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Computer programmer currently living in San Diego, California. I am a community college transfer student who is months away from completing a BS of Computer Science degree at the University of California in San Diego.


Apr
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
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comment Should programmers stay at the internship they had before they graduated?
SF thanks very much for explaining, I understand what you mean. I have done tons of non-mission-critical things around my internship right now, but do not do lots of in-depth work on any critical products.
Aug
29
comment How to get better at testing your own code
I guess Thomas beat me to it, but I'm in a similar situation. I write very high-level expectations of what a code change should do, and write unit tests if or when I can (even though our company doesn't officially do unit testing). You don't have to commit them, and they're great ways to learn how functions are supposed to act (or should act after you fix them).
Aug
29
comment How to commit in-progress refactoring?
@Thorbjørn is that Jim's recommendation below, or a different mechanism within Git?
Aug
29
awarded  Benefactor
Aug
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accepted Should programmers stay at the internship they had before they graduated?
Aug
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comment Should programmers stay at the internship they had before they graduated?
Responsibility creep? Do you mean inside the job or outside (starting a family)? If I could have split the bounty, I would have gone half with your points. They were very good to keep in mind as well.
Aug
29
comment Should programmers stay at the internship they had before they graduated?
Haha, thanks ZJR. There really are a lot of parallels that you can draw between keeping/leaving a job, and staying with someone or moving on to greener pastures. I've never had much problems finding jobs, but then again I've never yet really had to look for ones that required a degree. Good points too Lundin.
Aug
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comment Should programmers stay at the internship they had before they graduated?
@Robbie thanks man! I was aiming to try to have this question apply broadly. Simon, an upvote is just an upvote, and has as many meanings as people that use them. UpVote-Like-Plus1
Aug
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awarded  Nice Question
Aug
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comment What makes for “good style” in Java?
I've officially been humbled. Sorry @amaidment. I guess need to research good coding standards when it comes to comments.
Aug
23
comment What tools do PHP Developers use?
+1 to Eclipse for PHP development. I think it has code-completion and syntax highlighting. I have also used Dreamweaver but found I liked Eclipse better.
Aug
23
comment Is there a canonical book on x86 assembly?
Sorry, for just leanring assembly language, any language is probably a good language to start with to get the feel for what architectures so. With Intel-based it has actually changed fundamentally over the years. Originally there used to be a lot of instructions (CISC), but now is more generic (RISC).
Aug
23
comment Is there a canonical book on x86 assembly?
I read the 5th edition of Irvine's book when it was titled "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers". :)
Aug
23
comment Is there a canonical book on x86 assembly?
Billy, If you know no assembly at all, then any of them would be pretty good to start from to get the general ideas. Assembly is extremely close to the architecture, so the assembly instructions greatly reflect architecture-specific designs. I started with x86 assembly, and read Kip Irvine's "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers". The book was actually paired with an online class at a community college though. I'm not sure what kind of learner you are, but I find guided instruction works best for learning.
Aug
23
comment What makes for “good style” in Java?
@Ryan Stewart I'm confused then. I've found that the best comments are inline with the code to explain what the purpose of each major function call in a function body was supposed to do, or each step of a non-trivial algorithm was. Furthermore, I've been praised in code reviews for the usefulness and conciseness of my comments. When I said "comment like crazy" I mean make sure you have plenty of useful comments (not just comments for the sake of comments). Human-readable code is art
Aug
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awarded  Promoter
Aug
23
comment Should programmers stay at the internship they had before they graduated?
I've decided I'm going to start writing a blog about everything I'm doing and thinking about this whole interview process in the coming months (brianesserlieu.com). I really appreciate all of the feedback!
Aug
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awarded  Commentator
Aug
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comment Is there a canonical book on x86 assembly?
How much assembly experience do you have? Have you ever tried using GCC without optimization to compile simple C programs into assembly, then reverse engineering the code back to a C program?