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Apr
5
comment How do you maintain focus when a particular aspect of programming takes 10+ seconds to complete?
@Jer, yeah. For me, to more coffee (I don't drink pop/soda) I drink, the less fidgety I get. I'm sure I have adult ADD/ADHD, so on days I know I need to concentrate, I try to cut out the caffeine.
Apr
5
comment How do you maintain focus when a particular aspect of programming takes 10+ seconds to complete?
I have a similar problem (hence this comment :) ). I found what really helps is less coffee in the morning, or none at all. I also try to work in the morning and schedule meetings in the afternoon. Hope that helps .... oh look a kitty.
Apr
5
comment Is the abundance of frameworks dumbing down programmers?
I agree with this, and I notice you said 'learn it' not 'do it'. @mipadi, I have never written a compiler, but (long ago) read a book or two and tried to wrap my head around the principals. To this day, I think that (to a degree) helps in learning new languages. In short, IMHO it's important to have an understanding of what goes on under the hood.
Mar
7
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Mar
2
comment Is Visual Source Safe (The latest Version) really that bad? Why? What's the Best Alternative? Why?
@hanzolo, here is another one programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/19085/…, this is the one I meant to post earlier.
Mar
2
comment Is Visual Source Safe (The latest Version) really that bad? Why? What's the Best Alternative? Why?
Here some insight from a similar question: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/24910/…
Dec
7
comment How do you estimate?
+1 for breaking it down to 1, 2 or 3 days. Nothing larger.
Nov
2
answered What are non-programming mistakes that a programmer should avoid?
Nov
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comment Is there a way to combat Sales perpetually overcommitting?
+ 1 "Don't make a habit of working more than 45 hours a week, it is bad for your health and that comes first"
Oct
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Sep
27
comment Does teaching programming make you a better programmer
+1 for " you can also learn from your students if you're open minded about it" I have experienced this when I taught a few night classes, years ago.
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May
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comment Anyone code at a treadmill desk?
Instead of spending bucks on something you may or may not like, why not just get out for 30-45 minutes during the day? I make it a point to run 3-4 miles 2-3 times during the week at lunch. If you think you're out of shape, start a couch to 5K program. You can't begin to imagine how much better you feel getting your heart rate up for a bit. And you'd be surprised how many issues you solve by getting away from your desk. Another idea is (if possible) bike to work. I am able to do this as well, and it's great. Just a thought.
May
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Apr
2
comment My experiences are server side programming and database management, I want to learn C++, where do I start?
Microsoft supplies Visaul C++ Express for free microsoft.com/express/Downloads/#2010-Visual-CPP
Mar
29
comment What advantages does TFS have over Tortoise SVN in this scenario?
VSS to SVN is like going from hell to heaven. Switch ASAP.
Mar
29
comment iPhone, iPad & XCode 4 - Noob question
thanks for the link.