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Pythonista; Celerista; Pyramista; Plonista; Magentoasta; Javascriptista; CSSista; HTMLista; Webista; Shellista; you get the gista.

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awarded  Critic
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
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accepted Illegal in PHP: Is there an OOP design reason?
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Popular Question
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asked Illegal in PHP: Is there an OOP design reason?
Jul
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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.
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Curious
May
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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.
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
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comment Writing and Understanding code
One thing that will help you understand legacy code is writing tests for it. Plus (at least in my book) that would make you a hero.
Oct
21
accepted Version control: Dealing with incomplete/broken code
Oct
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accepted Can I (reasonably) refuse to sign an NDA for pro bono work?
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awarded  Informed
Sep
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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.
Sep
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revised How can I deal with a team member who dislikes making comments in code?
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Sep
13
comment Where can I find an authoritative comparison of computer languages?
I have a book on my shelf called Seven Languages in Seven Weeks. I have never read past chapter 2. But maybe you will.
Sep
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comment Where can I find an authoritative comparison of computer languages?
I would add Brown's online PL design course to your list. It's not a book, but it is centered around one.