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comment Working as the sole programmer at a non-tech company
In retrospect, this is a more accurate answer to my situation (but not necessarily all situations). I've since left that job, and am now working with other programmers who are a lot smarter than me. Definitely the right move for my career.
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comment Why was Rails written in Ruby?
I believe an initial attempt at Basecamp was attempted in PHP, and wasn't working out to DHH's satisfaction. Hence, Rails was coded in Ruby.
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answered What programming skills have provided you the best return on investment?
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answered What to do about “next piece syndrome”?
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comment Use of pirated/cracked software for development
There are some grey area arguments you can make when using unlicensed software as an hobbyist individual or poor college student, but if you're a commercial entity making money from said software, then you have little ground to stand on.
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comment When do you get your best ideas?
I'm happy this is getting votes. The shower is the best place for any kind of thinking!
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answered Have you ever found yourself using a specific tool in favor of another just because it looks better?
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answered Which things instantly ring alarm bells when looking at code?
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comment Working as the sole programmer at a non-tech company
+1 for mentioning the importance of working with a team
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comment Working as the sole programmer at a non-tech company
And I certainly don't feel disrespected. I think it has more to do with vision. I see ample opportunity for technology to let us be more efficient or serve our customers better, but that's because I spend all my time living in the tech world. But at the same time, I need to make sure our technical debt doesn't get out of control. It's a frustrating balancing act, and communicating it to people who've just never been there before is tough.
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comment Working as the sole programmer at a non-tech company
I take care of all the odd computer related tasks. But I typically don't mind that stuff, as long as it isn't too time consuming.