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May
30
comment Is it ethical to teach teens about software viruses?
I remember reading of a dad in a violent community, who taught his kids how to use rifles. His intention was wise. He bought them rifles and sent them to training centres where responsible people taught the kids how to use the rifles and all the technical details that they needed to know. They were also taught that shooting a person implied 'MURDER'. The kids also had plenty of chances to fire their weapon at the range. It certainly whetted their appetite to use weapons, but at the end of the day, they were responsible people who knew how to use their skill & weapon safely.
May
28
comment Stuff every programmer needs while working
Being allowed to wear casuals to work. Some companies got the "casuals allowed only on Friday" rule. Sure, if you're meeting a client, formals may be necessary. But everyday!?
May
28
comment Stuff every programmer needs while working
@TMN: A martial-artist colleague would be better than a wall to kick.
May
25
comment I no longer want to be a developer
+1 for the slave-ship tag. There are so many many many such IT services companies.
Apr
27
comment How to market yourself as a software developer?
"It's the nature of a working in a youth-focused industry." I wonder how much longer it's gonna be youth focussed.
Apr
22
comment Is it possible/likely to be paid fairly without a college degree?
+1 Many times, people think you're happy with what you have or think they can exploit you, until you ASK.
Apr
19
comment Does work experience gained while waiting to join a company, count?
Appreciate your help, but I hope you realise by looking at the NSR website, that this NSR thingy is an excellent way for NASSCOM to make money for itself without really providing worthwhile jobs to those who register.
Apr
18
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Apr
18
accepted Does work experience gained while waiting to join a company, count?
Apr
18
comment Does work experience gained while waiting to join a company, count?
Your points also hold good, but if he's doing such work without being committed to a project, anyone would assume he was not really doing anything worthwhile.
Apr
18
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Apr
18
asked Does work experience gained while waiting to join a company, count?
Feb
15
comment How to explain my 5 burnt-out years off to a new employer?
+1 for "Your job is to help them jump to the best ones"
Dec
30
comment In which fields does quality of the software product matter as much as the completion time?
If people made sloppy/buggy software and got away with it, it's definitely not a good idea to work in such a company :) The people at Google actually have fun with what they create...you can see it when they put up options on a page like "Make Google do your laundry" :) That's the kind of job I'm hinting at - where you enjoy what you do because it's fun and you know you've given it your best!
Dec
30
comment In which fields does quality of the software product matter as much as the completion time?
@Pierre 303: Bingo! Remember Jason Statham's dialogue in Transporter?...that he quit the special forces coz he didn't like to see his best efforts being put to waste by the same people who ordered him to do it. Would the video-game industry be more appealing to conscientious programmers?
Dec
30
comment In which fields does quality of the software product matter as much as the completion time?
@Pierre 303 & Michael: If it's a myth, then it's definitely not a good place to work at. I'm in a defence company and it used to consist of geniuses from the top universities. Almost every one of these geniuses quit the company in a couple of years. Not only because of the tough regulations of the company, but also because they saw their genius being wasted to a lower bidder.
Dec
30
comment In which fields does quality of the software product matter as much as the completion time?
I agree that a small company is a good option. Problem is that small companies are more likely to go out of business and it's more likely that the key management people could die in a single plane crash :P But seriously, I asked the question because I've worked in a small company and I loved it (The work only. Coz the management did exploit us with the Rich Dad Poor Dad strategy).
Dec
30
comment In which fields does quality of the software product matter as much as the completion time?
Intriguing to know your opinions. From the perspective of individual companies then...would the right approach be to look at the top leadership (if the boss doesn't care, no other manager cares, and neither will the developers. If the boss cares, everyone does) and to choose a company where bidding is not top priority for the business to succeed?
Dec
30
comment In which fields does quality of the software product matter as much as the completion time?
I think you're right on the dot. Like 'Pierre 303' mentioned, it's when the company has to bid, that the bidding becomes more important to the management than the software. So Google is a happier place to work for, because they don't have to bid to sell their software. They push the technology through every known limit and that's what programmers like me love doing!
Dec
29
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