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answered How do I (quickly) let people know that software I am providing for free is not abandon-ware?
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comment Does craftsmanship pay off?
@HedgeMage They are out there? Where? And how does one know before taking the job? (Probably 0 out of 3 of these questions are fair to ask...)
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accepted What background is needed to understand The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A?
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comment What background is needed to understand The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A?
@AdityaGameProgrammer I actually typed "knuth" when tagging the question, thinking for sure that had to be a tag. It wasn't, so I didn't add it.
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comment What background is needed to understand The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A?
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner The new edition does look quite elegant on the bookshelf just above my office desk, I think.
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asked What background is needed to understand The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4A?
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comment Turn away a bug if no reproducible test case exists?
@seansilver If a bug is more serious (as you say, causes the client to lose project information), that may make the bug higher on the priority list from a business perspective too, especially if the client is considered "very important" in terms of amount of business you get from them. You're right, from a developer perspective, bugs really are not acceptable, but because time and money are scarce, economics demands that choices be made and tasks be prioritized. This bug is always something you can come back to if you are having a slow day, for example.
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answered Turn away a bug if no reproducible test case exists?
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comment How do I account for changed or forgotten tasks in an estimate?
@Job We're not a scrum shop at this time. Also, unlike what another answerer has suggested, I have found so far that the bottom-up estimates have improved my estimation accuracy, largely by vastly reducing the number of forgotten tasks during task-level estimation.