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comment What is the best retort to “premature optimization is the root of all evil”
@Peter I bet it's 'panta' which can be translated in different ways. Since your suggested translation is awkward and wooden, I doubt it is the best one. P.S. Second tagged names don't work.
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answered What is the best retort to “premature optimization is the root of all evil”
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comment What is the best retort to “premature optimization is the root of all evil”
@barrycarter I believe the most scholarly translation is "The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil."
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comment Minimum billable time unit - industry standard for contract programming?
Thanks for the extra detail. This kind of longer engagement isn't quite what I had in mind, where one is hiring someone full time, but rather focused hiring to do a specific (and fairly small) job.
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comment Crucial programming-for-hire contract points?
I can see how that would be important.
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comment Minimum billable time unit - industry standard for contract programming?
And yes, it IS a learning experience. :)
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comment Minimum billable time unit - industry standard for contract programming?
Well, due to our inexperience in hiring contractors, we weren't sure whether we got value for our money. A lot of ignorant people think $125/hr is exorbitant, but we know better. Except, we had some areas we weren't sure in. Anyway, an additional problem is that it's very hard to find people with the needed expertise. Several of us at the company actually do the same work but can only allocate a small amount of time to it due to our other responsibilities, and for certain I can say that this specialized knowledge is scarce.
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comment Minimum billable time unit - industry standard for contract programming?
Do you put that you bill to the nearest half hour in your contracts? Does this mean rounding up always or ever rounding down? What if you really only spent 10 minutes on something, what would you bill?
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