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answered Why don't all companies buy developers the best hardware?
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answered Profanity Filter Performance in Java
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comment Is it worth writing a memory error detection tool for C++ these days?
@Christopher, I would think that a company with 2-3 people in total should be able to make it work. Don't forget that Boundschecker is owned by a company much bigger than that, so the overheads are still quite large even if the team is fairly small.
Jul
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comment Is it worth writing a memory error detection tool for C++ these days?
I keep forgetting Insure++, must be because I've never used it. @Christopher, that's why I suggested that there might be enough money in there for a small company/ISV, but there certainly isn't enough money in there for big companies anymore.
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answered Is it worth writing a memory error detection tool for C++ these days?
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answered “Don't do programming after a few years of starting career”. Is this a fair advice?
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comment Should I not show all my skills?
There's also the always fun part of the interview where the local expert for the technology sticks their head in for a few minutes...
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answered Is it OK to introduce methods that are used only during unit tests?
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answered Any tips on getting hired as a software project manager straight out of college?
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answered Is “Hiring only the Best” a really practical advice for normal desktop application programming?
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comment C++ and the use of old Visual Studio versions
I severely disagree with the statement about VS6 - the C++ compiler is both utterly horrible and not supported any longer by MS. You cannot conceivably write anything remotely resembling halfway modern C++, nor can you use some of the more advanced and useful libraries like boost. Well, you can use small parts of it...
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answered Do we learn better with video or text or is it personal preference?
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answered Contractor - Acceptable Payment Terms?
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comment Contractor - Acceptable Payment Terms?
You're in the UK, right? So who hasn't paid you - the agency or is the client supposed to be paying you directly? I've contracted in the UK for years and often the problem isn't the client but the agency. You also mention an umbrella company so you basically seem to have all the usual moving parts that seem to go wrong.