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Programmer. Bibliomaniac. Runner. Aspiring Classical Guitarist.


Nov
12
comment What should you bring to the table as a Software Architect?
+1 for your points. They illustrate pretty much what is needed and goes on in good, small, well integrated teams.
Nov
9
comment How do people read big technical books?
It also takes a long time to eat an elephant. You would get bored of it by the time it's over. Same might be an issue with huge technical books.
Nov
8
comment Will You Use an Online Technical Skills Test to Hire a Senior Developer?
Does IKM offer the ability to customize the questions?
Nov
3
comment Is there a canonical book on Agile?
@andcoz - It says "doomed star" :D
Oct
25
comment Which things instantly ring alarm bells when looking at code?
I sometimes encounter people who comment out code, checkin and say "I might need it again in the future - if I remove it now I'll lose it". I have to counter with "Er, ...but that's what source control is for".
Oct
25
comment Which comments instantly ring alarm bells when a programmer says them?
@FinnNK: I did miss that, my bad :(. Your point's taken.
Oct
25
comment Which comments instantly ring alarm bells when a programmer says them?
@FinnNk - I'm Indian, based in India, and I interview people for my team. I've come across the kind of person you're referring to, but they are not representative of Indian programmers as a whole. I do come across a larger number of such specimens than is normal, but I think that's because of the sheer number of people who work in the software industry in India. Sadly, quantity trumps over quality here.
Oct
21
comment What defines a software architect?
+1 for team sport.
Oct
20
comment Managers X Motivation
+1 for trying to convince, even if the chances of such a manager being convinced are low from what the OP describes. If nothing else, it will improve the OP's communication skills.
Oct
16
comment What's the worst programming book you've ever read?
@Snorfus - good that it helped you. I just found it too simplistic. CLI for SVN - some Linux users do :)
Oct
14
comment How should a director conduct an interview for a programmer / software engineer position?
Does the VP code?
Oct
12
comment Is there a canonical book on Agile?
What exactly is that on the cover?
Oct
12
comment Is there a canonical book on Agile?
+1 Excellent book.
Oct
7
comment How do you respond to “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” question in interviews?
I often ask a variant of this when I am the interviewer - tell me about your technical background. It usually ends up revealing a lot about how well the candidate can summarize, highlighting the relevant points and what he or she considers important enough to highlight.
Sep
26
comment What's the career path for a developer who doesn't like management?
@Preets: I have :)
Sep
26
comment As a software engineer, who should I be following on Twitter?
It's sad how the internet has made the "I'll probably get flamed" disclaimer mandatory before expressing an unconventional viewpoint. Btw, +1.
Sep
25
comment Why did an interviewer ask me a question about people eating curry?
Nitpick : Why is "how much curry a person can eat" a necessary metric while estimating the answer?
Sep
23
comment What are the most popular IDEs per language?
@Chinmay - It's true that once you become used to an IDE, trying out anything else is painful. But you should definitely give IDEA a try.
Sep
22
comment What are the most popular IDEs per language?
@Chinmay - I listed them in order of my personal preference :) In fact, I would always prefer IDEA over the others.
Sep
21
comment Books and stories on programming culture, specifically in the 80's / early 90's
I've read half of it till now - and most of the stories describe a time when the internet was just being born. I've not read Coders at Work, so I cannot compare the two.