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Nov
18
comment Training old timey fortran programmers to better code design. hints?
Favor composition over inheritance - always.
Nov
18
comment As a student, what techniques used by faculty helped you learn the most?
I would add that professors' jobs are to teach you data structures/algorithms/theory even more than languages, but other than that - yes.
Nov
18
comment As a student, what techniques used by faculty helped you learn the most?
As a professional getting a graduate degree while working, I realized early on that my professors' code (every single one of them) would not have gotten a good response at code reviews at my company.
Nov
11
comment Should I return from a function early or use an if statement?
How does this keep your concerns separated?
Nov
11
comment How do you interview someone with more experience than you?
@Rachel - some of my interviewees had been working in the industry since before I was born. I usually found the best way to calm the nervousness after step one was to skip to step 3 and get the candidate comfortable talking about his or her strengths.