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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
29
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
6
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
27
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
Mar
27
comment How to make Classic ASP interesting if you are stuck with it?
I question the premise... very few people who think they are "stuck for the foreseeable future" really are. Unless this is a prison job, there is a way out if you put the effort into finding it. If you still think you're "stuck", picture this... the company goes out of business tomorrow. Would you still be "stuck"? If not, then why are you "stuck" now?
Mar
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24
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Feb
24
comment Should developers enter bugs into the bug tracking system?
"Some teams refuse to allow any fixes that don't have a customer bug report behind them"... really? Sounds like a DailyWTF! So you're saying there could be a clear bug, that definitely would (and possibly has) affected customers and they just keep pushing out releases with the same bug unfixed, without even analyzing the cost of fixing it, solely because a customer has not yet reported it?
Feb
23
comment Herding your users to your bugtracker
What about integrating bug reporting directly into your product?
Feb
23
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Feb
23
comment Should developers enter bugs into the bug tracking system?
But it depends on priority, right? That means the task you were working on may be delayed. It can also interrupt your flow.
Feb
23
asked Should developers enter bugs into the bug tracking system?
Feb
22
comment How serious is losing the source code?
It's not just 1 customer... it will no longer work on the latest release of the OS
Feb
16
comment Does the use of debuggers have an effect on the efficiency of programmers?
You've never been told any tooltips?