery to develop asp.net web applications
Jun
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awarded  Enlightened
Jun
4
awarded  Nice Answer
May
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comment Seeking LOC counter with estmated cost to write those LOCs
I need ... something, anything ... to show that s/w development is not free. I suggest that you try asking this question as well. (In another post, of course.) In other words, look at what you're trying to achieve and ask for suggestions on how that may be achieved.
Apr
18
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
12
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
12
revised How to keep management out of our development process
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Apr
9
answered Is it appropriate in a developer's job description to have “error free” as a key output?