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Dec
15
comment How can I find own replacement when the company wants someone far less experienced?
Like most people said, you have already gone above and beyond to help hire and train somebody. If the company wants to hire someone that isn't qualified, then shall be it. Train them to the best of your abilities and leave it at that. If your code is documented properly, then the rightly hired person shouldn't have a problem taking over.
Nov
13
comment Is it wise to ask about design decisions made on a product during an interview?
I probably wouldn't ask "why use this over that". You just don't know. Instead you may just want to ask, "what was the decision behind using x language?"
Oct
14
comment Is it a good idea to always use Google as the first step to solving a problem?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen lol, if they are anything like my professors then it would take me months to figure something out if it was anything harder. A lot of my professors come up with stuff you can't find on the internet or change something slightly. I've had to implement some pretty tough algorithms, but i still researched on how i can some what get there. I always pretend like the teacher will ask me what my code does though, this forces me to understand it even if i copy and paste it. I think for the most part, programming in school is actually harder than in real life.
Oct
10
comment Why are there so many competing filesystem designs?
@Peter i was more stating it for the fact that you can use it on different OSes without any problems.
Oct
10
comment Why are there so many competing filesystem designs?
it's nice to have some kind of external device formatted to FAT32 for cross platform capability. That's why you will see a lot of external devices formatted to FAT32.
Sep
14
comment Suggest a good programming language to learn that is not OOP and definitely not in C style syntax
I personally love haskell. Not easy to get used to, but it's a great language.
Aug
16
comment What to do with a not well organized application?
This pretty much sums up what i was going to say. I will add though, have these issues ever been brought up before? Maybe someone else realizes these mistakes, but they just haven't said anything because of fear. Fear of what who knows? But security issues like SQL injection is bad. Honestly being a recent graduate or not, you should speak up. Just ask in good manner if there is a reason for this or that and why not do x. If they don't want to listen to your suggestions then find another job. You will grow to hate it if you think your input doesn't matter to them.
Jul
27
comment What shall I include in a 10 week web technologies course?
honestly there is a lot of stuff in your lesson plan for 10 weeks. If you want them to focus just on styling, then i would say focus more on HTML5 and CSS3. Don't do anything with PHP. Just create a basic static page and leave the Dynamic pages for a different class. It seems like you are trying to teach a lot, but then they will only know a little about a lot. You start to run into security issues and best practices. I would also stress to stay away from tables unless its used for the purpose its for (organizing data).
Jul
27
comment What shall I include in a 10 week web technologies course?
@Wyatt Barnett thats a good one, debugging. Firebug, Builtin debuggers, etc.. are very valuable.
Jul
22
comment Will staying in this position affect my career negatively?
Not only what other people say is true, but you will get bored eventually and your work will suffer. Also, if they are the way you say they are, then wow! It seems like they just dislike change. They are in a place where they are afraid that if they change then they will lose money and they just don't want to take that risk, when in fact by not changing they are probably hurting themselves. It's like those kitchen nightmare shows.
Jul
16
comment Spending too much time debugging
uhh yea, good luck with that. "If debugging is the process of removing bugs. Then programming must be the process of putting them in." -Edsger Dijkstra
Jul
16
comment Is it more efficient to query once for all settings, or query whenever a setting is needed?
@Jared post your queries on stack overflow and ask how you can combine them into one query. You always want to use the least amount of queries. Also, as mentioned sessions are ok to use, but if anything is modified then make sure they really do have the correct permissions.
Jul
16
comment Accurate/recommended approachs to tracking play length of a video
Maybe use onunload for when they leave the website. I don't use flash, so I'm not entirely sure. But if you can get the time using javascript or something and then send it via ajax maybe by using the onunload event.
Jul
8
comment Co-worker renamed all of my queries
@Cos Callis that made me laugh, cause it's sad.
May
27
comment What appears in your mind if someone asks for a module for application?
When i hear module, it's exactly the way you described it. It would be an independent "feature" to whatever you are building. So the core portion of the program will run just fine without it. Also, when i think of a module, it would be something that is hooked into the system, not hard coded in anyway. So you can literally disable or delete just it's portion without having to modify any of the core files.
May
27
comment Have you ever found yourself using a specific tool in favor of another just because it looks better?
Thats funny cause im the same way. I hate the netbeans UI. I've only used it for a class of mine because the GUI builder ironically was easier and looked nicer than trying to use eclipse. But i find netbeans clunkier overall and i prefer eclipse over netbeans for functionality.
Apr
29
comment Hiring a programmer much more qualified & experienced than yourself?
I'd have to agree with this. Im the type of person that wants to work with people who are better than I am. That's the only way you will learn anything. Problem comes is if you can get along with that person or not.
Mar
15
comment How do I tell my parents that landing a job is what actually counts?
Really when does your employer ask what your grades were like? They look at the degree and where it's from. They will have interview questions. There may be some places that will look into what your GPA is, but thats highly unlikely. The only time where this may matter is coming straight out of college without doing any kind of internship or other professional employment. I for have worked for a fortune 500 company without having a BS, although i almost have it. So it really doesn't matter as much as it would seem, most of the time.
Mar
14
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Mar
14
comment Discrete Math and Computing Course
Sounds like an intro to discrete structures. Don't stress about it too much. I doubt youll be doing too much of anything but programming. You will probably be looking at which algorithms run faster or use more memory. You will probably look at how fast it is as well. Its not difficult. You may have to do a few proofs with induction, but its pretty not that bad.