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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered How to deal with people who don't want to share knowledge?
Dec
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comment TRS-80 Color BASIC as an inspiration for a new programming language
Very curious how you came to know Color BASIC first. Many of us old timers got started with the Color Computer but I think it's been discontinued for longer than you've been alive. Interesting to see someone learning to use the CoCo that didn't grow up during the period it was somewhat common.
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answered Java devs: why not use Groovy?
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comment What does Google or Microsoft get by hosting JS files on their Content Delivery Networks (CDN)?
@Simon, I have absolutely no proof that any of my items are correct. I don't work for either company and haven't seen any public statements from either that would prove me correct. They're just guesses based on what makes sense to me.
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answered What does Google or Microsoft get by hosting JS files on their Content Delivery Networks (CDN)?
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answered Where was “async” all these days?
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comment Programming practice - Is there a site that has a daily “write a method to do X” type challange?
+1. Isn't this how PlentyOfFish got started? Now look at the poor sap... he has to keep up with running one of the busiest websites on the net. Nice problem to have and I bet he ended up learning more about ASP than he ever imagined.
May
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answered I've taken a job where there is no work to do!
May
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comment Should I wait until Mango's release?
At TechEd this week, I noticed on one of the Microsoft employee's machine during a demonstration that the target in Visual Studio was labled "Windows Phone 7.1". Of course that doesn't mean marketing won't decide the version should be 7.5 but it does look like, at least internally, Microsoft is calling Mango Windows Phone 7.1.
May
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comment As a solo developer, how can I use a whiteboard in programming effectively?
+1 for buying used. I bought mine at the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for about a quarter of the price it would have cost new. I did have to spend a few minutes and some elbow grease getting some old writing off the board but for the price, a bit of effort cleaning was worth it.
Apr
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comment Tricky logic puzzles - Are they really useful in assessing programming skills?
Heisenberg wouldn't approve. A person might be able to come up with a good solution to a problem but not be good at communicating the internal process they used. Asking them to do so not only tests their abilities under circumstance in which they will not typically work but also ends up being biased by their ability or inability to explain to another person how their thinking process works. They might not even be aware of how it works themself.
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