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Jan
18
comment My boss has a bad case of “Not Invented Here”
One problem I see with this argument is that the happiness of the developers are at stake. This is never factored in to these business decisions. It seems like it always costs the business in the end by losing experienced devs.
Apr
14
comment Is it just me or is this a baffling tech interview question?
"Would you please explain to me the algorithm you would use to traverse a clown?"
Jan
29
comment As a Junior Software Engineer should I say that something has been done wrong if I feel so?
Just fix it. People write crap code under a time crunch
Jul
8
comment Co-worker renamed all of my queries
@Jim Maybe the OP is the newb?
May
25
comment How to apologize when you have broken the nightly build
Tell them you were just testing to make sure the build process worked properly.
May
10
comment “Do you have any questions for us?” In an interview
There are a lot of things that you simply don't think about until after the fact. Obviously the most prevalent questions are those that concern you the most from your last job.
Mar
4
comment What do you do when you encounter an idiotic interview question?
@Tom But Scanner doesn't actually do any IO does it? It uses other IO elements to do the IO for it. You could use Scanner without using any IO right? (ie. a string)
Oct
19
comment Make a big deal out of == true?
This may be a good or bad argument depending on the level of automated tests that are written
Sep
28
comment Should I accept a job if pair programming is required?
Pair programming should be used on difficult tasks. That's when you're saving money and time. Otherwise it's kind of a waste. I like it though.
Sep
15
comment When would someone be considered a bad programmer?
Poor programmer uses more lines to write something than an experienced programmer. This is a horrible metric
Sep
15
comment When would someone be considered a bad programmer?
*and has been coding in that technology for a while
Sep
13
comment What's your favorite interview question?
MyList.reverse()
Sep
13
comment What's your favorite interview question?
Why is this a good question? Seems pointless to me
Sep
11
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
To be fair... I DO know how to fix their machine 99% of the time
Sep
11
comment What was your worst software development day like?
I've heard of the same thing happening so now I always use transactions when doing this. But now I get caught by forgetting to commit or rollback instead
Sep
9
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
It's a stereotype for a reason...
Sep
9
comment What's the most absurd myth about programming issues?
@Rusty Decaf? .
Feb
19
comment How to handle people who lie on their resume
You probably lie all the time!
Feb
19
comment How to handle people who lie on their resume
Go to JoelOnSoftware.com or something?
Jan
19
comment What are the things Java got right?
Do you have a concise explanation of the bean concept I can read?