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awarded  Mortarboard
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comment Is it legal to recreate/opensource a program that you previously coded for another company
Having read this & your answer to mattcodes I have to add this: If you don't get permission you will almost certainly be sued - it's simply not worth it. IF you change design & change language you might get away with it but it's still dodgy. Without permission, making a clone in the same language you will be prosecuted and you will make yourself unemployable.
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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered browsing with curl instead of firefox (or any other browser)
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answered Is it legal to recreate/opensource a program that you previously coded for another company
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answered How hard would it be for Microsoft to support deployment of .net apps onto OSX and linux
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comment Other things to learn for becoming a Database Admin/Developer?
I know what you're saying and it actually stems from ignorance of what a GOOD DBA does compared to the average. Average DBAs keep backups, applies patches, adds users & reactively deals with performance issues. A top DBA writes scripts to automate the "boring" stuff & then proactively monitors the database to maintain peak performance. A good DBA also understands the database as well as the data architect. They are rare though, I've only worked with a couple in 20 years of database programming.
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answered Other things to learn for becoming a Database Admin/Developer?
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comment Interviews: How far to go on DVCS experience?
+1 James. Ask open questions that can't be shut down and don't hire poor communicators. If I had been in that interview I would have immediately followed up with "and how did you find it?" or "what did you like / dislike about it?". As an interviewer it is your job to ask the right questions...
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answered Alternative for Access+SQL Server for enterprise projects
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comment Alternative for Access+SQL Server for enterprise projects
I have to disagree - The first sentence is spot on & the second I have major issues with. End users should not be writing mission critical applications and Access makes it so easy they end up doing so. I have personally had to handle the fallout of poorly written, unsupported Access applications providing business critical functionality. If I had my way Access would be uninstalled from end users' computers. Excel is a whole different series of issues because every cell can contain a mini-program and the end users often haven't got a clue of how to test and validate the data...
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comment Should I use try catch in my test methods?
@Jwenting Read the second paragraph - Unit testing frameworks catch the exceptions and allow tests to pass if certain exceptions are raised and fail if they are not
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered Should I judge an IT company by the look of the interior office space?
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comment Opposite term of indent
+1 - That's a better approach than two function calls to increment & decrement the indent level.
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comment Automatic programming: write code that writes code
@Jose That's the idea. Use scripting languages to automate repetitive stuff. It can be for a one-off where you get an 8x productivity boost or as in your case something time consuming that you will do again & again.
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answered Automatic programming: write code that writes code
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answered When should development branches be created?
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answered Easy to customize .NET CMS with ecommerce facility