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bio website simplymachoistic.blogspot.com
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comment My Dad is impatient with the pace of my learning to program. What do I do?
Probably the best answer in all this thread...
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comment How do you maximise the knowledge that you gain from a programming book?
All programming books these days towards the end come up with a short project. Doing that is biggest benchmark anyone can have of themselves to track the progress.
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comment Is it just me or is this a baffling tech interview question?
You probably should have replied with an even more cryptic answer to this.
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comment What makes the difference between “Hire” and an honest “almost” for final on-site interviews?
Nope. Amazon doesn't give feedback nor does MSFT. I have had similar experiences. Google does give a thorough feedback though when you go in house interview. I also have the same experience of failing in all the big 3 in-houses. The knowledge I have gained from them is quite significant. In addition to your skill set and your performance it attributes to some stroke of luck too. Improve your skill-set and take the battle again and always remember Robert Bruce and the spider :D
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comment How to effectively find, hire and work with contractors?
Well how about creating a development activity of that sort. Shortlist a handful now a days there is skype and other screen sharing stuff ask them to code something so you can find out for sure. Screen sharing is something which is picking up for creating interviews these days.
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answered How to effectively find, hire and work with contractors?
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comment git / other VCS - how often to commit?
thats what Squash is for!
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answered How can I debug a memory leak in a service
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comment Which is more important: solving or implementing?
I think programmers become architects eventually, I don't see a direct path to becoming an architect without writing direct code. I meant to say Problem solving is more important than implementation. Implementation is far more easier once problem is solved.
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answered How do I learn algorithms and data structures?
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comment How can I get started writing code?
I thought programmers is for asking questions of this sort?
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answered How can I get started writing code?
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comment Why do organizations limit source code access to engineers?
It's called code for a reason :)
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answered What is the best way to structure workshops for starting programmers?