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Software Engineer, Quality Assurance Representative, Grad Student in Computer Science


Jan
5
comment How to document and peer review design in scrum?
@gnat Good points. Honestly, I wouldn't mind if you went ahead and closed this one. I wasn't 100% sure what to ask when I posted it, and it's been so long, it would be difficult to phrase it in the right context now.
Jan
5
comment How to document and peer review design in scrum?
@gnat This question pertains to scrum specifically in the context of CMMI, which requires the documentation of processes to pass appraisal. The potential duplicate does not address documentation or CMMI.
Aug
10
comment What are examples of comments that tell you why instead of how or what?
Off the top of my head, I can't think of a way to phrase the question so that a single example or generalized tactic can be the "best" answer. There is a chat portion of p.se: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/21/the-whiteboard, but there would probably be a better forum out there for your question as it is. In all fairness, it looks like your question is receiving a positive response from the community here, so it's probably not worth worrying about. The best piece of advice I can give for finding examples of useful comments would be browsing popular public git repositories.
Aug
9
comment What are examples of comments that tell you why instead of how or what?
There are many questions on whether comments are good or bad, but no one that addresses the specific question of what are good examples of comments that tell you WHY. If everyone provides a valid example, then they are all correct answers. The format of this website is to facilitate a Q&A process where not all answers are created equal.
Aug
6
comment How much time can I spend learning at work?
Here is a link to the programmers.stackexchange chat site: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/21/the-whiteboard
Aug
6
comment How much time can I spend learning at work?
I agree with @gnat. There is a chat portion of the site dedicated to discussion. This is not the forum for discussion- or opinion-based questions.
Jul
5
awarded  Yearling
May
10
comment Is there any way to get faster at solving bugs? I've just had a warning from my boss
@Andy Also, if other employees are fixing X bugs on average per month, but the OP is fixing X / 10, that absolutely is objective and reasonable. Only if every single bug fix was in the exact same context. I understand you may be trying to point out that metrics may be used to measure performance, but that metric alone is neither objective nor reasonable.
Mar
19
awarded  Informed
Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Feb
12
comment Should Junior Programmers be involved as code reviewers in the projects of Senior Programmers?
I agree with @pdr in that code reviews facilitating the shared ownership of the code is a high priority. Only having those who understand the code doing code reviews can create an echo-chamber effect and unintentionally create sub-teams. I don't believe the differences in priorities (finding bugs v. shared ownership) are quantifiable or empirically relevant.
Nov
21
revised Validating User Stories: How much change is too much?
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Nov
21
accepted Validating User Stories: How much change is too much?
Nov
21
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Nov
20
revised Validating User Stories: How much change is too much?
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Nov
20
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Nov
20
revised Validating User Stories: How much change is too much?
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Nov
20
asked Validating User Stories: How much change is too much?
Nov
11
awarded  Fanatic
Nov
1
comment Is there a way to add unique items to an array without doing a ton of comparisons?
I have a question about collisions in the hash table. Isn't it possible that two non-unique values collide at the same hash value after they go through the hash function? I suppose one solution would be to not use a hash function at all and just translate each pre-hash value to an index in the hash table, but I imagine that there is a more reasonable answer.