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Feb
22
revised How to lead a development project without technical expertise
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Feb
22
comment Why don't software libraries solve all our problems?
" Why can't we write software as merely a composition of high-quality software modules?" Do you use Python? That's actually a complaint about Python programming. 99% of Python is just reassembly of libraries. Your question isn't really as general as you think. You might want to specify the specific language(s) around which you have this question.
Feb
22
comment How to lead a development project without technical expertise
@ChristianP: While there are some less-than-stellar open source projects, it's easy to find large ones that are quite good. And finding any open source project as an example is better than no example at all.
Feb
22
revised What is Pseudocode?
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Feb
22
comment What is the best technology for a TRULY portable REST client
Lots and lots of languages are identical in all platforms. How hard is it to pick a multi platform language? Can you explain what language you're using now for the client and why it's not already multi-platform?
Feb
22
answered How to lead a development project without technical expertise
Feb
22
comment What is Pseudocode?
Please provide specific quotes and questions from the Wikipedia article. All of your questions are answered there. If you can't understand the words or phrases, please quote a specific word or phrase in your question so we can explain it. It's difficult to know what you found confusing in that article. Rather than repeat that article here, it would help if you could reference the specific things that confused you.
Feb
22
comment What is a good non-technical example of a cumulative error?
I think the schism happened before the calendar change and the calendar change was relatively peaceable. But, that's a really good point -- the calendar difference may be just an historical artifact of some actual holy war. Good point.
Feb
21
revised Networkx / Python : Is using a class for a node better practice than defining multiple attributes?
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Feb
21
answered Networkx / Python : Is using a class for a node better practice than defining multiple attributes?
Feb
21
revised How can I sell my boss on Python+Django instead of PHP+a different framework?
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Feb
21
answered Problem and Requirements Definition
Feb
21
comment What is a good non-technical example of a cumulative error?
"imagine an error exists" is one thing. Calling the Julian calendar "in error" is a different thing.
Feb
21
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Feb
21
comment Problem and Requirements Definition
Do you know what a user story is? Why aren't you capturing user stories? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_story. They seem to be a more productive use of everyone's time.
Feb
21
revised Sprint planning and accommodating slack
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Feb
21
comment Is musical notation Turing-Complete?
You don't rewind the program. You rewind the tape. The point is that the Turing tape has all positions accessible. It's "Random Access Memory" simplified to a linear time with forward and back motions.
Feb
21
answered Is musical notation Turing-Complete?
Feb
21
comment How much experience on average should a Sr. developer have to be competent with a framework or library?
Do you know what the question meant by "competency"?
Feb
20
comment How much experience on average should a Sr. developer have to be competent with a framework or library?
Malcom Gladwell's book is quite clear on the nature of experience. The excerpt is some kind of sample text. The book is quite thorough. Quite clear. And the "10,000 hour rule" seemed pretty self-evident, to me.