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Nov
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answered Git and merge commits
Nov
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revised What's the idea behind mocking data access in unit tests
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revised What's the idea behind mocking data access in unit tests
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answered What's the idea behind mocking data access in unit tests
Nov
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answered Looking for advice on moving to a more Agile approach for development
Nov
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revised How to deal with no code reviews in my new place when I come from that practice?
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Nov
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comment How to deal with no code reviews in my new place when I come from that practice?
Retitled to what you are asking asking because " Is Code Review a must?" is a too broad, unanswerable question as it will depend on a huge number of factors - company size, # developers, revenue, etc, etc. I would mull over how you can both incorporate and market your desire and enthusiasm for good programming practices and software craftmanship on your public sites (resume, linkIn, github, twitter, etc). publish what you care about and what you seek so that the folks you want to be with will see it. This is 'future' advice of course, hence a comment :)
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revised How to deal with no code reviews in my new place when I come from that practice?
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revised Planning poker with visually impaired colleague
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comment Planning poker with visually impaired colleague
I've updated my answer with information to avoid that.
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revised Planning poker with visually impaired colleague
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comment Planning poker with visually impaired colleague
That's a good point about the influence. less sure about the down-vote but that's your prerogative.
Nov
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comment Planning poker with visually impaired colleague
What if the visually impared colleague can't see the hands? This is a visual 'first' solution. I prefer a non-visual 'first' solution that will not require an extra 'round' of speaking, for example showing hands and saying number at the same time.
Oct
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revised Should I store images in my database or file system in this application?
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revised Should I store images in my database or file system in this application?
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answered Should I store images in my database or file system in this application?
Oct
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comment How Best Can I Use Git When My Employer Uses VSS?
gbgbaanb, I disagree about the migration. Folks new to the industry learn git and how it works. Making folks switch source control twice within a couple of years is unproductive imho. I would even make the case that vss directly to git is suitable precisely because the gap is go big. Just learn the new thing, not something 'close' to it. I've also seen huge number of svn users get really confused when moving to git as the same words mean different things. For those folks I wish they'd never learned svn at all to avoid that confusion. imho and ymmv of course :)
Oct
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comment What activities, outside of writing code, have been shown to improve one skill as a programmer?
Great question. Just not for here :) I believe in and practice puzzles and games just for that. However... vote to close... primarily opinion-based... Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.
Oct
27
comment How do you identify bugfix commits on QA environment with Git repository?
The notion that companies will pay $100,000+ per developer and then balk at a few tools that cost $1,000 - $10,000 per developer is very revealing. It will reflect in whether the developers work as craftspeople with good tools. or not.
Oct
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comment What is a symbol in Ruby?
-1 Not an answer. Would be a good comment.