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answered Convincing Upper Management the need of larger monitors for Developers
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comment What are the pros and cons for the employer of code questions during an interview?
@kevin cline: You miss my point. Do you care how people get results, or do you only want them to get results according to your whims? Plenty of people can code just fine in a team environment, but need "alone time" to produce at peak efficiency. You sound like the kind of guy who wouldn't have hired Mark Zuckerberg because he needed to be "wired in" for maximum productivity.
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comment How can you filter out irritable programmers in interviews?
@Casey: As an intern you have that luxury. In a senior position, however, with a family that relies on me to be a provider, I don't.
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comment “Build your own website” - Developing a CMS with Vague Requirements on a Tight Deadline
@walnutmon: +1: Around here we call it Deathray. 'Nuff said.
Jul
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comment Why don't all companies buy developers the best hardware?
+1 for "In my experience, the single biggest productivity killer for programmers is getting distracted." I can't begin to tell you how all the various meetings and interruptions keep me out of "the zone" and keep me from getting things done.
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comment How can you filter out irritable programmers in interviews?
@fretje: It gives a perspective from the other side of the table. I would call it a useful data point.
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answered How can you filter out irritable programmers in interviews?
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comment I no longer want to be a developer
I seriously thought about switching careers and becoming a teacher a few years ago. But teaching is not without its share of compromises and problems, plus you get stuck in a system that suppresses innovation and favors teachers who toe the line. Teaching is potentially more rewarding, emotionally, than software; but in practice it is just a different set of frustrations.
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answered At what point should developers become involved in a triangular relationship among the client, the design agency, and the developers themselves?
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comment Why are a seemingly disproportionate amount of programmers just, well, not nice?
The f$#@ do you care?