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Nov
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comment How do developers find the time to stay on top of latest technologies?
Which blogs do you read?
Nov
15
comment Which things instantly ring alarm bells when looking at code?
I hate commented-out code myself, but I kind of have some sympathy because version control systems (at least the ones I know) do not have easy-to-use ways of searching for deleted content in an existing file.
Nov
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answered Is there an antipattern to describe this method of coding?
Nov
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asked see what ARC does?
Oct
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comment Is C# development effectively inseparable from the IDE you use?
For those who missed the pop culture reference in the first sentence of the question... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove
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comment Is online freelance work viable by American standards?
Is the "reputation" system on eLance reliable and trusted?
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May
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comment Am I deluding myself? Business analyst transition to programmer
The 5% is referring to the amount of hours... that's about how much time you have to spend on "hobbies". Isn't it better to spend 70% or so of your time on what you like to do than 5% of your time?
May
29
comment Am I deluding myself? Business analyst transition to programmer
@EmmadKareem, I think there are plenty of programmers that have been working 10, 20 or more years and are happy with their careers
May
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comment Am I deluding myself? Business analyst transition to programmer
@EmmadKareem, "don't mix hobby with career"... you mean: make sure that almost all of your waking life is spent doing something you don't like and about 5% doing what you like... sounds like a great plan for happiness (but admittedly a common one)
Apr
11
comment Pointers in C vs No pointers in PHP
What's not "real" about a C array? True, when passed into a function (or assigned) they turn into pointers, but when declared, I think they qualify as a "real" array... just allocated on the stack.
Apr
9
comment Is using nested try-catch blocks an anti-pattern?
+1 for "more try catches?"
Apr
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comment How do you maintain focus when a particular aspect of programming takes 10+ seconds to complete?
You have en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adult_attention-deficit_disorder
Mar
28
comment Bug reopen vs. new
"(i.e., they didn't do a Get Latest after the original fix was checked in), made changes, and then checked in without doing a diff"... if that happens your source control system is broken
Mar
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comment Earning extra cash as a programmer
@John Bode, talk to your own lawyer about that (not your company's)... it's very possible that such clauses are not enforcable