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Dec
23
comment If I immerse myself in Dvorak, will I forget QWERTY?
Ditto. I've switched between US Mac and UK Sun in a previous life and I'll echo the remark of making a few mistakes initially and then getting back into the groovy. I have a friend who routinely switches between a French keyboard and a British one without too much difficulty either.
Dec
23
comment Is the ASF going to continue supporting all their java projects in the future?
Um, you should probably ask Apache this.
Dec
22
comment How to teach programming a person who completed CS studies but for 5 years was working in other profession?
You haven't said why he wants to get back into development to begin with. That's pretty important to know, especially if he seems unmotivated to learn.
Dec
22
comment What is your favorite whiteboard interview problem?
I ask candidates to implement atoi().
Dec
22
comment How did JavaScript become popular?
My comments are getting a bit big, so I spun this out as another answer: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/28947/…
Dec
22
answered How did JavaScript become popular?
Dec
22
comment How did JavaScript become popular?
@Mathnerd314 Current emerging frontiers include multicore and cloud computing. Indeed, this is something that a language like Erlang could capitalize on. (Another example is the rise of Objective-C because of the emergence of smartphones, since Apple is such a big player in that space.)
Dec
22
comment How did JavaScript become popular?
@Mathnerd314 It's not so much the piggybacking as it was the only real language for a new frontier of computing, just as C was for Unix. Anyone who wanted a dynamic front-end was required to use JavaScript.
Dec
21
comment using GNU GPL v2 software as pointers to solution to problem
@David Yes, ask permission of the original author if in doubt. And keep the email!
Dec
21
comment using GNU GPL v2 software as pointers to solution to problem
@Patrick If you release under the GPL, then you'll be within the spirit and letter of the license. Were you looking to release under something else?
Dec
21
answered using GNU GPL v2 software as pointers to solution to problem
Dec
21
comment What is language-agnosticism and why is it called that way?
I think it should really be called language polytheism since the belief is that there is more than one path to getting something done.
Dec
19
answered How can I transition to a job using the Microsoft stack?
Dec
18
answered How to find entry level positions in a new city
Dec
18
answered What are the real benefits of static code analysis?
Dec
18
answered What are useful metrics for source code?
Dec
15
comment What are the most necessary non-language specific things a programmer needs to know?
You should post this on programmers.SE.
Dec
13
comment Peer review for tests just like code reviews
I assume you're also placing your tests under revision control...
Dec
13
comment What is the best C++ interview question?
Agreed. Don't ask about syntax that can be looked-up on Google. Instead, have the candidate write an easy (though not trivial) function, preferably something that you've written in your own code at one point.
Dec
12
answered What's wrong with Erlang?