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comment Should all programmers use a scripting language?
@Miz It would take little work to determine the general application of scripting languages for the areas you've mentioned. SE is not a substitute for Google.
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reviewed Approve Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed?
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reviewed Approve How do you unit-test code using graphs?
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comment How to have an improved relationship with recruiters?
@Mawg - that's pretty sensible. I've only got a few recruiters on my profile, but I usually prune them off after a while. They are pretty persistent in trying to connect to people on Linkedin. I remember one got fed up getting knocked back and tried to connect to my Facebook account. What can I say? it's a cut throat industry.
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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Curious
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reviewed Approve What's so bad about creative coding?
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reviewed Approve Make functions that imply other functions
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awarded  Popular Question
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reviewed Approve How do I approach a coworker about his or her code quality?
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reviewed Approve Can I use GPL libraries temporarily for prototyping and make the future code closed source?
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accepted How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community?
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revised How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community?
tried to salvage the question by putting very specific questioning in place for more constructive feedback.
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comment How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community?
@sleske - I've renamed the question and been a little more explicit on when these activities were undertaken. I also stripped out the legal advice bit.
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revised How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community?
added 65 characters in body; edited title
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comment How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community?
Two votes to close and not a single comment on why. How community spirited..
Feb
23
comment How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community?
It's not on company time. It's always on my own time. Again, I'd understand if I put the company name anywhere, they'd have good cause to pull me aside for a quiet word, but that wasn't the case here.
Feb
23
comment How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community?
It's not unsual to see people groaning because their employer doesn't give them opportunities to grow their technical skills. One way out of this is obviously to contribute to a project you are interested in, but by my employers's view of the world, if they happen to start using that particular open source project, I have to cease doing anything with it.
Feb
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comment How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community?
Yeah, I went through all that, it pretty much states the usual stuff, not sharing ideas or company property with other organisations blah blah blah.
Feb
22
comment How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community?
Nope, I made absolutely sure not to do that. I said at the beginning "My name is Stephen, I work as a software developer and I would like to put some tutorials together on how to use Liferay blah blah blah blah"