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Jun
5
comment Tips on persuading boss that code review is a good thing
4 people in each team = 8 people = 2 months salary. This will take quite a lot of skillful persuasion in many organizations :)
Jun
5
answered Tips on persuading boss that code review is a good thing
Jun
4
comment Where does Rails get it's datetime for creating records?
You can see the effects with Stack Overflow. My "new day"'s always start at 8pm as I am in EST
Jun
2
comment Is it good practice to analyse who introduced each bug?
JensG it may not be intended to be about "blame", but when the OP creates a field called 'Blame' with peoples names in it, some people tend to see the obvious: you are blaming someone. It is good to figure it out and analyze that I agree. Doing it via a field called blame does not seem a good approach imho. One alternative is to use retrospectives to review prior work.
Jun
2
comment Is it good practice to analyse who introduced each bug?
finding programmers who have immense pride in quality work... but don't have emotions about being blamed for bugs... are rare. I have known two from hundreds I've worked with.
Jun
2
comment At what point does “constructive” criticism of your code become unhelpful?
+1 You are focusing on the relationships and emotions. The programmers you are working with sound very dry but they are just focuing on the code issues. This is pretty common in programming environments I'e worked in. I've seen this regardless of gender by the way.
May
31
comment Should I create separate work and personal GitHub accounts?
i think we are driving different points. Moving on.
May
31
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May
31
comment Should I create separate work and personal GitHub accounts?
I mean put the silly projects as private.
May
31
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May
31
comment Should I create separate work and personal GitHub accounts?
Vector - that's why I say use private repos for such projects.
May
31
comment Should I create separate work and personal GitHub accounts?
If you can't keep projects separate it doesn't matter whether they are private or public. I've never seen this "cross-contamination" in practice. In my work right now I have to use 20 repositories and not mix them up.
May
30
revised Should I create separate work and personal GitHub accounts?
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May
30
comment Is it advisable to ask employees to create 'work' GitHub accounts?
I recommend giving github enterprise some more thought. It totally depends what you mean by 'startup'. If you are 3 guys working other in Starbucks and doing this for without backing, that's one thing. If you are like many of the startups I work with, $5000 is two weeks salary for an average developer.
May
30
comment Should I create separate work and personal GitHub accounts?
removed the career advice sections and made it more about github (including switching out the tags).
May
30
revised Should I create separate work and personal GitHub accounts?
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May
30
answered Should I create separate work and personal GitHub accounts?
May
27
comment Can I use access used by Visual Basic for building a database
right. I changed the title to be specific about access. My edit was rejected. I'm not looking for discussion though and will not change it again. However I suggest that you retitle the question title to be more specific.
May
27
comment Can I use access used by Visual Basic for building a database
that's why I changed the title. as is it would be closed. retitled it might have had a chance and be of some help to OP
May
27
comment Can I use access used by Visual Basic for building a database
sure. close as too broad then ?