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Jul
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comment Does over-reliance on tools imply that you are lazy?
Coder I have to go 120 miles for work pretty regularly. If I had to walk that It would take over 24 hours at a good (Military March) pace. Cars are a tool. That said I also hop in the car to go 3 blocks to the grocery store for a gallon of milk(Thats cause im lazy).
Jul
1
comment Does over-reliance on tools imply that you are lazy?
@Dave actually modern electronics have made the automatic actually more efficent on average. My Ford Fusion with same options was rated almost a full mile per gallon less. I am sure there are times where the manual is still better in the micro but over all automatic has the lead.
Jul
1
comment Does over-reliance on tools imply that you are lazy?
+1 yes, uninformed opinionated junior programmers have become lazy and less competent
Jul
1
comment Does over-reliance on tools imply that you are lazy?
+1 so true. Not to mention that of the 25k crew of the the Enterprise im sure that there were people responsible for the programming of Computer so that it can take those simple program commands.
Jul
1
comment Does over-reliance on tools imply that you are lazy?
+1 for the whole. I am not sure I with "The only thing you should be developing is code that is unique to the business you're developing for." But I will concede that it is a valid business strategy.
Jun
30
comment How were the first compilers made?
+1 for the answer but I am tempted to remove it for the use of goto
Jun
30
comment Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
When i work from home and have no distractions I will sit down at 6am and look up at my wife trying to get me to come eat dinner at 6pm and not even notice.
Jun
30
comment How will we be able to produce websites without using cookies with the new law?
@Techie of course you did i mean im sure you read all of the terms of service before you checked I agree...
Jun
30
comment How will we be able to produce websites without using cookies with the new law?
@techie so if the explict use of my site is to gather your information and tracking your surfing habits im ok right :P Im sure that is how it would be ruled in the US.
Jun
29
comment Should I be paid for time spent learning a framework?
Sounds like you should be talking about this with your manager or work director not SE.
Jun
28
comment What is the Best Way to Incentivize a Team of Developers?
@Steve what they didnt tell you was they wanted an incentive plan that costs nothing, give the programmers nothing except some false sense of accomplishment and does not make anyone feel bad.... so you get to program in first grade :p
Jun
28
comment What is the Best Way to Incentivize a Team of Developers?
Actually I only partially agree with you. While getting their input may be important your team may have different ideas on how they want to be rewarded. This can cause division. In addition there is something extra to an incentive that you like but did not ask for. If you ask and do not get you feel cheated. If you are given but did not asked then you are blessed.
Jun
27
comment What is the Best Way to Incentivize a Team of Developers?
Spot bonuses are OK for rewarding a short term success or contribution. But then they become the expected. If for a month you are recieving 2 spot bonuses a week and then a month later you are working even harder(In your opinion) but getting no bonus then it works in reverse. Maybe you are not earning it maybe the carrot has just been taken away.. it doesnt really matter.
Jun
27
comment What is the Best Way to Incentivize a Team of Developers?
+1 I would much rather not be demotivated than incentivised.
Jun
27
answered What is the Best Way to Incentivize a Team of Developers?
Jun
27
comment When do you know it's time to move on from your current job?
@Seventh I can not imagine a circumstance where this proves helpful other than the permanently sour the business relationship. I have had employers that I will not go back to. Some that have even tried to lure me back. They give me great references because I acted professionally. This confrontation would have no positive result for the poster. Even if it leads to change in the organization the relationship will be soured.
Jun
24
comment Move on and look elsewhere, or confront the boss?
+20 if I could... and ohh to have been given this advice when i was in his first position.
Jun
24
comment Do I own copyright of program I made in own time?
Just because we are not lawyers does not mean we cant play one on the interwebtubes.
Jun
23
comment Move on and look elsewhere, or confront the boss?
@R0MANARMY: It is called being professional. Just because you do not like that management style does not mean it is WRONG. They are not in business to make you feel good. They are in business to make money. (Unless its a government job then they are in business to spend money and I totally agree with you its inexcusable please quit and save my tax dollars).
Jun
23
comment Why Should I Avoid Inline Scripting?
Unless you are creating redundant code I do not see a problem with it. Though if you have a large amount of code inline it might look inelligant. But I just use Confirms inline rather than writing a function in a script block to call.