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Nov
23
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
15
comment The Joel Test's equivalent for measuring a programmer
Interesting, when I asked this question, it was downvoted to hell (now positive again, yay, and quickly closed). Is it really so different than this one? programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/133691/…
Feb
7
comment What do you absolutely have to know about a candidate before hiring him?
@ChrisF - I'm not sure how to edit the question in a way that would be on topic here. Do you have a suggestion? I know closing is not the end of the line ... but I sense a sentiment, and I don't know how to fix my question.
Feb
7
comment What do you absolutely have to know about a candidate before hiring him?
P.S. I just wrote my own answer on Quora: quora.com/…
Feb
7
comment What do you absolutely have to know about a candidate before hiring him?
@ChrisF - Well, I'm never sure about Programmers SE, and how it stands about list questions. I always thought they "more acceptable here", but I guess that might not be the case. As it stands, with the swift downvotes (instead of edits) and closure, I don't see the reason to bother editing it myself simply to add "programmers". No offence, just practicality.
Feb
7
comment What do you absolutely have to know about a candidate before hiring him?
@mhoran_psprep - I never said anything about rejecting anyone. I still think it's a valid question, just to understand what the candidate brings to the table.
Feb
7
comment What do you absolutely have to know about a candidate before hiring him?
@ChrisF - it's implicit that the candidate is being hired for a programmer job. Do you think I should add this explicitly in the question?
Feb
7
comment What do you absolutely have to know about a candidate before hiring him?
I guessed this would be closed here. Sad. This is why the preemptive cross-post to Quora.
Feb
7
comment What do you absolutely have to know about a candidate before hiring him?
I'm aiming my questions at things that are knowable after an interview ... more like stuff you don't test for, but just ask or review his resume. It's good to know what his experience is and whether he's excited, but it's not always good to know for sure. Candidates often fake these. I'm looking for unfakeable hard facts - you either know git, or you don't, and it's usually easy to test for this.
Feb
7
asked What do you absolutely have to know about a candidate before hiring him?
Jan
24
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
16
comment Why does a Java source file bear the name of the public class it contains?
Why here instead of Stack Overflow?
Dec
15
answered Do TODO comments make sense?
Nov
20
comment is there a term for doing this: func1(func2(), func3());
parser .setOption1(111) .setOption2("aaa").parse() Properly indented.
Nov
20
comment Is it good practice to use functions just to centralize common code?
-1 Preconditions.checkNotNull is a good practice, not a bad one. No need to include the string message though. google-collections.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/javadoc/com/google/…
Sep
29
awarded  Yearling
Jun
24
comment Why big companies use Perforce?
Google is also experimenting with a git bridge (quora.com/What-version-control-system-does-Google-use-and-why)
Jun
4
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
4
revised Ideas to talk about during “expectation setting talk” with my new software team lead?
minor
Apr
4
comment Ideas to talk about during “expectation setting talk” with my new software team lead?
+1 for predictability vs productivity. I've seen some action along this axis before, and it's important to determine where the dial is.