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Should model/view in MVC be concrete or generic?

In the MVC pattern, should model and view be very concrete and tailored to the represented component? Or should they be as generic as possible so that they can easily be reused? Specific case My ...
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Generalized VS Specialized technical solution; what to take into account?

We recently had a discussion in the office because of conflicting views between developers. One side (side S) argued technical solutions -generally- need to be a specific as possible, while the other ...
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How to increase the bus factor and specialize at the same time?

In agile pair programming it is recommended to switch pairs every now and then so as to increase the bus factor of the team. That means, most people in the team should work on different parts of the ...
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Would you keep convincing your management some better practices if he keeps screwing things up

My manager, an enthusiastic programmer, is full of good energy to program. But he has a ... habit were he will be negligent in meetings if he can't understand the issue or argument. As a result, he ...
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Is it better to specialize in a single field I like, or expand into other fields to broaden my horizons? [closed]

This is a dilemma about which I have been thinking for quite a while. I'm a graduate student and my topics of interest are programming language design, code analysis, compilation, etc. So far, this ...
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What proportion of programming is done for embedded systems?

What proportion of programming is done for embedded systems? More generally, please share any interesting statistics on programmers by domain, e.g. real-time/business/UI/gaming/… How you define the ...
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What are some known/common development specialties? [closed]

In an answer that I posted to another question, I noted that there is likely to become more and more specialization in software development: there being experts or specialists for given type of ...