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Jun
8
comment Is imposing the same code format for all developers a good idea?
What about people who don't want to use eclipse? Or are you mandating that, too?
Jun
8
comment Is imposing the same code format for all developers a good idea?
The point is that there is limited effort associated with development. If you focus on one thing, you take away from another. Writing clear algorithms, making good design choices, and other things are far more important for increasing readability. Instead you create holy wars about code formatting and miss the really important stuff -- or make virtually no progress because no code is ever good enough.
Jun
8
comment Is imposing the same code format for all developers a good idea?
Readability is important, but I'd suggest that less than 10% of readability comes from differences in styles between reasonable styles. You're missing the forrest for the trees. Simple, obvious design and implementations with solid comments are far more important than specific indentation styles. Specific code formatting is somethinng that new programmers think is important, but over time you'll realize it doesn't actually matter.
May
4
comment Is there a reason that tests aren't written inline with the code that they test?
Very strong disagree. Testing code is the only way you know if what you've written actually works -- especially when you're modifying existing code. If you don't have an existing base of tests, it's virtually impossible in a non-trivial code base to know if what you just did broke anything.
Feb
17
comment How can I deal with a team member who dislikes making comments in code?
The important thing to remember is that while everything makes sense to you right now, someone else will have to maintain your code in 3 years. Don't screw the over.
Feb
3
comment Is there an excuse for short variable names?
This is wrong. There is no reason to make your code hard to read in order to force people to spend more time "learning" it. You're not teaching, you're just slowing people down. Also, there is virtually never a single owner of code forever. You're being short sighted and selfish.
Jan
13
comment How big does my project need to be for me to unit test it?
No, that's still incredibly short sighted. You cannot know who will be working on the code in the future. This is the type of mindset that afflicts junior developers.
Jan
12
comment How big does my project need to be for me to unit test it?
This may work for tiny projects that you're working on alone, but for a project that is either done for work (where you don't control who will work on it in the future) or anything that may be open source, you need to test everything. And you need to start immediately because later it will be "too hard to backfill all the code that's already written"
Nov
28
comment About to graduate from good school without any progamming skills
Unfortunately the best answer would be to apply for internships. For you it may be too late, but for anyone else in this situation earlier in their college career, that's what you need to be doing.