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Nov
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comment Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
great point. debugging the debugging code is always a challenge.
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Nov
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revised Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
cleaned up answer.
Nov
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answered Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
Oct
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comment I don't know C. And why should I learn it?
"hopefully an appreciation of the cost involved in working in that higher level language" - wish I could up-vote this multiple times for this sentence. Fantastic answer.
Oct
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answered Question about Creating a Scripting Language
Oct
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answered Is programming a SubCulture?
Oct
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answered Should universities put more emphasis on teaching their students about design patterns?
Oct
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comment If you could implement one change in a development team, what would it be?
Here is a SO question that gives pointers on daily stand-ups: stackoverflow.com/questions/3557498/…
Oct
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answered How to improve your ability to debug existing code
Oct
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answered What programming skill do you use most often that you are terrible at?
Oct
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answered What tools do you use to stay focused?
Oct
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answered How do I constructively and professionally deal with anger when I'm on the job?
Oct
12
comment One-week release cycle: how do I make this feasible?
if I may add my own comments to @Wonko's great answer... Our company spent several years doing things similar to the OP. Growing from 6 or devs to 16. About 2 years ago, we decided to go Agile. We hired a Sr. Dev w/ Agile experience, switched 2 week iterations, implemented continuous integration, etc... We're still far from a textbook shop and it's been bumpy from time to time but we've really cut down the context switching, which is a huge win.
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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comment What are your favorite version control systems?
If only the comment on VSS was a joke... avoid like the plague.
Oct
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answered Do GUI programmers have an undue advantage over others?
Oct
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comment If you could implement one change in a development team, what would it be?
@Mattheiu, great answer. We do have the build servers fail on failed unit tests, etc... what software do you use to implement the bots? (perhaps you could elaborate a little, as this idea intrigues me as I'm sure others.) - TIA
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comment If you could implement one change in a development team, what would it be?
@Matthieu, I've seen more than one company as recently as 2008 that refuse to use it. For a variety of reasons, none of which I humbly think are valid. But they weren't using it regardless. A lot of Project.0001.zip, Projects.0002.zip, etc... though.