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Sep
29
answered Best (worst) logically impossible task assigned to you?
Sep
29
revised Is .NET WCF worth the effort?
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Sep
29
comment Is there a correlation between buzz words and ability?
They're not programming languages but X/HTML are markup languages. As a result, I never fault people for listing them under a languages section.
Sep
29
asked Is .NET WCF worth the effort?
Sep
29
comment Are you able to close your eyes and focus/think just on your code?
@Werner: Both. I found that, if you talk out loud, you have for form certain thoughts more concretely. Otherwise your internal conversation will just quickly move on to something else.
Sep
29
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Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
@intuited: Let's assume for a moment that it is morally defensible, then considering the cost of potential litigation, then one $1 million lawsuit justifies paying a sysadmin's salary and the necessary hardware/software for the sole purpose of monitoring internet usage for ~5-10 years; which is not a waste of resources. This also assumes that said admin's ONLY purpose is monitoring internet usage.
Sep
28
comment Is the abundance of frameworks dumbing down programmers?
@Maththijs Wessels: Until you use C#'s volatile keyword to not run into CPU cache coherency problems...
Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
-1: I disagree with this: There are very good reasons to monitor internet usage. It depends more on why, when and how they monitor it, as well as their policies for what is allowed. When your co-workers get busted hosting child porn web/ftp sites, then you start to see the benefits of monitoring not only from a moral but from a legal standpoint.
Sep
28
comment Do hardcopy certificates matter?
@Phobia: They can be forged, but you have to work with what you've got. If they REALLY want to drill down to prove that you got it then give them the PDF/digital version.
Sep
28
revised The project is almost complete, what can I do to retain interest and not lose focus?
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Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
@BlairHippo: Indeed it is. I got fed up and gave in my notice already without anything lined up. My region (saskatoon sk) is very weak for development work though so I'm probably going to have to move.
Sep
28
comment How to learn Agile as a Solo Developer
pragprog needs customer reviews. I now fully refuse to buy books without a number of un-paid-for reviews for them.
Sep
28
answered Recommended .NET / C# coding standards?
Sep
28
comment Identifying programming languages by a piece of code
@Lie Ryan: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms229045.aspx though it's C++ for the CLR...
Sep
28
comment Identifying programming languages by a piece of code
-1: This isn't a counterpoint to anything...
Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
+1: The owner of my company calls it 'time-theft' when I get back from lunch 5 mins late. Nevermind the 200hrs of unpaid overtime I've put in.
Sep
28
answered When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
Sep
28
comment Any advice from self-taught programmers on competing with more conventional types?
+1. As an addition: the worst programmers I do know have CS degrees.
Sep
27
answered Do hardcopy certificates matter?