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Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
27
comment Is the target of 3 dependencies per class always achievable?
Thus the "smell" analogy jumps the shark.
Mar
2
awarded  Yearling
Jan
4
comment In need of a more technical answer for an interview question about how the internet works from beginning to end
Related: What Happens When
Nov
17
awarded  Critic
Nov
17
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
17
accepted Illegal in PHP: Is there an OOP design reason?
Oct
14
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
14
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
13
asked Illegal in PHP: Is there an OOP design reason?
Jul
20
comment What are the key differences between Java's and Python's OOP support?
What you call "array" here in python is actually a list. Python doesn't have arrays ootb, but where implemented (numpy, for example) they are typed, albeit they can only hold primitives.
Jul
14
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
10
comment How are the skills used in typical interview questions applied in the real job?
I don't like it, but it's true. Sometimes you need to hire someone precisely because they should know more about a subject than you, so by definition you're underqualified to do the interview. You can't reliably get help even doing the interview for the same reason. The best you can do is try to ask questions based on wherever your understanding intersects with the problem domain and hope you get lucky.
Mar
2
awarded  Yearling
Dec
23
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
21
accepted Version control: Dealing with incomplete/broken code
Oct
21
accepted Can I (reasonably) refuse to sign an NDA for pro bono work?
Oct
20
awarded  Informed
Sep
14
comment How can I deal with a team member who dislikes making comments in code?
@GordonM I actually take exception to the implication that what I said was threatening, but anyway, I fixed it.