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Nov
11
comment Will large screen increase develop productivity?
I agree w/ @Carson63000. I have two 24" at work and home. The primary (left) is landscaped and the right one is portrait. Takes a little getting used to, but it allows me to have an IDE open on the primary and then email, text editor, test VM, etc... on the secondary. Typically one app on top and one on the bottom.
Nov
9
comment I've stopped coding for fun, is this a bad sign?
you are so right. I live in FL, so I can run year round w/o extra gear. I try to run 20-30 minutes at lunch time every day. Makes the afternoon MUCH easier to deal with.
Nov
9
comment I've stopped coding for fun, is this a bad sign?
+1 for fitness, so many forgo this. I'd give another +1 for running if I could. :)
Nov
9
comment What's a nice explanation for pointers?
@Kirk, how so? let me see if I can clear it up.
Nov
4
comment Doesn't “if (0 == value) …” do more harm than good?
with all respect, when you've spent a late night (or two) and find the source (in C++ code) is a = instead of ==, it would carry some weight.
Nov
4
comment Is it ever ok to have an empty catch statement?
great point. debugging the debugging code is always a challenge.
Oct
26
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
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.
Oct
12
comment What are your favorite version control systems?
If only the comment on VSS was a joke... avoid like the plague.