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comment How do you interview someone with more experience than you?
It is expected that you will quiz someone in an interview; you don't need to lie and say that you've never used a technology in order to ask them those same questions. e.g. "I see you know $technology_x. Could you give me an overview of it, why and where I would use it, and an example of how you've used it in a project?"
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comment Transition from a “look ma, I can do this” web developer to someone who creates products that people and businesses can rely on
+1 for "learnt".
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comment How can I get free artwork for my free software?
Some of it is surely drawn by the coder themselves.
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comment Trends of Java and Javascript?
Can you think of a better way to gauge language popularity?
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answered Why does the Perl community have such a bad reputation?
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comment What Impact Do Scripting Languages Have on Junior Programmers?
@David: I've always liked the altitude training approach - if you learn to do the hard stuff first, everything is easy by comparison.
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comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
OP: I've seen this thing too. Macbooks have a following because they are good equipment, at least from what I heard several years ago. I'm a Unix guy. I like desktops and lots of monitors. Using any laptop would feel constraining, Macbook or otherwise. I have personally selected every component in the last two computers I have built - near silent, low power, performant, good price. If you count the labor I've spent selecting those parts, it's probably a terrible price but so what, everyone has to have a hobby.
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comment Time to drop Emacs and vi?
When most people state that vi is better than Emacs, they really mean Vim. Is that what you mean by a "better alternative"?
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comment Why isn't functional programming more popular in the industry? Does it catch on now?
This is a really good comment. +1 to arrows in your quiver, and ranges of solutions with tradeoffs.
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comment moving from Windows to Linux
Windows is more of a Fix Or Repair Daily (FORD), IME.
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revised Stored Procedures a bad practice at one of worlds largest IT software consulting firms?
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answered Stored Procedures a bad practice at one of worlds largest IT software consulting firms?
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comment Stored Procedures a bad practice at one of worlds largest IT software consulting firms?
If you don't use a proprietary db, vendor lock-in is not really that much of an issue, but it does indeed tie you to a solution.