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25
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25
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Jun
25
answered Should you keep a copy of all the code you write?
Jun
14
comment Is constantly looking for code examples a sign of a bad developer?
As a predominantly solo developer, I don't have any peers to check my code, to work through problems with me, and to inspire me. Examples on the net are essential to me both to solve particular problems and learn new skills/best practice.
Jun
11
comment How to manage a developer who has poor communication skills
+1 - I agree with both points. A developer should be reasonably well-rounded. And with proper support and encouragement, there may be no reason why the guy can't up his game.
Jun
11
comment How to manage a developer who has poor communication skills
Nobody said he was the best programmer. And even if he was, there is nothing to say that requiring he fulfils a broader role is wrong. I agree that being fair doesn't necessarily mean treating everyone as clones - but there may be a middle way, where people are given tasks that suit and interest them, but where they all muck-in with the less glamorous tasks to some extent.
Jun
11
answered How to manage a developer who has poor communication skills
Jun
11
comment How to manage a developer who has poor communication skills
-1: He's not blaming anybody. He's identified that one guy is poorer at communicating, and consequently he managed to dodge some of the more boring jobs that other have to do. I'm not sure how you conclude that this denotes poor management, or the OP struggles to communicate... That said, I totally agree that speaking to the guy in question should form part of any solution.
May
30
answered Is it acceptable that after reading a certain technology in a book, you put it in your resume as a skill?
May
30
revised Should we document stand-up meetings?
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May
29
answered Should we document stand-up meetings?
May
28
comment How much documentation is enough?
Wrong. It means more is not necessarily better. Brevity is to be valued, but clearly not if making something simpler means missing out on useful information. But equally, writing volumes and volumes of documentation might make it harder for another developer to access to the most useful information. When writing documentation, you don't simply need to think about what is still missing, but also what you have that you don't really need.
May
28
comment How much documentation is enough?
He appears to be saying 'do whatever you feel is needed' which sounds like a legitimate answer to me. I would be wary of too many more specific answers.
May
28
comment How much documentation is enough?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen. It doesn't; it was a comment in response to your comment- which, for the record, I suspect was a misinterpretation of Benoit's answer. Only Benoit can answer for sure. However, my answer is listed elsewhere...
May
28
answered How much documentation is enough?
May
28
comment How much documentation is enough?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen - No, perfection is achieved when removing any more content would undermine the worth of the documentation as a whole.
Apr
5
comment How many lines of code can a C# developer produce per month?
@SK-logic - Each line in a translated source document will generally be mapped to a single line in the target document - it's a very linear mapping. When it comes to software, it is unlikely that two programming languages are similar enough in structure and capability to be able to expect the same. There will likely be numerous areas where savings could be made, and some areas, where you will have comparatively more code to write.
Mar
23
comment Variable naming conventions?
@DakotahNorth - it makes sense to have a house style, but beyond that, consistency is the key consideration. As long as the convention isn't too off-the-wall, it can be easily picked up by external/new developers. Indeed, it's worth publishing the house style, to remove any uncertainty.
Mar
23
comment Variable naming conventions?
re: Hungarian notation - sure, in general it should be avoided. But I find it very useful (as do many others) for controls. The only alternative is Ziv's suffixed version which seems to be Hungarian-but-pretending-not-to-be.
Mar
15
answered Changing from VB.NET to C#?