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Dec
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revised Using SVN poorly - is Mercurial the answer?
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Dec
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answered Using SVN poorly - is Mercurial the answer?
Dec
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comment Using SVN poorly - is Mercurial the answer?
+1, it really is not about the tools. SVN is perfectly capable as is perforce.
Dec
21
comment are there any tools to convert general purpose XML to HTML?
Maybe he's looking for a particular XLST transformation (that is possibly embedded into a tool) to convert XIB into a developer-friendly display? I have no idea what XIB is other than it is a declarative GUI format (like XAML?).
Dec
20
comment Should I keep a technology I haven't used in a long time on my CV?
+1 coming back up to speed on an old tool is often a matter of days and is easily eclipsed/absorbed-into other challenges (like getting familiar with business requirements). There is no need to emphasize that one does not "remember" previously-used technology.
Dec
20
comment Resources on learning to program in machine code?
@SK-logic, yeah, the machine code programming would get insufferable after about 1 hour. You're right, a better and more productive idea is to get down to the CPU implementation. There are also virtual versions of the 6502 (visual6502.org) as well as folks who have or aspire to construct CPU's using modern discrete logic (bradrodriguez.com/papers/piscedu2.htm)
Dec
19
comment Is there value in having technical authors in a software team?
You must be thinking of very small applications. "Half a day" for screenshots and guides is wildly optimistic. Some projects have documentation needs can be counted in man-years and this is not counting the training sessions that need to be developed for end-users. There's a lot more to it than screenshots!
Dec
16
answered How can I convince my managers to enforce documentation standards?
Dec
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comment How can I convince my managers to enforce documentation standards?
+1 on making use of doxygen. A tool like that and some genuine cooperation with an original developer will do much more good than a bunch of comments added after the fact.
Dec
16
comment Do computer glasses work?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen, that is true. I use a different prescription when I sit at the computer. They're like reading glasses except optimized for a slightly longer distance. It was an excellent decision.
Dec
14
comment Resumes: Open-Source Projects, Reinventing the Wheel?
I don't think one needs "a good reason" to write some open source software. Many people crave experimenting with particular projects and technologies but are not able to do so at work, so they crank stuff out in their spare time, some chose to do it "in the open" (as open source). The vast majority of open source projects hardly leave the original developer's computer. That's OK. Like a diary, it is an opportunity for reflection and self improvement. Yeah, if someone says "I did it because all other developers are morons", that's probably a bad sign. But most r just folks who are highlyengaged
Dec
14
comment How can I find own replacement when the company wants someone far less experienced?
I think you've been excessively generous by giving them such unlimited advance notice. Would they do that for you? Just give your notice when the time comes and get out of there. If the replacement can't do it, you'll have an opportunity for side work. At that point your rate should be high enough that they'll make a priority for considering better candidates.
Dec
14
revised Is it sensible to teach programming with a language I don't know myself (yet)?
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revised Is it sensible to teach programming with a language I don't know myself (yet)?
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answered Is it sensible to teach programming with a language I don't know myself (yet)?
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comment Is it sensible to teach programming with a language I don't know myself (yet)?
I think you need to think more about your student's requirements and NOT your own. What does this student want to do with programming? What domain? What is the student's ultimate goal?
Dec
13
comment Can anyone explain Developer Twin Syndrome?
@MarceloCantos, There sometimes are clues for what to expect in interviews with particular companies on glassdoor.com but I just think the simplest explanation is the most probable. I'd be most interested in seeing if these three employees eventually became productive or if they were a mistake.
Dec
13
comment Can anyone explain Developer Twin Syndrome?
What exactly happened on Monday morning to make you think they're like a "different person"? It is most likely that they do know the stuff you're testing for (I don't buy the "leaked test" theory). Perhaps they're just coming to terms with your codebase and it makes them look like don't know what they're doing? Did these three devs eventually work out?
Dec
12
comment How can I inspire engineers to positively conduct telephone interviews
+1 on the checklist. Whether or not people follow it exactly, it at least provides some structure and focus to the interviewing process.
Dec
12
answered How can I inspire engineers to positively conduct telephone interviews