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Feb
17
comment What is your favorite whiteboard interview problem?
usually sensitive details are about data, not project design. I don't want to know XYZ inc. patented solutions or how they store data of the clients, just the overall design of his project. He could change all the names if he really understood his code.
Jan
27
comment What can I use instead of Interfaces in Ruby (or any other dynamic language)?
yes but this is not preventing code to access method it shouldn't
Jan
26
comment Is there any hard data on the (dis-)advantages of working from home?
no specific metric but at the following day standup it's evident the productivity. Also working from home they need to keep skype open all the time and they have quite a definite task to accomplish while at home.
Jan
26
comment Asked to put in extra hours
I they are serious about "meeting a deadline" then they can offer some kind of compensation afterwards. Asking for a 6 weeks period is just a sign of desperation...
Dec
20
comment What is your favorite whiteboard interview problem?
I call them baloongrams. ;) Just draw cicles, put names and connect them with named arrows. I don't care about his application but about the fact he understood it.
Dec
20
comment What is your favorite whiteboard interview problem?
ehi, I'm not even qualified to judge the answers... I think that for the second one you need 12 black candles and a goat...
Dec
9
comment Best books on the theory and practice of software architecture?
Yes sure, the content is a very very good one.
Dec
9
comment How often should a manager meet with his subordinate who is a team leader?
that's why we try to do at fixed time (standup meetings). Still part of my job as TL is to shield the rest of the team from interruptions, taking them on myself.
Dec
8
comment How often should a manager meet with his subordinate who is a team leader?
I agree with your list, and I think that ideally PM and TL should communicate several times a day to keep everybody happy.
Dec
8
comment How often should a manager meet with his subordinate who is a team leader?
I'm speaking about meetings with other teams, basically in every organization there are things you can change and things you cannot. If it's needed that me or the TL attend the meeting for PR with other team I'd say it's a useful use of our time. Anyway I feel this is going far from the original question.
Dec
8
comment How often should a manager meet with his subordinate who is a team leader?
If TL doesn't need to discuss (voice, skype, email) with PM more than once a week, I'm wondering what kind of job the PM is doing all the time. How is it possible that they don't need to exchange information?
Dec
8
comment How often should a manager meet with his subordinate who is a team leader?
No... where you got that? Technical meetings -> I go Political meetings -> he goes Technical-Political meetings -> we go together The point of the book is not being efficient anyway, it's about being effective. Actually I think that would be more efficient skip 90% of the meetings, but that would irritate other teams and managers and ultimately would cause our failure.
Dec
8
comment Organizing uncommented, dirty code?
"But what will you do if you have to analyze the code to extract the relations?" -> if this is the case it means the project is neither tiny nor broken. Aka I'll start doing refactoring one piece at time. See also the Mikado method. danielbrolund.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/…
Dec
7
comment Best books on the theory and practice of software architecture?
I found that book very heavy to read and to understand. I suspect most of the people just pretend they read it and copy-paste the examples. So I won't suggest it as first book for a future architect. For sure it's important for a historical point of view of current sw architecture.
Dec
7
comment Best books on the theory and practice of software architecture?
Obsolete book now. Most of the patterns of the Gang of Four are became so misused that are almost anti-patterns now. Like singleton and abstract factory.
Dec
7
comment Best books on the theory and practice of software architecture?
it was a good book when published, but I think most of the patterns there are not used very much in the industry. Not a bad book but for sure not one of the top 5 in my opinion
Dec
5
comment Organizing uncommented, dirty code?
It goes without saying... I consider TDD a requisite for any good code (aka the new one).