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May
29
comment What kind of task should I expect In a PHP job interview?
...And if they want to press it really hard, they can ask about the precise semantics of passing by reference (and storing references in arrays), which nobody who is almost never understood by those coding PHP the cowboy wae ;)
May
29
comment WinRT: How usable will it be?
Thanks, Jerry, a nice answer; so (I'm about the DOS thing), it's not only me who blamed himself for stupidity for not being able to grasp concepts that replaced good'old int 21h services ;) Btw what about Linux/POSIX, isn't really easier to get to know (both conceptually and due to sources availability)?
May
29
comment Should we avoid object creation in Java?
from the last link: "my current logic is to follow the Java version as close as possible for the comparison." -- this way one can beat assembly with VB6 :)
May
29
comment WinRT: How usable will it be?
@MasonWheeler Moved a bit of author style back; Lavinski -- Ok, just edited that part back for clarity.
May
29
revised WinRT: How usable will it be?
added 28 characters in body
May
29
comment Whiteboard “testing” during an interview: legitimate way to back up your (whiteboard) code?
Btw (@Kate) listened to your WinRT interview at TabletShow today (just discovered it), great as usual, and special thanks for the template-worship debunking bit (not everyone has same interest in curiously recurring template patterns, as Andrei has, and if we really need something meta, there's (or will be one day) something like what Ch. Simonyi does :).
May
29
comment Whiteboard “testing” during an interview: legitimate way to back up your (whiteboard) code?
@KingOfHypocrites Check my comment to David's answer, the question is really about not sacrificing the structure (and algorithmic properties) of code due the inability to check everything with a hardware "run" (be it compilation for semicolons or tests for logics).
May
29
asked WinRT: How usable will it be?
May
29
comment Does it make sense to write build scripts in C++?
@jk a metascipt (in assembly, of course)
May
18
comment Whiteboard “testing” during an interview: legitimate way to back up your (whiteboard) code?
Thanks for the input, seems, it's right about what I was thinking when asking the question -- one can really stuck in a whiteboard code not knowing if it is (already) correct, and having no means to "actually" check it. A tricky solution -- write a whiteboard test! ;)
May
5
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Oct
21
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Sep
20
comment Is the C programming language still used?
"All of the modern languages I have seen may interact with C". And these two interact with C#: 1).. 2).. . ;))
Aug
7
comment Can anyone recommend a good resource for finding SQL Server training?
sql-ex.ru/?Lang=1 is a very good free training resource (just try it).
Jul
23
comment Should a developer have fast-typing skill?
@Tomalak Geret'kal unless they've got only two fingers ("Ya know son, in the old days one was to be very careful when feeding that Mark-2 punch-card machines..") :)
Jul
21
comment Does single inheritance limit what we can do with generalisation?
So any woman from PrettyWhiteWoman and up in your hierarchy is effectively ..dressless?!
Jul
16
comment Software Engineer VS “Harder” Jobs
Huh, what a story! ("Exhausted? That lazy bum!") ;)
Jul
9
comment So what *did* Alan Kay really mean by the term “object-oriented”?
Ah, thanks then.
Jul
8
comment Learning Java in a couple of days and preparing interview presentation
But.. if he was a C++ expert, grabbing JVM/javac sources and reading into some in-depth mail-list debates would give him a decent chance to pass through almost any junior-level language questions they will be asking (not library ones, of course!). Oh, just found the same suggestion from @Antonio2011a, and @crazy2be even says he did it (and passed the exam, not even an interview), so..
Jul
6
comment So what *did* Alan Kay really mean by the term “object-oriented”?
But what is "message oriented" then? (I can think of async calls (possibly), but don't actually know any language not implementing more-or-less "normal" methods; there's a thing about return values, also, but this can be tricked with sort-of 'ref'/'out' parameters or something like that)