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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
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Apr
12
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Apr
12
revised How to keep management out of our development process
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Apr
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Apr
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comment How do you feel about being asked to code during an interview?
@Mystere One approach that I like, but isn't necessarily viable for every company, is having two separate interviews. The initial interview judges personality and cultural fit. (BTW, this is not the HR interview we all love so much.) The technical interview then deals with coding/problem-solving ability.
Apr
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revised What would you do if a senior level programmer stole your code?
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Apr
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comment What would you do if a senior level programmer stole your code?
+1 One note though: lead != senior. Part of a lead's job is to delegate some tasks to the team. That said, stealing credit for the actual work is not.
Apr
2
comment My experiences are server side programming and database management, I want to learn C++, where do I start?
+1 Especially for actively reading a book. (On that note, I can't help but recommend How to Read a Book.)
Mar
20
comment Why does a computer science degree matter to a professional programmer?
@justin Two important points I'm trying to make: First, in most work environments one is paid to work, not learn. (One may even find themselves working as a trainee with no guidance, let alone training.) Second, just because someone has a great deal of knowledge or experience doesn't mean that they're good at teaching/mentoring. To add to these points: the reason we're saying that a CS degree is quite helpful is that it should be broader than the experience one gets working with a relatively narrow set of problems for any one company and it provides a better foundation for that learning.
Mar
19
revised What is a “cross-functional team” actually?
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Mar
18
comment Why does a computer science degree matter to a professional programmer?
@justin I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say. How many programmers work in a lab, let alone with qualified mentors?
Mar
18
comment Why does a computer science degree matter to a professional programmer?
@bit Agreed. Yes, my answer is rather glib. It was intended to be that way for a reason.
Mar
17
answered Why does a computer science degree matter to a professional programmer?
Mar
11
reviewed Reject When is it okay to ship a product with a known bug?
Mar
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comment How do programmers deal with Project Lead/Managers?
Simon, it sounds to me like your mind is made up and you don't want to be confused with the facts.
Mar
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answered How do programmers deal with Project Lead/Managers?
Feb
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Feb
21
comment What are the technical contributions of the pornography industry?
@scant The linked article answers both of those questions.
Feb
21
comment What are the technical contributions of the pornography industry?
What do you think drove the rise of the Internet? I used to say this all of the time, back in the day. Pr0n is what fueled the Internet.