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A software developer in the Dallas area that loves developing in the .NET world.


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accepted Need interpretation of section in C# specification
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Need interpretation of section in C# specification
So, is the importance in the memory abstraction of those objects, where when you're ready to manipulate them they are easier to access if they are in one contiguous block of addressable space verses pointers to who knows where? Is that correct, or am I still missing something?
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comment Need interpretation of section in C# specification
That makes sense. Thanks for fleshing that out for me, svick!
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accepted How do you accurately create estimates for programming projects given to you?
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comment Is quitting the only reasonable response to this situation?
Your last point really hits home for me. For some people like me, it's difficult to NOT feel like carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. But, it's simply a matter of managing yourself. I agree that there's nothing wrong with saying in a polite manner, essentially, "NO."
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comment How do you accurately create estimates for programming projects given to you?
Thanks for laying those points out. Makes for a good mental roadmap. It's funny that I do remember how difficult it was to grasp a concept in school until we started implementing it in code with classes and interfaces. That also makes for a bit of a chicken and egg situation. For me, it seems I have to do some implementation, even if it's just the bones of the work, in order to estimate what it will take to put the meat on the bones.
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comment How do you accurately create estimates for programming projects given to you?
@Julio So, do you see the problem in that situation being the estimations given or the fact that the business heads are unwilling to commit to anything, or is it something else?
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comment How do you accurately create estimates for programming projects given to you?
WOW, I do like Joel's layout of EBS. Thanks for posting that!
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comment How do you accurately create estimates for programming projects given to you?
Do you use that strategy regardless of the size and complexity of the project?
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comment How do you accurately create estimates for programming projects given to you?
Thanks all for the very helpful answers, comments, and suggestions. In the end though, I still get a feeling that it's still very difficult (maybe if not impossible) to be able to measure the work at a very atomic level to give a truly accurate estimate. Does that supposition sound reasonable?
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comment How do you accurately create estimates for programming projects given to you?
I almost began to ask the question you basically answered by reading your last paragraph. A former coworker told me that during his stint in the military, his boss would always tell him to take the number he came up with and double it. I wonder if that is a pretty common practice.