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Feb
5
comment Load Balancer impact on web development
interesting, so I guess the moral of the story (as it were) is LB = shared session handling. (Yet another reason to avoid using Session data if possible.)
Feb
5
awarded  Student
Feb
5
asked Load Balancer impact on web development
Feb
5
answered What are the standard directory layouts for source code?
Feb
5
comment How can I convince management to deal with technical debt?
+1, although I think the last bullet should be "The good/best team members are leaving"
Feb
5
comment How can I convince management to deal with technical debt?
my experience is generally along the lines of this. The technical debt gets cleaned up as new features are added. Sometimes the estimates for certain 'related' fixes/features are padded to include cleaning up these things.
Feb
4
comment Why is Reflector such an essential utility?
I've been doing it off and on for the last 18 months (current job is mostly SP) but I can say I'm not a huge fan. I think a lot of the pain is from making it do things you probably shouldn't in it and just the general lack of documentation. Definitely in high demand and if you're good the compensation is more than fair.
Feb
3
answered Why is Reflector such an essential utility?
Feb
1
comment How long of a trial period do you use with programmers - how quickly can you tell if they are talented and a good fit?
Definitely depends on the environment. If you are a consulting company doing gov. work your new hire might be sitting on the bench waiting a clearance for a while. You can have them do make work on overhead but that won't necessarily be a good indicator of performance depending on skill sets/make work.
Feb
1
answered What should you leave behind for your successors?
Jan
22
awarded  Editor
Jan
22
revised C# Classes instance members vs. enum
finished answer
Jan
22
answered C# Classes instance members vs. enum
Jan
21
comment What popular “best practices” are not always best, and why?
multiple returns can be beneficial/clear, although you always have to watch out for the spaghetti code monkey that sticks in 10 or 15 of them.
Jan
12
comment Overused or abused programming techniques
@qpr, I don't know about that. If they had a blank text file they might not be able to do anything (which might just be a bonus).
Jan
9
comment On-the-fly graphical representation of code
EA rocks, it's even fairly inexpensive considering what capabilities it gives you.
Jan
8
answered Why are software schedules so hard to define?
Dec
30
answered I still can't figure out how to program?
Dec
30
comment I still can't figure out how to program?
gawd, I've been doing this for a few years (10 +-2) and I still write a bunch of code occasionally and end up deleting it. I've had a few "refactors" that I worked on for a few days and undid (via source control) because I was a retard (to be blunt).
Dec
18
comment Do designer tools degrade the programming experience?
+1 I definitely like "yet to come across a good design tool". although I might have added "better than the gray matter between my eyeballs."