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Aug
2
comment Working on multiple things at work?
I have seen more than one person quit at my place due to constant context switching as well.
Aug
2
comment Is it possible to call a Javascript function from C?
I'm w/ @Jordan, what is the problem you are trying to solve? What platforms? Why C and not C++?
Jul
13
comment How does learning assembly aid in programming?
+1 for "You'll appreciate the constructs in higher-level programming languages more" alone. Great answer.
Jun
14
comment Splitting code from form operations in C#
I would add, 5. Keep code in event handlers to a minimum. It's easy to violate the DRY principal w/ code duplication in them.
Jun
14
comment Splitting code from form operations in C#
Like all things, it's not an absolute avoidance of course. When I see need for regions in my code, I consider refactoring the 'region' out into it's own class.
Jun
14
comment Splitting code from form operations in C#
+1, even w/ the mentions of #regoins. :P. I Completely agree w/ 1, 2 and 3.
Jun
7
comment Why do business analysts and project managers get higher salaries than programmers?
Sadly, I'm in a Widget Factory that fancies itself to be Film Crew.... utterly frustrating. Great answer
May
17
comment What do you do to make sure you take proper/enough breaks, while avoiding unwanted side-effects of break taking?
+1 for physical exercise. I like to run or bike 30-45 minutes for lunch, taking only very small breaks in the morning and afternoon. This has so many benefits: clear head, endorphin rush, counter acts our sedentary workplace, etc...
Apr
16
comment How to answer to this HashTable interview question?
I believe @SRKX was using C# in his example, where hashCode is the Java equivalent. The answer is valid in both languages.
Apr
6
comment How can I select an appropriate licensing/obfuscation system for .NET?
Hire some of my ex-coworkers... no one will figure out the code.
Apr
6
comment What are the disadvantages of automated testing?
As someone who works 80% of a very large legacy code base, I couldn't agree more. However, to mitigate this, I've used some of this in [link]amazon.com/Working-Effectively-Legacy-Michael-Feathers/dp/… are worth the look.
Apr
5
comment How do you maintain focus when a particular aspect of programming takes 10+ seconds to complete?
This is a great answer (helps to burn off nervous energy) and the pomodoro technique can work if you are disciplined enough.
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
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
1
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"
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.