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comment Best practices for managing and maintaining large Rails app?
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comment If one is to learn a new programming language each year, what should the list be?
Most folks learning a language a year will be a "jack of all trades but master of none" until you focus on a few for several years. I believe, based on much experience that the notion of the 'full-stack' programmer is false except for 1% - 5% of developers. Most hard-core backend folks I know don't have great front end skills and vice-versa.
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comment If one is to learn a new programming language each year, what should the list be?
If I had this language set instead of C++ / Ruby / Java / lisp / Javascript my employment prospects would be much more limited. Yes there are a few folks out there that would like the above however I believe they are in the minority.
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comment Does teaching programming make you a better programmer
I love correlations like this!
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comment Does teaching programming make you a better programmer
This is why you benefit by learning from your students who may have more recently picked up new, related knowledge you don't know, or perspectives you hadn't thought of
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comment Does teaching programming make you a better programmer
I mostly agree, however I think a lot of the posts were saying that you learn by the process of teaching, especially when you are asked questions by your students, rather than the preparation of material that you think you know (though there is still value in that).
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comment Does teaching programming make you a better programmer
-1 Totally disagree. As you can see you are really in the minority here. Your opinion is important but I think you might learn something from the majority of teachers answers here. Sorry, couldn't resist the last pun, I was just reading a post about recursion.
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comment Where do you go to read good examples of source code?
Paul, that is not going to help the OP is it? Obviously they don't have good code already written in the past. sheesh.
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comment Employee vs Contractor mentality and career
You can 'take a year off'?! Nice. I think if rent or even food was at stake your opinion might start to change quickly. Yeah working often sucks. That why they pay you. We'd all like to be doing more fun stuff than most of our regular jobs, even if we like them :)