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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
comment Most hated C++ feature
Reading through these answers, it seems like what most people hate about C++ is that it's based on C.
Dec
12
answered What's wrong with Erlang?
Dec
12
answered What list of database features/elements are necessary for a programmer to understand?
Dec
12
comment How to measure his own skill in a programming language?
The person who wrote this "matrix" is mostly trying to brag about himself and declare that everyone else should be just like him.
Dec
12
awarded  Commentator
Dec
10
answered Which management book would you recommend to read for a fresh Team Leader?
Dec
7
comment Is it getting harder to hire VB.NET developers?
Do you believe this is different from finding skilled developers in any other language?
Dec
7
comment What is the one bit of computer science theory I should know?
Theoretical Computer Science stackexchange confirms what everyone else here mentions: complexity, data structures and algorithms. cstheory.stackexchange.com/tags
Dec
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
6
comment How would you introduce an agile methodology like scrum?
"I'm not very confident about Agile myself." Then why on earth would you want to introduce it?!
Dec
6
answered Which programming language is the best to start learning/teaching about programming
Dec
6
comment How do you react to non-programmers with ideas of 'The Next Big Thing'?
It's not just programming. Screenwriters have to deal with this all the time from non-writers who have a "great idea" for a film script.
Dec
6
answered How do you react to non-programmers with ideas of 'The Next Big Thing'?
Dec
5
awarded  Critic
Dec
3
comment Dealing with co-workers who do not have a consistent coding style?
"Pretty printers" help. Also, does your firm have a style guide?
Dec
2
answered Have you forgotten more than you know, and how much do you make a point of memorizing?
Nov
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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
29
answered High performance computing and interconnects
Nov
26
answered Do you think F# and Python might rule the future market?