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Nov
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revised how do early stage startups hire ninja programmers
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Nov
9
comment how do early stage startups hire ninja programmers
@Adam: You seem to have missed the word "mostly".
Nov
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answered how do early stage startups hire ninja programmers
Nov
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comment C++ is easy once you know PHP
@Roger: I looked at PHP very briefly about 9 years ago, but I don't do any web development at home, so I never seriously used it. The "I don't care" comment was really about working with VB6.
Nov
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Nov
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comment C++ is easy once you know PHP
@Jerry: That's an interesting bit of history, and the same sort of thing is currently happening in the Haskell community. I suppose this happens with any language that has a community above the level of "I don't care, I just want my program to work."
Nov
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comment C++ is easy once you know PHP
@Roger: I'm not going to try explaining anything in Haskell to the average programmer, especially not monads, which is what I would normally use for managing state.
Nov
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comment C++ is easy once you know PHP
@Roger: Thanks for the answer. I was just curious about the details. I haven't done anything in C++ for years. We use C# at work, at home I use either Lisp or Haskell depending on the task.
Nov
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comment C++ is easy once you know PHP
@Roger: What's in the swap function? Does it need to be a separate function? If so, why?
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answered C++ is easy once you know PHP
Nov
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answered Do you ever read language specs?
Nov
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comment What is the appeal of Systems Hungarian?
My ideal when using static typing is to have the set of compiler types be a superset of the set of domain types. Then the compiler can check everything, no add-ons required.
Nov
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comment What is the appeal of Systems Hungarian?
Even the intended use is less than optimal because it creates a private type system that the compiler doesn't know about, and therefore can't type check.
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comment Hiring at start-ups vs established companies
Point #1 can also apply to large corporations.
Nov
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comment What are the pros and cons of a language using whitespace vs. {}'s to indicate scope?
Also, something that's a pro for some could be a con for others.
Nov
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answered What are use cases and advantages of pointers?
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answered Is the GoF book still the one to read?
Oct
19
answered Should one use pseudocode before actual coding?