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Mar
2
comment Stuff you should have learned in school but didn't pay attention to at the time
My brother and I both told our mother last year that we wish we had studied more stats. I'm a quant and he's a physician. Oh, and my mother is a stat teacher...
Mar
2
revised Stuff you should have learned in school but didn't pay attention to at the time
clickable link
Mar
2
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
comment What are useful metrics for source code?
@Chris This answer got a lot of up-votes (or "updates" as FarmBoy wants to call it) because many developers believe that software metrics are useless. If you disagree or feel that you have a better response to the question, then post your own answer. Commenting like you've done here isn't productive; you've contributed nothing yourself.
Feb
26
revised Are the only types of data “sources” static and dynamic?
typo
Feb
26
answered Are the only types of data “sources” static and dynamic?
Feb
25
comment Card deck and sparse matrix interview questions
Sparse matrices are common in numerical analysis. The problem is even harder if you need to perform parallel computations on the data structure. There are a lot of PhDs minted on exactly this topic.
Feb
25
comment Recruiting programmers- going beyong the code
You haven't even said what your company does, much less the kind of people who currently work there. You should take an honest look in the mirror before wondering if other people will be a good fit.
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
24
answered What should web programmers know about cryptography?
Feb
22
comment Should one avoid or be careful with C99 features in C code?
I guess a better wording for this question would be: "How widely implemented is C99?"
Feb
19
comment How come there is still so much programming work?
@jd Improvements to cars today isn't about getting them faster, it's about getting them more fuel efficient.
Feb
19
comment How come there is still so much programming work?
@jd Were we in a good state before Facebook? Before Google? There's always something new that can be created. And you are correct that there's a lot of maintenance required for software too, though I see those jobs as a temporary fall-back when more ambitious career goals take a hit.
Feb
19
answered How come there is still so much programming work?
Feb
18
comment What management/development practices do you change when a team of 1-3 developers grows to 10+?
What management practices was the team using before?
Feb
15
comment What should a C programmer know?
Start with Stack Overflow's C questions and see if there's anything you don't know.
Feb
15
comment Is there a supported way to run .NET 4.0 applications natively on a Mac?
Your SO question has been migrated here: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/48256/…
Feb
15
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer