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Sep
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revised What can one do when “lead by example” doesn't work?
Added a summary for @gnat.
Jul
17
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Jun
10
comment Responsibility to reproduce bugs
Is it possible that the library maintainer is on a team whose policy is that bugs are not accepted without automated tests? I've also heard the term unit test bandied about when what is actually expected may be any form of automated test, especially for an integration test.
Jun
10
comment Responsibility to reproduce bugs
@Andy In some positions it is corporate policy that bugs are not accepted without an automated test.
May
28
comment How to protect yourself as DevLead from political management games
@AlexFeinman any idea why the question wasn't migrated?
Feb
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awarded  Constituent
Feb
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awarded  Caucus
Jan
18
revised My boss has a bad case of “Not Invented Here”
Usage of too and other various grammer/spelling issues.
Jan
18
suggested suggested edit on My boss has a bad case of “Not Invented Here”
Jan
18
comment My boss has a bad case of “Not Invented Here”
@Izkata I'd give Joel the benefit of the doubt that performance failures = broken.
Dec
24
comment Are all security threats triggered by software bugs?
@JoachimSauer since it is a server side specification it wouldn't know the difference. The client (my proxy server) would be connecting securely, but the web browser would still be going over http to my proxy, so it could still be snooped.
Dec
21
comment Are all security threats triggered by software bugs?
@JoachimSauer What if I simply proxy all traffic to the Strict Transport Site, but allow HTTP connections back to the clients?
Dec
6
comment How do you balance between “do it right” and “do it ASAP” in your daily work?
@ren ok, as long as you are footing the bill. :-) The Eternal Triangle
Nov
6
comment What is considered third party code?
+1 for explaining when a wrapper or facade, if you will, may be necessary.
Oct
5
comment What functionality does dynamic typing allow?
var's primary purpose, IMHO, is to allow for anonymous types, not to save a few characters here and there. Dynamic is for when you really cannot say what is going to be coming back from the call either because you do not have access to the type or the call returns different types that you do not want to force to the lowest common denominator.
Oct
2
comment Is it possible for a good programmer to have never used version control?
+1 for "how the candidate has managed this"
Sep
24
comment How should I go about learning a very large and complex application?
+1 for "ask plenty of questions". One thing that I find common among many developers is the desire to go it alone.
Sep
24
comment Case insensitive keywords in a language
Huh? you say you would argue AGAINST case insensitivity, but your code sample and comment on debugging seem to argue FOR case insensitivity.
Sep
20
comment OS choice for functional developing
+1 for Eclipse, I've found it to be a mature and inviting environment.
Sep
18
comment Is the book “Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs” a good read for Java programmers?
+1 Best possible answer to what very nearly amounts to a book recommendation question.