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Just as thoughtless words are wasted...

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comment Releasing an open source project without getting embarrassed
Really any criticism is valuable feedback. Even if it's harsh (you have the ability to just look at it as feedback) and thats a value add not a reason to be intimidated. :-) Be proud of your efforts! if its the best that you can do, with your education, or understanding thats GREAT! Any Feedback that follows will only serve you at becoming a better developer. Honestly, yesterdays code will always suck as long as you are improving and growing.
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revised What to use for simple cross-platform games instead of Flash?
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answered What to use for simple cross-platform games instead of Flash?
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comment What is the/Is there a right way to tell management that our code sucks?
@mattnz as long as he reads Joel's stuff ;)
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comment What is the/Is there a right way to tell management that our code sucks?
@DaveMarkle lol i don't have a manager (i'm a freelance guy) ;-)
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revised What is the/Is there a right way to tell management that our code sucks?
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comment What task did Dijkstra give volunteers, which was mentioned in his paper “The Humble Programmer”?
let us continue this discussion in chat
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comment What is the/Is there a right way to tell management that our code sucks?
funny ... i got voted down for suggesting Joel's site :-)
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comment What task did Dijkstra give volunteers, which was mentioned in his paper “The Humble Programmer”?
Google "problem in concurrent programming" ;)
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comment What is the/Is there a right way to tell management that our code sucks?
Yes ... I was suggesting using a 3rd party's point of view when presenting it. I didn't think he was asking specifically how to talk to his boss.
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comment What is the/Is there a right way to tell management that our code sucks?
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comment What is the/Is there a right way to tell management that our code sucks?
You don't think that providing a test and the results designed by a seasoned developer that pinpoint the areas in his environment that need to be addressed is the way to present it? Well I'm all ears for your suggestion then. :)
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answered What is the/Is there a right way to tell management that our code sucks?
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comment What task did Dijkstra give volunteers, which was mentioned in his paper “The Humble Programmer”?
@YannisRizos got it ;-) My answer stands. If you read the original version of the paper ( www.jdl.ac.cn/turing/pdf/p859-dijkstra.pdf ) in the footnotes on page 866 it states: "Proceedings of the IFIP Congress 1965, 213-217. " Solutions of a problem in concurrent programming control." Which is the "Dining Philosophers Problem".
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