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re: What 10x engineer means?
The 10x engineer is actually a product of a healthy develop...
re: What jobs did you hold before you got into software?
Before getting into software? I was 11.
re: I've never become overly convinced that switch statements are that much cleaner than `if else if else if else if else`
I broadly agree with the idea that functions should be smal...
re: I've never become overly convinced that switch statements are that much cleaner than `if else if else if else if else`
In the real situations I encounter the issue is that having...
re: I've never become overly convinced that switch statements are that much cleaner than `if else if else if else if else`
Nah. Exit early. Makes the code cleaner and clearer.
re: I've never become overly convinced that switch statements are that much cleaner than `if else if else if else if else`
The main danger is the need to place a break; inline to pre...
re: What's your worst nightmare as a coder?
"Don't worry about the backup, it's only a minor release".
re: How is the global software dev ecosystem changing with remote work becoming more mainstream?
I've been working from home for the last three years. I hav...
re: Why you should not use (long-lived) feature branches
Usually people comment because they disagree. In this case ...
re: Technical Skills Are Great, but Communication and Curiosity Are Better
Been in the industry all my adult life. Technology is not s...
re: Is Deep Learning a Dead End?
The question is whether such huge computing resources are r...
re: Interviewing at Google? Here’s 6 Things You Absolutely Need To Do
Good to hear they stopped the brain teasers. A few years ag...
re: Interviewing at Google? Here’s 6 Things You Absolutely Need To Do
Reminds me of Wargames: The only way to win is not to play....
re: If this happens, will you be loyal or ethical?
I think this presumes a developer knows the law around priv...
re: Is having a degree in IT still relevant in 2019?
Good to see that a more open minded approach is being taken...
re: Why is the software industry so competitive?
Business is a competitive business, but that does not mean ...
re: Guide to Hiring Developers
To begin; I welcome different views. This subject is diffic...
re: Guide to Hiring Developers
We are talking about projects done on your own time for you...
re: Guide to Hiring Developers
These came from a certain point in time, so I think things ...
re: Is College Worth It?
Hi Christian, I wrote 'Is a Four Year Degree Worth It' a f...
re: IBM is acquiring Red Hat
Don't run. We are your friends.
re: IBM is acquiring Red Hat
Red Hat for me had become less relevant over time as they s...
re: Is a Four Year Degree The Way?
Society will need to review how we do education. The cost o...
re: The Golden Rule for Junior Developers
There is certainly a problem with developers not asking que...
re: BPEL not for People
BPM is perhaps the more general term, but it no more a solu...
re: How long have you been programming?
In 1981 I got my first computer, the ZX81. I typed in compu...
re: Learning to think like a programmer.
"Stop talking about how to be a good man and be one" - Marc...
re: What's your opinion on Coding Bootcamps?
There may be a place for bootcamps, but the idea that you c...
re: Java Developer Litmus Test Part 1
You correctly moved the configuration of each sender into t...
re: Java Developer Litmus Test Part 1
Solution is now available. dev.to/cheetah100/java-develope...
re: Any NoSQL true believers out there?
Controller. Used the standard Java API for GraphQL, but the...
re: Any NoSQL true believers out there?
My applications are more like spreadsheets in that the user...
re: Any NoSQL true believers out there?
The aggregation pipeline in MongoDB and Lookup mean that yo...
re: Java Developer Litmus Test Part 1
Okay, I'm kinda jumping the gun here in terms of revealing ...
re: Focus on outcomes, not hours spent in the office
First question: are you a developer? If so you should have ...
re: What are some blockers for you on contributing to open source projects?
I've had this as well. When you try and contribute to solve...
re: Hi, I'm Richard Yhip
Hi Richard. With regard to BPM I have some advice; run. Hav...
re: Java Developer Litmus Test Part 1
Hi Simon, congratulations on completing the task as written...
re: Java Developer Litmus Test Part 1
I actually wrote this back in 2013, so as you say it is a l...
re: MongoDB has no use case
I don't have time to write an in depth article addressing h...
re: MongoDB has no use case
MongoDB totally rocks. The schemaless approach means I can ...
re: How do you estimate time required for assigned task?
The best way to handle estimations is to follow the Avalanc...
re: Answering Singularity Criticisms
Modern digital computers are about 70 years old. The modern...
re: Website or web app? What is the difference between the two?
A web app is an application. Wikimedia is a web app, in tha...
re: What Defines a "Junior" Developer? 🤷🏻‍♀️
The terms junior, intermediate and senior are primarily rel...
re: Domain Driven Disaster
To address Kasey and Craig's points. I am not claiming that...
re: Who's looking for open source contributors? (July 23 edition)
I am the current maintainer of Gravity Workflow Automation....
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