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comment Is it worth being computer languages polyglot?
People keep saying "you can learn a language a week," but that's just not true. Sure, you'll be able to write syntactically correct code in that language, but there's more to it than that. For example, C# and Java are very similar syntactically and are both OO languages. However writing Java code in C# doesn't make you a C# programmer.
Jul
1
comment Aspect Oriented Programming: When to start using a framework?
FWIW, F# has the same restriction, each method takes at most one argument.
Jul
1
comment How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
I believe the question wasn't directed specifically at interesting features of a given language, but more along the lines of What can I do in order to look forward to coming to work every day? In that context your point on taking a step back from coding and asking How can I make this application more interesting, more useful, more profitable, or more usable? is spot on. It's not so much an artist using an interesting brush to paint but rather finding interesting subjects to paint.
Jun
30
comment How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
@Larry Coleman: You mean something along the lines of Migrations
Jun
30
comment How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
T4 comes to mind, but I guess any templating engine would do.
Jun
30
comment How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
@maple_shaft: Trick is getting away from learning long enough to get something useful done =).
Jun
30
comment Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
Or have other things they'd like to do.
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Jun
23
comment Move on and look elsewhere, or confront the boss?
@Chad: I mean this with respect but the attitude of "...I would do my job, do my best to conform to expectations..." is wrong. That's the point that, I believe, @Jon Hopkins trying to address as well, if you see things that are wrong, try to fix them. Not every organization is capable/willing/in need of change, but if no one ever tries, then you're guaranteed a crappy work environment. Change has to start somewhere, why not with you?
Jun
23
comment Move on and look elsewhere, or confront the boss?
@Chad: That's just a symptom of ineffective management. You think Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc care what's on their developers' screens? As far as "you're being paid to work," that's a fair point, as long as you correctly define "work." If you define it as looking at my IDE for 8 hours a day, I'll look at it for 8 hours a day. If you define work in terms of deliverables, that's also valid, but you have to give up control over the how that's achieved.
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Jun
10
comment LINQ Style preference
May be worth noting that the official MS stance is that the query syntax is preferable.
May
10
comment How can I stay focused and motivated on a project?
Perhaps only marginally useful comment, but shipping is a feature.
May
10
comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
You will soon find just how few things are "universal" in this world.
May
10
comment isn't number localization just unnecessary?
Very nice examples.
May
8
comment Can you Improve your programming skills by learning other language paradigms?
I believe the answers to this will be some form of a resounding yes.
Apr
22
comment At what point should one consider using sql databases?
Don't forget to add NoSQL to the list as those types of databases bring their own set of features to the table.