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Writer of mostly working code.

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comment Do programmers need a good memory?
There was a name for having a good memory for names, but I forgot what it is.
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comment Do companies hire software developers that are aspiring entrepreneurs?
I agree with looking to see where they want to grow and what the want to learn or accomplish. I happen to work in a place where the good talent stays put because the company is moving up and out(expanding scope). So I want to know what the plan is. If it is to run off in 2 years to learn to dance that might still be okay. I always follow up with why? And how? If it's a good plan then perhaps we can help each other.
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comment Do companies hire software developers that are aspiring entrepreneurs?
I interview people all the time. I do want to know what their plans are. I wouldn't ask otherwise. I'm sure there are plenty of interviewers that do not want to know, but as a general statement that just isn't true.
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answered Do companies hire software developers that are aspiring entrepreneurs?
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comment Is there a viable alternative to the agile development methodology?
@FarmBoy - Good question. I view the agile philosophy a bit differently. I'd write it as "Agile says: Change is inevitable, so make it cheap to determine the cost of change." Change could still be very expensive, but in agile you can figure that out quickly and cheaply so that we always know the cost of change. Phrasing it the other way makes people think that since they are doing agile change will be cheap. Some changes cost a lot no matter what the process.
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answered What do you consider the 1st principle(s) of programming?