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Aug
20
comment How do I start my career on a 3-year-old degree
@GabrielBurns: No, but I also don't know anything about your qualifications or capabilities. Also, most open source projects will have a source repository. Create your own fork/branch, solve a problem. Once you're done, submit a pull request. If someone does it differently, compare and learn. Just keep all of your work in a publicly available directory. Quite honestly, at the entry level, any activity in a project like this will be a positive. It shows initiative.
Aug
20
comment How do I start my career on a 3-year-old degree
@GabrielBurns: Programmers don't rely on "employment" for work. Programmers always have personal pet projects they're working on. Something out there must interest you. Explore these topics with code, participate in an open source project, you don't need to get paid to gain experience.
Aug
20
comment How do I start my career on a 3-year-old degree
+1: I wouldn't agree that source code on github or bitbucket is a "one up" as much as it is "the price of admission". Someone without at least something out there is almost a mark against these days.
Aug
20
answered How do I start my career on a 3-year-old degree
Aug
18
comment Is there a way to avoid type-checking in this scenario?
I would say this method is poorly designed from the outset. A method should do one thing and that one thing well. This already has the method doing 2 things. If they're expected to do 2 different things they should be 2 different methods with type specific parameters. Since type is the criteria for behavior you're already "tightly coupled" at least logically.
Aug
14
answered How do I / what is the best way to interact with a desktop application from a browser web application?
Jul
21
answered ASP.NET MVC - Dynamic Views with many similar controls
Jun
13
revised How do you tell if advice from a senior developer is bad?
small grammar change
Jun
13
awarded  Great Answer
Jun
11
comment Is my work on a developer test being taken advantage of?
@WayneWerner: Or the traditional consultant's rhyme. "Roses are red, violets are blue, pay my ass."
Jun
11
comment Is my work on a developer test being taken advantage of?
@WayneWerner: The key there, though, is the word "contract". If there's a contract for work, fine. But something like this is completely unbounded and just a disaster waiting to happen.
Jun
11
awarded  Guru
Jun
11
comment Is my work on a developer test being taken advantage of?
@marcvangend: My primary concern here (US based) would be liability. Since there is no formal contract and no direct relationship, if something goes wrong and something in their software is exploited, it would be very simple for them to place blame on some "interviewee". #1 is a self protection measure only rather than an attempt to prevent my work being stolen. I've had plenty of my work stolen over the years, and it really doesn't bother me.
Jun
11
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
11
answered Is my work on a developer test being taken advantage of?
May
10
comment Handling Coding Standards at Work (I'm not the boss)
@kirie - Since it was the developers (us) who were looking for the standards there was no company enforcement nor insanely restrictive rules. It was a living document created by developers to help keep the code maintainable and easy to review. While Resharper is a nice tool, not every company allows the usage of these kinds of tools. In many companies, random downloads of software are not allowed. Also, Resharper 2 had just been released for .Net and did not have the excellent structure templates then that it has now.
Mar
19
answered Web API architecture design
Feb
10
awarded  Yearling
Feb
9
comment Should a senior developer refuse to take paper exams during an interview?
+1: In my experience, the senior developers who shy away from code in interviews or even resist code reviews during employment are often the developers who need the most scrutiny regarding their code.