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I'm just some guy. Ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8.


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comment Keep track of knowledge about techniques/bugfixes/workarounds
Yeah I keep one for the rare things that need precise documentation. It's not fancy and it's certainly not well laid-out, but the search function is all I really need anyway. It's just a stock mediawiki install.
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answered Keep track of knowledge about techniques/bugfixes/workarounds
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comment Can daily reports decrease a developer's productivity?
If your scrum meetings take more than 5-10 minutes, you're not doing it right. Scrum meetings are not a place to fix or discuss. All you do is say: what I did, what I'm doing, and what's blocking me. It takes 60 seconds and should not be stressful at all. Any further discussions should happen outside of scrum.
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comment Teaching C++ to first time high school students: Where to draw the line?
@DeadMG: The house metaphore doesn't work. In a house, once the foundation is built you never have to think about it again. You just go on building everything else. In C++, the instant you see the new keyword, you're right back into memory management terrirory. And often times libraries ask for pointers and you need to ask yourself, "is that going to take ownership? Or do I still need to clean it up?". Foundation my foot. More like a nail or caulk or something.
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comment Teaching C++ to first time high school students: Where to draw the line?
@sbi People who are afraid of a learning curve are in the wrong profession. This isn't about easy. This is about creating competent programmers. The fact that they've been spoiled by Java only makes things more difficult.
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comment Teaching C++ to first time high school students: Where to draw the line?
@Seth no, personally I don't. However I acknowledge that my own style isn't that of everyone. And yes, I've met those programmers :) They're the ones who enroll because of promises of making the "next best-selling video game". They're also the ones who cause show-stopping bugs in our code, because they copied some bit-twiddling code off of some Taiwanese blog without checking it for correctness. I agree with you in principle.
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comment Teaching C++ to first time high school students: Where to draw the line?
Yeah I go back and forth on whether or not beginners can grasp this. It is SO ridiculously easy (and you suddenly find yourself saying "wow, computers are profoundly stupid machines, aren't they?"), however it requires them to pay attention and hold on to a promise of more exciting things to come. Not seeing the "big picture" makes the overall approach a tad mind numbing.
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comment Teaching C++ to first time high school students: Where to draw the line?
Yep, no argument here. For the same reason, kids tune out math and geography. Only later on do they realize they should have been paying attention. Pretty sure that particular problem still hasn't been solved.
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answered Teaching C++ to first time high school students: Where to draw the line?
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comment Difference between templates in JavaScript and design patterns
Your question is incredibly unclear. Also this has nothing to do with php, please remove that tag.
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