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Feb
28
comment What features in Eclipse is not available in Visual Studio?
Visual Studio 2011 will have similar things called quick launch. blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/02/23/…
Feb
9
answered How long do programmers generally stay in industry?
Feb
1
comment Source Control: Roles and Responsibilities - Best Practices
I second Jamie, all the time spent merging or waiting for a merge to happen should be recorded so that you have evidence. There is no "best practice" that fits all companies. I have worked in large company where this task was done by a dedicated configuration management team. I my current company there is a dedicated release management team that doesn't do the physical job of merging to main but they are the logical owner and do audit it. But IMHO ops is not usually the one that touches source code.
Jan
12
comment Is Entity Framework Code First a bit meaningless/useless in production and what is a good EF strategy for production?
How do you handle case where StoredProcs or Views are created directly in the DB for other purposes e.g. reporting that are not used by the application. We would need to know which SPs are affected by a schema change in code first.
Jan
3
comment How to fit testing in Scrum sprints and how to write user stories in Scrum
@maple_shaft: That is easy to say but QA doesn't like a release in the middle of their testing. Also we checkin frequently with CI build but release is done on demand only. The current test team is not capable of writing automatic UI test. They do purely manual testing. This would be difficult for me to change.
Jan
3
comment How to fit testing in Scrum sprints and how to write user stories in Scrum
@S.Lott: Of course for the project we will make a team comprised of few devs, testers and BAs. But what i mean by team was rather departments, i.e. we have test dept and staff from their will be allocated to the project. Right now their standard is that a release has to be stable while it is being tested. i.e. We cannot release a new version until they have tested and we have fixed any bugs in the current version. If I take this concept to sprints does it mean that we only release after all stories have been developed ?
Jan
3
revised How to fit testing in Scrum sprints and how to write user stories in Scrum
explaining the meaning of iterations
Dec
29
asked How to fit testing in Scrum sprints and how to write user stories in Scrum
Dec
21
comment What does a “bodyshop” (in context of a programming job /environment) mean
@jfrankcarr - I have also worked for 12+ years and except while I was a contractor I have been given paid training, courses, conferences to improve my skills. If people don't improve their quality of work won't improve as also the soft skills. Good managers would recognize that.
Nov
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Nov
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answered Single Line Conditions and Loops - Best Practice
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Jul
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answered What hardware do newly hired programmers get at various companies?
Jul
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answered MVVM or MVC? Want to use the same set of classes for WPF and ASP.NET
Jul
4
answered Dataflow Diagrams - are they used in the real world?
Jun
17
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Jun
10
answered Why SQL numeric precision is specified as the number of digits?
Jun
8
comment Should experienced programmers know database queries?
@dietbuddha Not knowing assembly language because you use a C++ compiler.Heck even not knowing IL because you use a C# compiler. Where do you draw the line with this logic. My point is that abstraction is there is many places when we program in daily life and penetrating that abstraction i s not necessary or even desirable for most programmers.
Jun
8
comment Should experienced programmers know database queries?
My development team has dedicated PL/SQL programmers as part of the project. So while the .Net programmers can do simple queries they are there to review it and develop the more complex queries. Moreover with proliferation of ORM (and NOSQL) why do you think non-SQL developers must know complex queries.
Jun
4
answered What software can be used to create architecture diagrams?