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Software Engineering major at RIT interested in a co-op next summer.

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answered Is a single config object a bad idea?
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answered What is a “side effect?”
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comment Asked to put in extra hours
The answer applies broadly to most situations like this. Rapid Development by Steve McConnell says basically the same thing. What happens is that the more time put in, the more thrashing occurs in addition to tired, frustrated developers dropping off in performance. This also accelerates burnout of the development team and a high turnover rate.
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answered Is it still relevant to learn C these days?
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comment Weeding out real agile from buzzword agile in an interview
This is a question I would ask during the "Do you have any questions for me" portion of the interview. I'm asking a question to determine if they're telling the truth when they're saying they are agile. I've already been in a cowboy environment and would like to prevent that from happening. I know that there are organizations that use agile as a buzzword, so I'm trying to filter those out. Also, interviews go both ways, I'm interviewing the company while they're interviewing me.
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comment License for freeware but closed source application
I think the issue with allowing other people to sell it is that it would let people profit from doing no work and possibly take credit for what he has already done.
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comment What kind of users stories should be written in the initial stages of a project?
Confused about the "It doesn't have to be releasable" bit. Could you explain further? As I recall, all user stories requirements have to be completed in order for the story to be considered completed. Holding off on downvote to see if explanation helps.
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comment Are these company terms good for a programmer or should I move?
@Martin I don't have a problem with a non-compete clause, it's when they tell you you can't do anything outside work or that anything you do outside work belongs to them regardless of if it's related to the company's products or you did it on paid time or not that I find the terms unacceptable. Especially since I wouldn't have the funds to be able to fight it enough to generate bad publicity if they attach a gag order to a lawsuit. I haven't had to go through this and don't want to.
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comment Weeding out real agile from buzzword agile in an interview
@Amir That's the problem. I've only worked at two companies, one before they switched to buzzword agile and one where I was the only one working on the software project. There are many companies, including big name ones which claim to be agile, but I haven't worked at them. That's why I asked this question.
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