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Aug
15
comment Will it ever be possible to build quality websites with editors alone, without needing to know HTML?
Your question title could be improved by clarifying that the person doesn't need to know HTML, as opposed to HTML not being used in the process at all.
Aug
14
comment What is a good Planned Release/Freeze/Beta Methodology?
You might want to re-title the question, then.
Aug
13
comment I'm a manager. How can I improve work relationships and communication with programmers?
Another book worth looking at is Peopleware, by DeMarco and Lister. If you can internalize what's in there, you'll start building much better relationships with your teams.
Aug
13
comment What techniques do you use when dealing with a difficult project manager?
I like the idea of trying to persuade him to accept a cc of each e-mail, instead of being a mail relay. If you need to, point out how much time this will save; almost all PMs freak out about schedule more than anything else. If you can get him comfortable with your communication style, he ought to be willing to accept that.
Aug
11
comment Should organizations penalize developers for the amount of defect reports filed against code they worked on?
+1 for finding that Dilbert strip! :-)
Aug
10
comment What is a good code practice of when to make a function/method for small repetitive code segments?
See what lengths programmers will go to in order to avoid writing a comment?
Aug
10
comment Architecture Review Guidelines for Java/JEE project
This answer would be better if it positioned analyzing whether the architecture addressed the NFRs and/or the implementation satisfied the architecture, rather than reducing it to a statement about NFRs.
Aug
10
comment Architecture Review Guidelines for Java/JEE project
I disagree that you can't meet the NFRs. The requirements shouldn't have been accepted if it was not feasible to meet the full set.
Aug
10
comment What is a good Planned Release/Freeze/Beta Methodology?
Are you asking about how to make decisions on when to freeze the code and move it to production, or about the mechanics of how to move something into production?
Aug
10
comment How to get manager to get me favorable projects
@iciw, if he's doing this to look good to his boss, and if it works, then they're BOTH bad managers. Their job is to use the resources on hand to get things done. His manager shouldn't be rating him on whether he can do hands-on work when he has a team that can do it.
Aug
8
comment randomized management?
Maybe it was an April Fool's Day article?
Aug
8
comment How do you stop yourself from bringing work home?
@Chris: maybe you need something that requires MORE of a time commitment, in terms of having fixed times where you do it. And, as others have suggested, something physically demanding will help reduce your stress. Something like a two-day-per-week martial arts class would meet both of these criteria. It won't take a lot of hours, but you'll have fixed times when you need to go. This might help you get out of the rut of "it'll take days to take pictures, so I can't do that now, so I'M GETTING MORE STRESSED AAIIEEEEEEEEEE!!!!"
Aug
8
comment Why does the Lisp community prefer to accumulate all the parentheses at the end of the function?
I'm told that back in the days of punch cards, it was common practice to end a Lisp program with an extra card with 80 right parentheses on it, just to make sure there were enough to match all of the open parentheses in the program.
Aug
3
comment How to say effectively to a manager that you missed the 'deadline'
It will also prevent surprises to your manager. Managers HATE surprises. It's always better to be early with the bad news, to give him more time to react and to manage the situation.
Aug
2
comment Training materials - books vs webcasts
Possible duplicate of a few of the "related" items coming up on the right. There are lots of training classes out there, and there should be enough reviews out there to help you.