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Dec
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awarded  Teacher
Dec
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comment What is the point of a Gantt Chart, and will it help me?
How do you "threaten" someone with a Gantt chart? Did he want to smack you in the head with his chart?
Dec
1
comment Correct alignment when outcommenting code
What if the case is just temporary, like I need to comment out something because I am debugging a problem.
Dec
1
awarded  Student
Dec
1
asked Correct alignment when outcommenting code
Nov
29
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
Is good old Delphi still breathing? Now nice....
Nov
29
comment Which useful alternative control structures do you know?
Repeat until reminds me of pascal.
Nov
29
awarded  Editor
Nov
26
comment What is the right level of site blocking for you as a developer?
1+ The most insightful of the "no blocking" answers.
Nov
17
comment If you were the manager of a team of 25 developers, how would you motivate them?
Also, have very talented people design your framework for whatever product you are making. Having a well designed framework vastly improves the quality of what less-talented people produces.
Nov
17
comment If you were the manager of a team of 25 developers, how would you motivate them?
25 people will mean cake twice a month, you will get a fat team when you project is over. :) Also, there's an above 50% chance of two people having birthday on the same day.
Nov
15
comment Whats the greatest most impressive programing feat you ever witnessed?
@Walter - Impressive.
Nov
15
comment Whats the greatest most impressive programing feat you ever witnessed?
So, how well was the code documented? How good was the architecture and how well was that documented? Can somebody else relatively easily dive into the code-base and fix bugs? Having a hero-programmer that can produce a lot of code in a little time is not necessarily a good thing for a company.
Nov
10
comment What's a nice explanation for pointers?
Elegant, why make it more complicated.
Nov
10
awarded  Commentator
Nov
10
comment How do open source projects maintain quality?
@Jörg: I think you might be somewhat right for many propritary products. But almost all open source projects use version control.
Nov
3
comment Tips for working fast
@n1ck: You really should try the whiteboard, even just when doing notes for yourself. Beeing able to get a distance to the note your write and beeing able to walk around while looking at / thinking about your notes, really helps a lot. Try it. :)
Nov
2
comment Is the time spent customizing your dev machine environment worth it?
+1 for focus on enjoyment. My problems is that while I might enjoy spending a few hours hacking together a useful sed script for the project I am working on, I always feel a bit guilty about having spend a few hours not on the task that I was assigned to do.
Nov
1
comment Have you ever found yourself using a specific tool in favor of another just because it looks better?
@CodexArcanum: Looking at them you mean.
Nov
1
comment Is it bad to use Unicode characters in variable names?
@DominicMcDonnell - It is not unreadable or unspeakable at all, read the math out loud and then the code. It actually reads out mostly the same.