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Professional Java Developer & Internet Addict

Jan
22
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
4
answered Past If statements Arrays, loops… Now what?
Aug
26
comment Software developer interview questions: is speed everything?
The example about knowing the difference between Stack and Queue makes this more transparent to me. Thanks for that.
Jul
24
comment How to justify code refactoring time?
I try to set up this mindset in my project too. We need to do some large changes for upcoming changes, but I want to do the needed refactoring while we're going. There is no point trying to pull the *big refactoring phase without any development" card.
Nov
20
awarded  Excavator
Nov
20
revised Graduate expectations versus reality
just a quick fix of list formatting
Nov
20
suggested suggested edit on Graduate expectations versus reality
Nov
17
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
27
comment Deploying Web Applications
To add something more constructive: I think the place for written documentation is in the form of user guides and/or tutorials. So if I want to know how to do action X in application Y, there should be a story-like text guiding me through all the hoops. But whenever I see a simple description of the buttons and functions, I instantly close that manual.
Oct
27
comment Deploying Web Applications
I'd prefer instant help inside the application. Think tooltip or a lefthand sidebar with readable little help snippets. Nobody reads manuals anymore unless you're a really tech-savvy person (or a sysadmin having to install something as complex as Documentum with several databases and webservers with special configuration options). And even then, I'd prefer a heavily commented configuration file instead of a written manual.
Oct
26
answered Deploying Web Applications
Oct
17
revised what is the purpose of arrows?
Fixed the link to Hangman
Oct
17
suggested suggested edit on what is the purpose of arrows?
Oct
13
comment What hat should a programmer not wear?
Yes! I'm a developer, and I don't want access to all this production stuff. And with other people doing the deployment of the software, that's one more test of the deployment process. (And perhaps the desaster recovery will improve out of this as well.)
Oct
13
answered Is it absolutely necessary for a web programmer to be a web designer?
Sep
29
awarded  Yearling
Jun
30
answered Bitbucket and a small development house
Jun
23
comment How do I overcome paralysis by analysis when coding?
As I understand TDD you don't even start thinking about designing an interface unless your test forces you to introduce an interface. gojko.net/2009/02/27/… is a nice article about an exercise to get used to that.
Jun
23
comment How do you overcome your own coding biases when handed legacy code?
I will steal this answer. :-)
Jun
23
answered How do you overcome your own coding biases when handed legacy code?