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I fail frequently, am wrong often, and don't know most things. I hope to become a more efficient failure, find more things that I've been wrong about, and find out that I know less than I knew before.


Apr
29
comment Getting coders to do code review
While a specific position may sound like a good idea it is not likely to be sustainable and you will miss out on many of the good effects of reviews. One person doing it all will become fatigued. And possibly the best gain from reviews is cross training and knowledge sharing between developers.
Mar
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May
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comment What “jobs” benefit by having someone with a programming background perform them?
I'm not really asking about a seasoned software developer... more one that isn't a great developer went through the schooling and got a first job but programming all day long didn't work for them. It's a really different question and the answer there doesn't fit.
May
11
comment What “jobs” benefit by having someone with a programming background perform them?
:-) What? Programmers awkward and offending? No! I will have to say that is a generality... a good and mostly true one but I think some of the people who end up not quite having as much passion for the coding want/need more interaction with people in their job. But maybe that means they just need to be on a different kind of development team?
May
11
comment What “jobs” benefit by having someone with a programming background perform them?
Oh and yes, you are right it doesn't have an absolute answer but the information is useful!
May
11
comment What “jobs” benefit by having someone with a programming background perform them?
That is one I had not thought of. As a person hiring... yes that would be nice to have someone that could recruit that really knew the difference between java and javascript and that could assess technical ability to find the diamonds
May
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asked What “jobs” benefit by having someone with a programming background perform them?
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Yearling
Jun
23
revised Letters of recommendation from customers?
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Dec
27
answered Get a Programming Internship if you don't know programming? Learning instead?
Dec
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answered Are design patterns independent of programming languages?
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Jul
25
comment Who can learn to program?
I agree with you in that we should be focusing on showing them what programming is all about and how it can change your thought process regardless of what you do afterwards. Good thoughts.
Jul
18
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
16
comment Who can learn to program?
No kidding? It must be a localized thing then.
Jul
14
comment Who can learn to program?
While the idea is great... two summers of guaranteed paid intership work is unfortunatly not realistic. Yes, there are paid internships but most grads are lucky to get one paid right now and often have to settle for unpaid. This may be different in other states. I think that you are right about them having more opertunities though. They can contribute to many more open-source projects then there were a few years back as well.
Jul
14
comment Who can learn to program?
Yes, I completely agree that we need to be doing more to introduce CS at earlier ages then college. I know that most highschools offer one or two advanced computer classes that can get into a programming language but I don't think that is enough. I've often thought that if you could teach a simple, kid friendly language to 4th-6th graders you'd be capturing their interest at the right age. I first learned basic when I was 8 or 9 and, although it took me another 10 or so years to really get into it, that left me with a great memory of "programming".