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Application Developer, Django/Python, Ruby/Rails, Common Lisp, Scheme, Java


Jun
26
comment Has test driven development (TDD) actually benefited a real world project?
would be nice if some more papers were listed from the ACM Digital Library or the keywords to use for the search engine there were added. we need more rigour in our answers when talking about agile and TDD
Jun
26
comment I hate one of our coding standards and it drives me insane, how to process it?
That's because he was commenting on the fact that you're going into a project, you respect the project's style guide and submit proposals to change it...otherwise stick to their style!
Jun
25
comment What should junior developer expect from their senior team lead
addressing your first point, I think that's a gap with the senior devs. How can a junior dev understand the full implications of their push for new tech if the senior dev doesn't lay it out for them? there's also a fine balance that needs to be struck between sticking to reliable tech and letting junior devs learn new things (to be sure there's a lot of learning that can happen within the sphere of reliable tech)
Jun
25
comment Building a satisfying community at work
If you go with a wiki you have to make sure people are actually reading it and paying attention. THere's nothing like the feeling of editing multiple pages only to have them ignored ;p
Jun
25
comment How do I deal with a slow and undedicated colleague in the team?
@Job there's an assumption that seniority means better coder which isn't always the case.
Jun
25
comment a better approach for reviewing performance of developers?
That sounds really nice, steady progress and milestones rather than fix the problem as soon as there's lots of warning flags piled up
Jun
24
awarded  Good Question
Jun
23
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
22
comment What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
@thursdaysgeek there are some tools that actually include references in code to outside business requirements, I think IBM Rational had something like that. would be at least nice if links to existing docs were added ;)
Jun
21
comment What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
I like this answer, the other ones focused more on the "why" instead of the "how"
Jun
21
accepted What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
Jun
20
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
20
comment What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
re #1, I don't think that's ever the case, but #4 is definitely true
Jun
20
comment What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
it isn't a rant, it's a legit question. I'm asking what the drawbacks are and how to overcome them. I'm not suggesting docs should be written but asking why they aren't. @JimmyHoffa Yes I do, I had a former coworker thank me just a few weeks ago. If the docs are good enough I rarely look at the code, imagine doing that for something like Apache!
Jun
20
asked What's with the aversion to documentation in the industry?
Jun
6
comment Why do people fork repositories on GitHub?
When you aren't using Github, you're going the old-school route and creating a local cloned copy of the project so you can modify it. Forking on github gives you access to pull requests which are preferred by many projects. If you're on another project, you'll end up creating patches and sending those in to be reviewed.
May
27
comment Should I allow my client to self host?
^^^ this exactly. It's hard to show off a portfolio when half the links are dead or the page is restyled later on
May
23
awarded  Announcer
May
22
comment End-to-end tests versus unit tests, should tests be decoupled?
What I'm worried about is that we'll be coding towards acceptance tests which leads to large classes or methods instead of smaller units.
May
22
awarded  Yearling