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answered What makes the difference between “Hire” and an honest “almost” for final on-site interviews?
Jun
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comment Most regrettable design or programming decision you made?
@Kieveli: There is. There's a reopen possibility when a question gets closed.
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Jun
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comment How important is a good coding style for the decision to hire a programmer?
@Job. Unless someone doesn't write C# code as if it was old Fortran (80 column fixed layout anyone?) then I still think that coding style can be asked to be obeyed. If someone is a great developer you can remind them of improving their style (or let them justify their style over ours). That's what code reviewing is for. Any code can be fast reformatted but at least naming conventions should be followed. But it is by no means a red flag for hire. Shouldn't be.
Jun
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revised Process each row against each other, how much would it cost?
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Jun
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comment How important is a good coding style for the decision to hire a programmer?
@S.Lott: Formatting someone else's code is actually rather simple these days directly in the IDE. But what I find problematic with different coding style and development IDE settings is CVS integration because people may just open other people's files and use different indentation character or things like that. Comparing files with DIFF tool shows lots of changes which are in fact just false positives. And may be that files didn't change at all. Not to even think about merging two edited versions by developers with different style settings.
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revised How important is a good coding style for the decision to hire a programmer?
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comment How important is a good coding style for the decision to hire a programmer?
@Job: Not necessarily because StyleCop allows adding additional rules. I know I've written two of them that enforced TABs over SPACEs which wasn't there in the first place. But the idea is that coding style can be forced which will make it much easier to have uniform code.
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revised Process each row against each other, how much would it cost?
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answered How important is a good coding style for the decision to hire a programmer?
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May
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revised What if the client needs the ability to retrieve passwords?
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May
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comment What if the client needs the ability to retrieve passwords?
@sharptooth: I know you're right. Sometimes one thinks of extreme measures when approached with such a stupid upper management. I wouldn't do it myself either. But to convince this boss I might do it in front of him and try to logon to some site. Just for the proof of concept so he would be convinced. But smart person would stop being so stubborn when telling him all these facts. One answer was particularly interesting that talked about selling info.
May
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comment What if the client needs the ability to retrieve passwords?
+1 for sell data.
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