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Sep
1
answered Basic features for a basic language? DSL suggestions?
Aug
27
answered Dealing with change requests from clients for an old system that only take 5 minutes to implement
Aug
23
comment Should I remove unreferenced code?
I agree the unused code should be blown away. However, deletions like this should be noted explicitly in release notes.
Jul
19
comment Why don't all companies buy developers the best hardware?
I think it is the manager's responsibility to justify the cost of adequate machines for his/her team. In the past I have found it useful to categorize computers according to roles. Computers used by developers and designers get classed as "for content creation". You just list invariably beefy application requirements for your shop's IDE along with some overhead and make a short list of acceptable machines from HP,Lenovo,etc. If this is not accepted and the team ends up with ridiculously under-performing hardware, the manager should really shoulder the blame for failing justify better machines.
Feb
14
comment Dealing with awful estimates
Sometimes people just make inaccurate estimates-- mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, it doesn't mean they're incompetent or were forced to do it.
Dec
15
answered Metric by which to hold developers accountable
Dec
13
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Dec
13
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Dec
13
comment How can a new programmer impress the software engineer (boss)?
I know Ashton. He went to work for Delta airlines as a flight attendant. Eventually, he decided to impulsively quit his job at Delta in an even more dramatic, bridge-burning way than in furniture manufacturer-- he said "XXXX this!" and deployed the inflatable slide on the airplane to make his exit.