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Jul
25
comment Are unit tests really that useful?
This is a great answer and deserves more upvotes, the reason being because you've addressed the questions and you've been honest in your appraisal of slowing the developer down and not promising that every bug will be caught or prevented, which is completely and utterly true.
Jul
23
comment How not to forget new and interesting information
+1 for multiple brain connections, it's very easy to remember something you've have fed into as opposed to extracted out of.
Jul
19
awarded  Scholar
Jul
19
awarded  Editor
Feb
13
comment How does one keep up with all the new tools/languages/framework?
Read, and then 12 months later when you have the chance to experiment you have to read again...
Nov
30
comment How do regular expressions actually work?
I'm not sure about quicker, but my main reason for using regular expressions is due to the elegance of complex matching patterns, you simply won't find a better way to articulate it in a coding environment.
Oct
29
awarded  Yearling
Oct
21
comment When do you drop old technologies from your resume?
You are most productive when producing code in a language you like...
Oct
18
awarded  Commentator
Oct
4
comment Is it unusual for a small company (15 developers) not to use managed source/version control?
Not to mention that there are FREE source control providers, so it's not as if it's an expensive course of action.
Jul
12
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
12
comment What do you feel is the best way to increase colleagues knowledge?
+1 for 'devs have to want to learn', very true.
Jul
12
awarded  Student
Jul
12
asked What do you feel is the best way to increase colleagues knowledge?
Jun
6
comment Solution organisation
Indeed, we've had similar issues here, I think 70 projects is madness personally and would question whether a) they are necessary or if so, then b) whether they need to be in the same solution.
Jun
6
answered Solution organisation
Nov
1
comment What technologies or techniques senior developers of today should *unlearn*
Of course, it's important to construct applications in a reasonable amount of time, but my point is that it shouldn't 'solely' be about speedy development, because you wouldn't want to roll something out that you have to fix every week or spending too much time extending it because it was badly written.
Oct
29
comment What technologies or techniques senior developers of today should *unlearn*
I think that any function/method should be commented briefly, but what I think some people need to unlearn is commenting obvious code, that is annoying as hell. var user = Membership.GetUser("Me"); should not have any comments above it.
Oct
29
comment What technologies or techniques senior developers of today should *unlearn*
I remember seeing this recently and Resharper had greyed out half of them because they weren't even being used ;-)
Oct
29
awarded  Supporter