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Jun
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answered How can we make agile enjoyable for developers that like to personally, independently own large chunks from start to finish
Jun
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comment Should you ever release something that you yourself could hack?
+1 For context, I would add that any data which includes social security numbers, identification numbers, or credit card numbers should also have attention to security. Systems that don't store any of this information and are not critical systems have low risk data and you wouldn't need to worry about security as much.
May
31
comment Should you ever release something that you yourself could hack?
No guarantee? Why don't you tell that to the millions of Sony customers who had their social security numbers and other sensitive data stolen because of EXACTLY such security holes as the OP is suggesting.
May
31
comment Should you ever release something that you yourself could hack?
+1 for DOCUMENT EVERYTHING!!! When a major disaster occurs and the manager's job is on the line, he/she will do ANYTHING to shift blame in ANY way they can. If you document issues, emails, notifications, memos and other documentation related to the decision then you are protecting yourself from a bad situation.
May
31
answered Should you ever release something that you yourself could hack?
May
31
answered Best practice to save data in different databases using C# ADO.NET
May
31
answered What's your suggestion if the company didn't recognize my contribution towards a big project?
May
31
answered Long-Term Strategy For Implementing a QA System?
May
31
comment Any tips how to successfully job hunt?
@Ian, Yeah the phone calls can be highly annoying. The last time I was laid off I put my resume up on Monster and the next morning I woke up at around 9am with over 20 voicemails. I just filter out the recruiters I don't know or who have wasted my time in the past and only talk to the ones who have gotten me jobs or interviews.
May
31
comment Any tips how to successfully job hunt?
Wow... I can't say that I am stunned by this but it seems the more predatory recruiters are the most prevalent. There are GOOD recruiters though. The ones that try to build connections for the long term rather than trying to score the job for the quick buck are the ones that I have had very good luck with.
May
31
comment Any tips how to successfully job hunt?
Further many smaller companies don't have a large HR department and depend on recruiters to find them good talent. Their sometimes is no other way to apply to certain companies without a direct contact or a recruiter.
May
31
comment Any tips how to successfully job hunt?
I am fighting the urge to downvote this but I do agree that MOST recruiters have nothing to offer. These guys can sometimes have professional connections and a good relationship with a company and recruitees to make everybody happy. A good recruiter will not business with a bad company because this can disadvantage recruitees which he has built a professional relationship with.
May
27
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May
27
answered Java but no JEE experience
May
27
comment My coworker is a nice guy, but his performance is sub-par. Do I tell my boss?
Be careful about seeming TOO concerned about the project. Many places suffer from entrenched management and many times they are more concerned about your loyalty to themselves over that of the project. They themselves may not view the project as importantly as you do which may be why they never bothered addressing the poor performance of the other dev.
May
27
comment My coworker is a nice guy, but his performance is sub-par. Do I tell my boss?
+1 For tech specs and diagrams reducing the damage that bad devs can do. How true it is.
May
27
comment My coworker is a nice guy, but his performance is sub-par. Do I tell my boss?
@Cawas, LOL, I guessed at that statistic but from memory. I did read somewhere that almost 80% of projects are considered failures in that they 1) Ran overbudget 2) Under delivered or 3) Missed the deadline and finished late.
May
27
comment How do you deal with stealing?
+1 For an insightful comment! You have already lost in my opinion so join him. Open source projects always need talented qualified people and since you know the problem the solution is aiming to solve better than nearly anyone you are perfect for the job.
May
27
comment How do you deal with stealing?
@snorfus, The mistakes have been made and the damage is already done, I doubt there is any advice to give but step back, evaluate the situation and what just happened, and identify what was done wrong so that the same mistakes aren't made again in the future.
May
27
awarded  Nice Answer