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Nov
8
revised increasing productivity - mastering a language vs. selecting efficient tools
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Nov
8
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Oct
17
comment Is there any comercial application written in Visual Basic .NET?
@gbjbaanb: I'd say as of C# 4 they are comparable in terms of COM interop.
Oct
11
revised What do I need to learn to become a better web programmer?
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Oct
11
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Oct
11
comment What do I need to learn to become a better web programmer?
@PéterTörök: I don't see anything wrong with giving a single downvote to a low quality question, but that's just a personal opinion. And to address your earlier comment about good junior programmers. I'd say a vital part of being a good programmer is being able to accept criticism and consider it a learning opportunity as opposed to taking it personally.
Oct
11
comment What do I need to learn to become a better web programmer?
@PéterTörök: I don't think it was meant to be rude, it's just unlikely to receive high quality answers and/or be useful to a large subset of people who frequent this site.
Oct
6
comment Moving from VS 2005 to VS 2010 what to learn for web apps?
@DamienJoe: At the end of the day if you understand the concept behind ORMs, it's not especially useful to learn a specific one unless you plan to use it for a project. If you're not familiar with ORMs, you might want to start with Linq to SQL as it's much simpler and work your way up from there.
Aug
31
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Jul
28
comment How should I charge for programming things which take two minutes to fix?
@user824981: So you increase your rate, he gives work to the other guy who has less experience. The other guy doesn't do a good job, it comes back to you to fix at your much higher rate. Either way you'll get to do the work =).
Jul
10
comment Why do my java programs run faster in eclipse than in BlueJ?
Eclipse uses it's own compiler, though I don't know how much of a difference it would actually make.
Jul
8
comment What is beautiful code in C++, and why do most programmers care that much?
Give it a couple of years of having to go back to your old non-perfect code and trying add features to it, fix bugs in it, etc. You'll see why people care about getting it as right and clear as possible the first time around.
Jul
7
comment Are there drawbacks to taking a job where I will be using a unique programming language?
@DaveShaw: And people still run with the bulls. Doesn't necessarily make it a good idea ;).
Jul
7
comment Are there drawbacks to taking a job where I will be using a unique programming language?
@DaveShaw: You mean besides this?
Jul
7
comment How do you handle multiple projects that form the same product(s)?
Wouldn't any continuous integration server do that for you (as opposed to Jenkins specifically)?
Jul
7
comment What to do about team member who threatens to leave all the time and is difficult to work with?
The old saying "make sure there's enough rope" comes to mind.
Jul
6
comment Are there drawbacks to taking a job where I will be using a unique programming language?
Is the proprietary language MUMPS by any chance?
Jul
6
comment Rewriting code / better initial outline
UML was supposed to be an "abstract class-outlining" language. I suppose it would depend on what kind of features you're adding, in theory you shouldn't be rewriting as much as building on top of stuff or adding to stuff.
Jul
1
comment Is it worth being computer languages polyglot?
@SK-logic: I'm not saying you won't be able to understand it, I'm saying there's a good chance you won't write your code that way after a week.
Jul
1
comment Is it worth being computer languages polyglot?
@Raynos: Even at a high level that matters. Properties vs getters and setters, generics, events etc are in the case of the two languages above. Think of the old C/C++ programmers getting in the habit of writing null == [something] instead of the other way around because because the language allows you to assign stuff inside conditional statements. There will be certain patterns that each language will adopt because of it's strengths and limitations. You can't learn to do that in a week, and until you do you will be more or less writing language X code in language Y.