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revised What are questions to test a programmers knowledge of SQL?
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comment What are questions to test a programmers knowledge of SQL?
BTW: The problem with an automated unit test is that you could 'cheat" by manually figuring out the desired result and then write a simple select/union query with hardcoded outputs.
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comment Why do large IT projects tend to fail or have big cost/schedule overruns?
In my experience, two things. The person asking for the estimate tries to negotiate and the person giving it bows to the pressure. Secondly, the person giving the estimate doesn't recognize how much float time is involved in task switching and communication. Also, they work under the false assumption that the work is all programming, but there is a lot of project management communication time that needs to be accounted for.
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comment Why isn't the line count in Visual Studio zero-based?
I strongly disagree. Just because the user is a programmer does not make zero based counting part of the user model. Programmers only use zero based systems because the compiler expects it. Now if you were writing software where a COMPUTER was the user I would agree. I've been a programmer all my life and I do not count real world objects starting with zero.
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