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Apr
17
comment Project Manager that wants to lock in time estimate with a signed contract
Why hasn't this inciteful comment been upvoted more? Milk shot out of my nose when I read it!
Apr
17
comment What languages are more suited for long term projects?
Yup, stick with the classics. C would be my number one choice, although for some applications you might consider Fortran. Stay away from 3rd party libraries. I doubt even .NET will last 20 years.
Apr
17
comment The Agile process: how and what should be documented?
Sounds like you are referring to documentation after the fact (please forgive me if I am wrong). Whatever happened to documentation before the fact? O tempora, o mores :-(
Apr
17
comment The Agile process: how and what should be documented?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_a_sucker_born_every_minute Seriously - did you not foresee en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_factor? Well, a lesson learned he hard way tends to get learned well. Hopefully, for you, there won't be a next time (but you will still be in business)
Apr
17
revised Is it reasonable to insist on reproducing every defect before diagnosing and fixing it?
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Apr
17
comment Is there a viable alternative to the agile development methodology?
Waterfall: we know what is happening. Agile: we'll fumble our way in the dark & hope to figure something out as we go along.
Apr
17
answered Is it reasonable to insist on reproducing every defect before diagnosing and fixing it?
Apr
16
comment Is it normal for a company to have programmers on such a rigid schedule?
Did you know about the hours expected of you when you took the job?
Apr
16
comment Do you own your tools?
If the company won't provide you the tools, then you can't do the job. What are they going to do? Fire you? On what grounds? I'd love to be a fly on the wall at the unfair dismissal trial :-)
Apr
16
comment Handling source code table alignment
Sorry, I think that I missed an update to the question
Apr
16
answered Handling source code table alignment
Apr
16
comment Handling source code table alignment
I am wracking my brains, but as you have said that don't want to guess suitable column positions in case they are too large or too small, it is difficult to come up with an idea...
Apr
16
answered Handling source code table alignment
Apr
14
comment How to have an improved relationship with recruiters?
I just tell them politely that I only link to people with whom I have worked and never to recruiters. I have never had one put up the slightest protest. They all accept that & move on.
Apr
14
comment Tips and recomendations for a phone interview
You can't get junior developers in your country??!!
Apr
14
comment Is code ownership a code smell?
Sounds more like "code-tending", or "code-sitting (a la baby-sitting)". I agree with everything in your answer.
Apr
13
comment My boss decided to add a “person to blame” field to every bug report. How can I convince him that it's a bad idea?
If code reviews are being performed, then the code after the review belongs jointly to the review team. If it has bugs then they are all equally responsible.
Mar
27
comment Is the target of 3 dependencies per class always achievable?
A code smell is a rule of thumb; something that you generally want to look into. It is not something that is automatically and always evil and must be reworked. And three is not a magic number. Just use common sense. Sometimes this can be justified, sometimes not (everyone’s mileage varies).
Mar
27
comment Selecting between multiple actions in PHP
Hardly worth the downvote though, was it? I just expected a lot of if vs switch discussion & thought I'd throw in a rarely considered alternative. It's certainyl valid & maybe OP, even he doesn't use it now, will have learned something that he can use elsewhere in future.
Mar
27
answered Selecting between multiple actions in PHP