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Jan
25
comment I've been told that Exceptions should only be used in exceptional cases. How do I know if my case is exceptional?
Id say that the fact that exception handling is not as high in overhead is not reason to indugle sloppy code, or to neglect to code for expected values and check for nulls
Jan
4
comment How to manage the task of reviewing localized strings by a non-developer?
Yes this is not about full localization this is just about making sure the language is right.
Jan
3
comment How to manage the task of reviewing localized strings by a non-developer?
-1 So you want the language guy to be a usability tester? Better hope he doesn't miss a path and then miss a poor translation somewhere because of it.
Dec
27
revised View Source - is the Viewable markup important to you?
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Dec
5
comment What is the standard term for my role?
Sounds like you are a horn tooter... For the IT Programming Support team you are that guy that keeps writing these crappy applications we will be expected to support... aka dbag. But all those tasks can be tossed into the lap of an admin assistant.
Dec
4
comment for vs. foreach vs. LINQ
if the question was some obscure technology I would agree. There is quite a bit of LINQ expertise on the web so even someone who does not understand it can probably figure it out with some good use of search engines.
Nov
6
answered Consultant in a firm that doesn't understand the tech!
Oct
31
comment The Written Roles of Chief Technology Officer
CTO is a business role not a technical role. So I think i would disagree with your assessment it's a logical ultimate career destination for programmers. Most programmers I have seen with ambition end up as an expert on some niche.
Sep
5
comment Should I continue my self-taught coding practice or learn how to do coding professionally?
FYI this question was featured on Ars Technica
Aug
17
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Aug
17
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Jul
26
comment Do you estimate all user stories in iteration zero?
We found keeping about 2 sprints worth of stories scored worked better for our small team. This allowed us some flexibility in when we played poker again. It is probably harder to do that if you have a team of more than 5 developers.
Jul
23
comment “Read” a file without using a file pointer
The correct answer is: "Hey look at the time I have an interview with a company that doesn't ask stupid useless trivia in their interview... I will call you."
Jul
17
comment View Source - is the Viewable markup important to you?
I would like to point out that I am not the only one who took offence to the comparison. Anyone who has used Assembly Language (probably as a form of torture) and Javascript gets why the analogy is horrible. It is like saying that the discovery of the Higg's boson is the same as the discovery of fire; they are totally different and comparing them as equals is stupid.
Jul
17
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Jul
17
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Jul
10
comment Is it worth making a commit solely to resolve non-critical typos?
If the typo is consumer visible then yes... if you are fixing other developers comments then perhaps you should hold off.
Jul
10
answered What are the pre-requisites for writing .NET web services?
Jul
6
revised Sharing ideas without risk of leaking
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Jul
6
answered Sharing ideas without risk of leaking