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Author of Beta's Rule: "Never add to code that doesn't work."


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comment If I post my source code on a public site, does that automatically make it open source or do I still preserve my rights?
This is a question of law, not of software engineering. "The arguments of lawyers and engineers pass through one another like angry ghosts." --Bohm, Gladman, Brown.
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comment What can programmers learn from the construction industry?
No? You think it was independent invention?
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comment How do you handle your Project Manager
@Gabriel McAdams, you are assuming that the boss will not impose a deadline without the developer's consent. See #6.
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comment How do you handle your Project Manager
@Vecdid Estimating time is an art-- I'm not very good at it. If a meaningful estimate is impossible, you could try hitting it back to his blind side: "I can do it in four weeks, but I'll need X." Make X a little too expensive, logistically impossible, or something that sounds easy but he'll fail to deliver, like "an off-the-shelf C++ parser". Be firm: it's not something you want, it's something the project needs. Put it in the graphs. They refuse you time to set up MS project? Hell, you're the one who's there late; don't ask permission, just do it. I must learn MSP too, similar reasons.
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answered How do you handle your Project Manager