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Dec
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comment Emotional detachment from bad code
-1: Typically lacking in any sort of real-world experience. Bad code is generated at a much faster rate than good code, most programmers don't care, and most managers will only support even a partial refactor when all other avenues of mitigation have been exhausted. That combination of factors explains the entire industry. You can only do your best to swim against the current.
Dec
12
comment How to do simple natural language categorization
PhD level knowledge doesn't include how to do this. It's an extraordinarily complicated question...Imagine the amount of work that would go into categorizing a simple list of things that can be bought. Now, imagine a category list of places that sell. Now build all the natural language causal links between the two. Now add another person.
Dec
10
comment COBOL & Mainframe & Business
@paulkayuk: Well, some do retire. I've noticed that a lot of them stay on the job forever though, and just kick off in the traces, as it were. I've dealt with an unfortunately large number of ~70 year olds..."New" is not in their vocabulary, and if you go to them with a problem, they'll make you sit through a long rant about the state of the industry (doesn't matter what industry) before they give you some cryptic advice that will make perfect sense once you solve the problem yourself.
Dec
10
answered COBOL & Mainframe & Business
Dec
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answered Backbone.js app pulling large data sets with fetch()
Dec
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comment Will loop constructs become obsolete?
@KChaloux: Scheme is that way as well. I still have to fight the desire to do things recursively.
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Nov
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answered Are expensive operations for a user bad for other users?
Nov
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comment How can a potential customer find “best” offer in agile software development?
@jk How could they preclude Agile? Agile is not antithetical to planning, and design documents. Write up your milestones, use those as your sprint goals, and touch base with the customer after each one to see if things are progressing in the right direction. It's entirely possible that they won't want to change anything, and that's their privilege.
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answered How can a potential customer find “best” offer in agile software development?
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answered Is sending data to a server via a script tag an outdated paradigm?
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answered How to handle editing a large file for a non-technical user
Nov
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answered Naming a release
Oct
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answered Is it okay to just add a page or two PHP page to add some functionality to a Drupal site?
Oct
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answered How to sell Agile development to (waterfall) clients
Oct
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answered Best Practice - Loop Exit Via Iterator Modification
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comment Developer failing developer interviews
@JoelEtherton I hate hate hate those damn questions with a passion. But they're not that difficult to study for. It's almost always trivial stuff, and if you come up with a couple of quirky implementations beforehand, you can often slap something up on the board that'll make their jaw hit the floor. It's an opportunity