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This has been troubling me for some time, and I'd really appreciate the input of other professionals. Short background: I started programming when my parents bought me my first computer in 1988 (at a …
asked Oct 8 '13 by Zilk
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A little background first. I'm a project manager at medium-sized company. I started as a CS major and had a little exposure to programming, but after a few months I knew it's not my path, so I switche …
asked Jul 14 '11 by AgentSmith
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I am thorough with programming and have come across languages including BASIC, FORTRAN, COBOL, LISP, LOGO, Java, C++, C, MATLAB, Mathematica, Python, Ruby, Perl, JavaScript, Assembly and so on. I can' …
asked Jun 15 '11 by Dave
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As a professional Java programmer, I've been trying to understand - why the hate toward Java for modern web applications? I've noticed a trend that out of modern day web startups, a relatively small …
asked Aug 18 '11 by Cliff
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I have just recently started my career as a web developer for a medium sized company. As soon as I started I got the task of expanding an existing application (badly coded, developed by multiple progr …
asked Jun 12 '12 by TiredProgrammer
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We have to admit that programming is much more difficult than creating documentation or even creating Gantt chart and asking progress to programmers. So for us that are naives, knowing that programmin …
asked Feb 9 '11 by Joshua Partogi
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I've often written this sort of function in both formats, and I was wondering if one format is preferred over another, and why. public void SomeFunction(bool someCondition) { if (someCondition) …
asked Nov 11 '10 by Rachel
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No question that the majority of debates over programmer tools distill to either personal choice (by the user) or design emphasis, that is, optimizing design according to particular uses cases (by the …
asked Sep 30 '11 by doug
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I used to code in Python a lot. Now, for work reasons, I code in Java. The projects I do are rather small, and possibly Python would work better, but there are valid non-engineering reasons to use Jav …
asked Apr 26 '17 by Mikhail Ramendik
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Possible Duplicate: Whats the difference between Entry Level/Jr/Sr developers? I'm curious what senior developer means because apparently the definition doesn't mean what I thought it would …
asked Dec 11 '10 by Kev
272
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Should curly braces be on their own line or not? What do you think about it? if (you.hasAnswer()) { you.postAnswer(); } else { you.doSomething(); } or should it be if (you.hasAnswer()) { …
asked Sep 10 '10 by Tamara Wijsman
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I love programming. I've been messing around with code since I was a kid. I never went the professional route, but I have coded several in-house applications for various employers, including a project …
asked Mar 24 '11 by Jim
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Recently, I started my first job as a junior developer and I have a more senior developer in charge of mentoring me in this small company. However, there are several times when he would give me advice …
asked May 23 '11 by learnjourney
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If immutable objects¹ are good, simple and offer benefits in concurrent programming why do programmers keep creating mutable objects²? I have four years of experience in Java programming and as I see …
asked Jun 6 '12 by Vinoth Kumar C M
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I have been learning writing test cases for BDD (Behavior Driven Development) using specflow. If I write comprehensive tests with BDD, is it necessary to write TDD (Test Driven Development) test separ …
asked Feb 15 '12 by arjun

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