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Aug
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accepted Is there an analogue to “FizzBuzz” for choosing clients?
Aug
18
comment Is there an analogue to “FizzBuzz” for choosing clients?
Curious: how many times has this "test" yielded a negative result for you?
Aug
17
comment Is there an analogue to “FizzBuzz” for choosing clients?
Feature creep is fine if the client is willing to pay for it. What I want to screen for is the client who wants more features for free.
Aug
17
comment Is there an analogue to “FizzBuzz” for choosing clients?
True, full time jobs can also be difficult, but (a) a freelancer deals with this problem more often and (b) when applying for a full time position, the employer understands you are checking them out, too (i.e., the interview closing "Do you have any questions for us?")
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
17
asked Is there an analogue to “FizzBuzz” for choosing clients?
Aug
15
comment Is SQL important if I know ORM frameworks well?
@Craig I agree there's too much out there to learn, but a programmer really ought to have a basic knowledge of the levels below where he is working.
Aug
14
comment Is SQL important if I know ORM frameworks well?
I agree: if you don't know SQL, you often write dozens of lines of code to do what you could have done with a single SQL query.
Aug
14
comment Is SQL important if I know ORM frameworks well?
+1 No free lunch! What's with all the questions basically asking if ignorance is OK?
Aug
5
comment How to browse an open source project efficiently?
Announcing Git Support for Google Code Project Hosting!
Aug
2
awarded  Mortarboard
Aug
2
answered My Dad is impatient with the pace of my learning to program. What do I do?
Aug
2
comment Does searching documentation and samples look bad?
The cargo cult analogy has helped me understand so many problems with the world.
Aug
2
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
2
comment What to do when your “failing” project is actually “successful”?
Also: jwz's Groupware Bad. (Sorry for all the links, I'm having fun re-reading them now...)
Aug
2
comment What to do when your “failing” project is actually “successful”?
Related: Joel Spolsky's The Duct Tape Programmer and Zawinski's response.
Aug
2
comment What to do when your “failing” project is actually “successful”?
Hey Robert, thanks for adding that link. I was typing on my iPhone and didn't want to context-switch to look it up.
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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answered What to do when your “failing” project is actually “successful”?
Jul
25
revised What is the advantage of little endian format?
updated formatting for clarity