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comment What is the/Is there a right way to tell management that our code sucks?
Sure they do. They prove that being in a management position makes you far more dishonest. There are plenty more studies documenting how authority and social class erode behavior. Furthermore, it is just common sense that a corporate environment is an extremely manipulative "every man for himself" environment. It would be very strange if you tried to argue with that. If you are going to play a literalist game, keep in mind that almost every person alive has is liar.
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comment What is the/Is there a right way to tell management that our code sucks?
The second study especially vindicates my exact point.
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comment What is the/Is there a right way to tell management that our code sucks?
@Jaap there are numerous studies that correlate power and social class with dishonesty. Does that mean you'll retract your -1? Examples: msnbc.msn.com/id/35836844 blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2010/04/27/… news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/02/shame-on-the-rich.html
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comment What's the best place for a high school programmer to get his work noticed?
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner, while I agree schools don't ask for a portfolio, it is because they assume you don't have one. I believe that even if he just did quality assurance on an open source project and could get a short letter of recommendation from an adult contributor, that would be a big leg up on his college application.
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comment Becoming a polyglot programmer
I apologize that it wasn't obvious from the context, but I mean a programmer skilled in many languages who can be deployed as a swiss army knife. Obviously, a "polyglot program" refereed to in those links is just a clever trick. Not a marketable skill.
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