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Sep
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answered What is O in Big O?
Sep
9
comment How do you determine a 'release' date when a team uses Scrum
+1 Velocity is, IMO, the key concept to answering this question. The milestones idea is a good one for if upper management just can't wait until a realistic velocity can be established.
Sep
9
comment How do you determine a 'release' date when a team uses Scrum
I think this comment demonstrates one of the issues with using Scrum if the larger organization doesn't also use Scrum: You then have to create estimates about how many sprints you will need to eat through your current backlog and any items that will be added in the future, or you likely won't mesh with the larger organization's desire for longer-term timelines. It can be done (and, IMO, is often worth doing), but it is a real problem that needs to be resolved.
Sep
7
comment Application / Code reviews for lone programmers?
The "explain your design to a ten year-old" technique is just a variation on "rubber duck debugging". And yes, it works. I get my husband to help - he did tech support before becoming a SAHD so he understands things like servers, networks, etc., but is clueless enough about coding that I really have to break out what I'm doing at a very basic level to explain it to him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging
Sep
6
comment Should development methods squash a developer's individualism?
+1 for pointing out how different design is needed for different purposes. Good points about class design also; asking the instructor is a good idea
Aug
24
comment Should I use try catch in my test methods?
Good example! I try to be very careful about limiting the "test" phase to just the precise test, but I'll remember this trick for when I just can't figure out a way to pull that off (e.g., when testing for a race condition and need 'setup' close to the 'test' to hit the condition).
Aug
4
comment Work in a company as a Soft. Engineer or take a Master?
Do you have any other life ambitions that you want to work on in the next few years? I chose a career because I married near the end of college and wanted an income that could support my family. A friend choose his MS because he loved backpacking, and could do grad research while out in the mountains.
Aug
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Aug
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answered Selenium and non technical team members
Jul
29
answered Are there coding tests to recruit a QA engineer?
Jul
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Jul
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Jul
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Jul
28
answered How to create Job Security?
Jul
20
comment Is outsourcing (offshoring) disloyal?
I disagree with this, as written. If the buying power of $10 in India is equivalent to the buying power of $35 in the US, I have no problem with it (ethically). If $10 is half the buying power, however, and people in India are just more desperate, then I think one could argue an ethical problem between the wage disparity. Even in the USA, the same company will pay developers more in Seattle than in Nebraska, because Seattle developers have a higher cost of living and $35 buys less in Seattle.
Jul
18
comment Company Size and Career development
+1 for breadth of experience while working at small companies. This is why I prefer small companies or small teams, in fact!
Jul
15
answered Why don't testers and programmers like each other?
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Jul
14
comment How do you decide if you should take a project?
+1 for "never work for family". Not unless neither party has too much invested in it and sees it as pure fun, and even then one should be careful.