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Oct
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comment Explaining technical things to non-technical people
@Arkaaito Usually using individual cards as good examples of inheritance and/or properties (depending on who I'm talking to and about what), and the deck as a container class that has functions like shuffle(), deal(), dealOne(), etc.
Oct
13
answered Explaining technical things to non-technical people
Oct
13
awarded  Scholar
Oct
13
accepted Getting management to hire a new developer?
Oct
8
answered What should you leave behind for your successors?
Oct
8
comment Getting management to hire a new developer?
@Paddyslacker Arms and legs flailing all over the place?
Oct
7
awarded  Student
Oct
7
asked Getting management to hire a new developer?
Oct
7
comment Effectiveness of “what is your greatest strength/weakness” interview questions
Worst I've been asked was what are my 3 greatest strengths & weaknesses. I could easily come up with 2 for either that didn't make me look like a shoddy employee, wasn't easy to come up with the third for either.
Oct
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Oct
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comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
@Anna Some are three years, like the one I took (and the extra year was where we learned most of the useful, high-level, information). And actually, some colleges can give out bachelor degrees--or can in Ontario, I can't speak for other provinces--but it's very specific, and quite regulated.
Oct
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comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
@Billy How about around here, where a college diploma means jack, but a university diploma will grant you everything? Both go to school, both are arguably better than the other, but there's a sociological difference
Oct
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Oct
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answered Use of pirated/cracked software for development
Sep
29
answered What hat should a programmer not wear?
Sep
29
comment Best (worst) logically impossible task assigned to you?
If you think of a good comeback for this, let me know, I may need to use it soon
Sep
29
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
@Wayne For the longest time, ca2.php.net was blocked, considered "Personals/Dating" somehow. ca., ca1., and ca3.php.net were all good. Was annoying when I'd get load balanced to ca2 and had to change it... I know your pain.
Sep
27
comment Is Java to Linux what .NET is to Windows?
Just going to add that a lot of Gnome apps are being built in C# using Mono. Think F-Spot and Tomboy Notes, for the two that pop to mind first.
Sep
24
comment Which language features are considered harmful?
Should be noted that once you get your head around it, this sort of thing becomes a non-issue. It's only really a problem if you don't do any checks in critical areas for user entered values, but is infinitely useful if, say, you know something will be a number, but comes as a string. For example, a field from a DB will likely be returned as a string, and you don't want to worry about casting it.
Sep
24
comment What is the most frequently used design pattern?
Only time I've ever seen need for it is database connections. That said, nearly every "Service" (read: similar to factory) class in this project at work is a singleton, stored in the PHP $_SESSION variable.