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Frank Shearar
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What's the phone number equivalent of example.org?

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Why do programmers write closed source applications and then make them free?

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I don't know C. And why should I learn it?

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What's a nice explanation for pointers?

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Why are side-effects considered evil in functional programming?

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How do you cope with ugly code that you wrote?

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Method vs Function vs Procedure

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A programmer should concentrate on at least how many languages?

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Refactoring: Isn't it just a fancy word for clean up your code?

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What does 'opinionated software' really mean?

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What to do when the programming activity becomes a problem?

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Haskell AND Lisp vs. Haskell OR Lisp

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How do you overcome your own coding biases when handed legacy code?

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What's wrong with circular references?

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FP and OO orthogonal?

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IDEs for dynamic languages - how far can you get?

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Functional Programming - Does Knowing It Help Job Prospects?

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Does Clojure have continuations/coroutines/etc?

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Which programming languages don't use operator precedence besides Lisp-like languages?

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Why and when should I make a class 'static'? What is the purpose of 'static' keyword on classes?

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As a code monkey, how to discuss programming with a guy who almost has a doctorate in computer science

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Pros and cons of working remotely / from home

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is OOP the dominant programming model in real world?

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Do you really have to do BDD/TDD in a test first manner?

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Can cloud computing replace enterprise architecture?

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When to start writing Exception Handling, Logging

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What is meant by "Now you have two problems"?

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Is objected oriented programming paradigm outdated since it is anti-modular and anti-parallel?

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Is it ethical to teach teens about software viruses?

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What is the most inspiring speech from a developer you ever watched?

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