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bio website AdamJaskiewicz.com
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Jan
12
revised Rule of thumb for cost vs. savings for code re-use
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Jan
12
answered Rule of thumb for cost vs. savings for code re-use
Dec
15
comment Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
You don't need a QA department to do tests. Some automated unit tests that run as part of your build and cover the risky areas of your code are way, way better than nothing. And at the very least, installing the software in a test environment, starting it up, and walking through the major features will catch anything as blatant as "replaced select with delete in all my SQL queries". I really don't see how you can be "pretty sure this works" without at least running unit tests and doing a quick smoke test.
Dec
15
answered Alternatives to pulling updates off the website
Dec
14
revised How do you include Support in your Sprint?
added clarification of types of "support"
Dec
14
comment How do you include Support in your Sprint?
I edited my question to clarify. I don't consider "support" to be part of sprint work, just because it happens at the same time as your sprint. You're taking time out of your sprint to do support. So it reduces the amount of sprint work you can do.
Dec
14
revised How do you include Support in your Sprint?
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Dec
14
answered How do you include Support in your Sprint?
Dec
14
answered Agile,Waterfall and requirement changes
Dec
13
comment As a young developer, should I be worried about having to use “out-of-style” tech at work?
@Ryathal there's a Red Green joke in there somewhere.
Dec
13
comment How do you code without offending?
That said, what you are getting "done" in a commit should be small enough that you're checking code in several times a week, and ideally a few times a day. You might need to break things down into several sub-tasks to do that.
Dec
13
answered how to ask in the interview if the project is new development or maintenance?
Dec
13
comment How do you code without offending?
If you're concerned about losing work or creating "checkpoints" for work that might break stuff, you should be doing that work in a branch, not trunk. You can still do that, even if they keep working out of trunk.
Dec
13
comment How do you code without offending?
You shouldn't be checking stuff in unless it's "done", to a reasonable extent. So you should have updated your working copy to the latest code (resolving any conflicts), built successfully locally, and ran tests (or, if you don't have automated tests, done your own smoke tests to verify that your changes work as expected and don't break something else) before checking in. But if you're doing that, and they still feel you check in code "too often", I really don't see their point.
Dec
13
comment How do you code without offending?
Do they feel you check code in too often? Or too seldom?
Dec
13
revised How do you code without offending?
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Dec
13
revised How do you code without offending?
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Dec
13
answered How do you code without offending?
Dec
13
comment Why are .NET ports called Iron*?
Yes, that's mentioned in the link, but the blockquote is already big enough.
Dec
13
revised Why are .NET ports called Iron*?
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