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I do software development.


Oct
15
comment Adding quirks from an old system to a new system because that's what people are used to - a term for this?
@gnat first two answers are in opposition with almost equal amounts of votes. Down votes are not constructive. If it's the will of the community may I suggest having a moderator close or move the question? Personally I think it's a good question; naming is probably the single hardest problem in programming. Entire books have been dedicated to it.
Apr
14
comment Why write clean, refactored code?
The code should be self-documenting, so that gets rid of 1). When you're following Single Responsibility 2) is unnecessary; your methods are so small and concise bracket placement and capitalization cease to matter. 3) makes the most sense but I would still choose the candidate that can write readable code. 4), even though far down on the list is not worth mentioning. See: The Pragmatic Programmer and Clean Code
Sep
17
comment How important is Domain knowledge vs. Technical knowledge?
Even compilers and vcs have a domain, we might just be more comfortable with it.
Mar
7
comment How to Mentor a Junior Developer
And to be clear, I have no intention of hiding knowledge. But it has become clear that what I do know is being taken advantage of (consciously or unconsciously). And I'm not talking about some deep hidden cavern of the technology we're using; I'm talking about the difference between a primitive and an object, or an instance variable and local, or an error message that says exactly what the error is and where to start looking for it. (for reference, my current pupil has 5 years of professional experience; I don't think I'm being unreasonable.)
Mar
6
comment How to Mentor a Junior Developer
I don't believe you are bucking the trend. This is a good tip; to work with them and show them how you would go about solving the problem (though, one may have to pretend they don't know the answer already [not hide it] to show the process of finding it).
Mar
6
comment How to Mentor a Junior Developer
@ZJR I'm fine with using the words "training" or "mentor". Either way, I'm not experienced with it and need help and appreciate all the great feedback I've gotten so far.
Jul
19
comment Handling Coding Standards at Work (I'm not the boss)
Joel, this story has inspired my coworkers and I. We're picking up the torch using your story as a template.
Jul
19
comment Handling Coding Standards at Work (I'm not the boss)
Actually, there are a couple people trying this one out now and many who have used this strategy before I started there. Despite their best efforts, no standards have emerged thus far :(
Jul
18
comment Handling Coding Standards at Work (I'm not the boss)
I'm fine with the brace on whatever line. I get thrown off when both styles are in the same file. Makes it harder to scan.