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Jul
6
awarded  Yearling
Jul
6
awarded  Yearling
Nov
23
comment Thin Java book?
I agree, however the content is distilled. You can skim through the contents for higher learning and read in detail to know more about the topic. Trust me, I read crazy many Java books, but these two are the ones I read, and re-read, again and again, both to learn and as reference material. You must atleast read one, to experience and appreciate what I saying. You may read 2nd book first, which is relatively smaller. Wish you enlightenment!
Aug
10
comment If a story is de-scoped during the iteration then what to do with its estimate/size?
I've updated my earlier comment! May you read it.
Aug
9
answered How best to learn OOP concepts/principles practically?
Aug
9
comment If a story is de-scoped during the iteration then what to do with its estimate/size?
Again it depends :P When we pick a story for an iteration and during the iteration we realize that the story has to be de-scoped for whatever reason, we first get the concurrence within the team on the complexity and then get client's concurrence on it. Typically, we have been doing it either at the iteration beginning and sometimes we do it in the middle of an iteration when we started playing the story. I don't see a point or situation as to why you would think of descoping a story after an iteration.
Aug
9
answered If a story is de-scoped during the iteration then what to do with its estimate/size?
Aug
3
comment How to say effectively to a manager that you missed the 'deadline'
Before he comes to you, go to him and say you are yet to complete the assigned task and that you are doing your best to complete it ASAP. Good luck, dude!
Aug
2
answered How do you define elegant code?
Jul
25
answered To design pattern, or not to design pattern
Jul
25
answered When job hunting, what grabs your attention about a job posting
Jul
25
comment To design pattern, or not to design pattern
It depends not on the size of your project but on what problem you are trying to solve. Employing a design pattern for the sake of using it, is a bad bad thing, whether it is small/medium/big project. On the other hand, if by implementing a design pattern, you address a particular problem, then that is the right attitude and cool thing, irrespective of the project size. It is the intent that is important.
Jul
25
answered Thin Java book?
Jul
23
comment Is there a such thing as a Program Manager for Outsourcing Companies?
Having worked in three different companies in different capacities, I would say that every company has its own set of practices and expectation settings for different roles. In fact, the titles "Program Manager", "Technical Lead", "Senior Member", etc could all be different or same depending on the company - those are mere titles ;)
Jul
23
awarded  Commentator
Jul
22
answered Is there a canonical book for CMS design patterns and concepts?
Jul
22
comment Social Impact projects
You ask, "Any idea which projects we can look at?" and then go about mentioning some of the open sourced social impact project yourself - OpenMRS, RapidFTR, FrontlineSMS etc. Confused! What is it that you are asking for or wanting to know? May you please refine your question.
Jul
22
comment If I finish one project, should I wait until the next day to start another one or begin right away?
It depends. What matters is how good you feel doing that you wanted to do. If you want to take an hour or two break, take it. If you want to take a couple of days break, take it. Do you want to keep yourself occupied learning the next big thing, do it. As long as you love it, and that it doesn't harm anyone, your life should be cool. Simply put, "DO WHAT YOU LOVE". :)
Jul
21
answered Getting into JEE
Jul
20
answered Interview: Review another developer's code