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Mar
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comment Drawbacks of code kata
-1 Training can happen on the job, even on paid time (not sure why people seem to forget this). Not everything is either pure work or pure learning.
Feb
29
comment why do some job posts say “high pressure environment”?
This is true as far as trading software goes, but if I saw "high pressure enviroment" in a job ad for a smaller, web development shop, alarm bells would go off.
Jan
31
comment Is coupling with strings “looser” than with class methods?
Unless the point of this exercise is to improve the code using better OO principles. In that case, refactor away.
Jan
24
comment What should developers test before submitting their work to testers?
Arguably if the code doesn't compile into a usable executable, it's not ready for anyone to see, let alone QA/testers.
Jan
24
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Jan
16
comment Why do organizations limit source code access to engineers?
@DavidThornley Good point, and I agree that it's a pretty weak security measure. However, I'm sure you could find people in software who insist this be done as a security measure, good idea or not.
Jan
16
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Jan
12
accepted Is it bad interview practice to have candidates write a linked-list implementation?
Jan
12
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Jan
12
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Jan
12
comment Is it bad interview practice to have candidates write a linked-list implementation?
@AlextenBrink Interestingly, I think that means that linked list knowledge is even less important for C#. Why implement a data structure yourself (with possible bugs) when I can use a better structure built right into the language?
Jan
11
comment Is it bad interview practice to have candidates write a linked-list implementation?
It's not confusing in practice. FizzBuzz is an even easier question and yet applicants routinely can't even begin to answer it. Same goes with linked lists. It's a mystery of the programming world.
Jan
11
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Jan
11
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Jan
11
comment Is it bad interview practice to have candidates write a linked-list implementation?
+1 for the first paragraph!
Jan
11
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Jan
11
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Jan
11
comment What do I need to do, to get placed in any software company?
Actually being able to program in, you know, an actual programming language. That's generally a requirement.
Jan
10
comment Should fresh grads join startups keeping in mind the future?
@Dima What if it were 80 hour weeks at MySpace or Pets.com? Working for a startup with dreams of "hitting it big" and becoming rich and famous is a poor choice IMO. Work for a startup because it suits your personality.