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Aug
31
comment Where to look for challenging jobs with a relaxed atmosphere?
I'd say tyhe opposite: Target big companies. Small companies, especially start-ups have very little redundancy in skills and capabilities. It's very hard for them to compensate for people not being there. Big companies, especially government often have very clear policies and expirience in execuing them. If company polciy supports / allows it you have a very good indicator.
Aug
31
comment Where to look for challenging jobs with a relaxed atmosphere?
@Jeff: Probably. I was shocked when moving from Germany to Australia that people in AU only have 4 weeks anual leave. Most people in Germany get 6 weeks (well, at least 10 years ago, not sure if that changed).
Aug
31
comment Where to look for challenging jobs with a relaxed atmosphere?
I'd add another rule from me experience on both sides of such deals: Be flexible and available. Take your time off when it is convenient for everyone. Don't make everybody wait or keep rescheduling meetings because it is your day off. Take another day off instead.
Aug
19
comment Why are data structures so important in interviews?
Apart from the "universal" aspect, another important aspect is that they come in arbitrarily simple to difficult. So it is comparatively easy to grade someone's knowledge.
Aug
11
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Aug
11
comment Should organizations penalize developers for the amount of defect reports filed against code they worked on?
Joining you on the limb here :-). Especially developers who check in code in the hope it works without the least amount of testing it themselves, I think, should be encouraged to be a bit more careful. Otherwise is causes problems for others and / or ties up QA resources who have to file reports for frequent, unnecessary, and often trivial bugs.
Jul
28
comment How should I charge for programming things which take two minutes to fix?
Reminds me of an old, probably not true, but nevertheless good story: This engineer is called in because a machine broke down. He looks at it, makes a cross with chalk on some machine part and says 'replace this part'. He charges $50,000. The manager is out-raged and requests an itemized bill to justify the cost. The engineer replies: Chalk - $1, knowing where to make the cross $49,999.
Jun
21
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Jun
21
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Jun
21
answered Trying to find video of a talk on the impact of memory access latency
Jun
21
comment Trying to find video of a talk on the impact of memory access latency
@Jerry Herb Sutter turned out the right direction, different talk though: Machine Architecture: Things Your Programming Language Never Told You
Jun
21
asked Trying to find video of a talk on the impact of memory access latency