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Python Developer


Nov
11
answered Can objects constructed from the same class have unique method definitions?
Mar
25
comment So Singletons are bad, then what?
I just want to chip in and point out that we aren't all bad...
Jan
28
comment Tricky logic puzzles - Are they really useful in assessing programming skills?
Personally I would also add a question about tooling. People who care about the tools they use, tend to be be better programmers. As an Emacs user, I much prefer a vim user to someone who just shrugs their shoulders and doesn't care.
Jan
28
answered What changes can I make to my IDE to minimize the effect of my dyslexia?
Jan
21
comment What is an example of a computationally impossible business problem?
while True: print "doing stuff"; print "Finished"; That is an example of a program that takes an infinite amount of time to finish. There is an infinite amount of other programs that also take an infinite amount of time to complete. We regularly create programs that take an infinite amount of time to complete on purpose. They are called 'long running processes'. Most dynamic websites are examples of one.
Dec
11
comment How far should we rename code and data when end users nomenclatures change?
I would use this as an opportunity to improve your tooling. Start from the premise that this should be easy, work out why it isn't, and make sure it will be easier next time it happens. For example automated deployments will make any problems around synchronizing the data and code in production much simpler.
Apr
20
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Apr
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Apr
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Apr
21
comment What advantages switching to ruby might give me as a python programmer?
Your two examples are exactly as procedural as each other. The fact that one is on one line doesn't make it functional. kindall's counter-example is significantly more functional.
Apr
20
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Apr
20
answered What Impact Do Scripting Languages Have on Junior Programmers?
Apr
20
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Apr
20
comment What Impact Do Scripting Languages Have on Junior Programmers?
I don't mean to be an arse but grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/affect-versus-effect.aspx