CokoBWare
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When should I use the XML data type in SQL Server?
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Personally, I've never used the XML field type in SQL Server before, and I've done a lot of database programming since they added this feature. There always seemed to me to be a programmatic and ...

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Recommended .NET / C# coding standards?
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We adopted this in our office. It's written by Lance Hunt, and it's fairly comprehensive: http://weblogs.asp.net/lhunt/pages/CSharp-Coding-Standards-document.aspx

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What is the (craziest, stupidest, silliest) thing a client/boss asked you to do?
3 votes

I was asked to create a tenant blacklist website for landlords handling rental properties.

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Is there ever a reasonable time to have test fixtures test MVC3 controller construction?
2 votes

There are cases when you might want to sanity check the framework's fitness that you're working with, especially in a regulated environment. For example, in medical software development, if you ...

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Project Proposal templates/requirements
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There are many different ways to do this. Here's one I found that I would endorse - it has the freelancer approach, but really this is what you want to be doing: http://tutorialblog.org/writing-a-...

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What is the relevance of resumes in the age of GitHub, Stack Exchange, Coursera, Udacity, blogs, etc.?
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If GitHub and StackExchange are places online where you've achieve some level of notoriety and importance, perhaps highlighting these as professional achievements or hobbies will do more IN your ...

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Why do ads for s/w engineers always say they "offer a fast-paced environment"?
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It probably means in part that the company values business-based decisions driven by customer requirements, over the needs of their engineering staff. Not trollin', just trying to be realistic...

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

Unless you're prepared to own the code and any necessary fixes in the future, don't touch it. You'll overcome the tendency to want to fix something when you break something you didn't write because ...

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How deep should we dive into testing different layers, i.e. Drupal's db_query?
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Based on your additional comments, I personally would not bother mocking any class up to simulate the Drupal API. It sounds as if you've designed Glue to abstract the Drupal API a bit from the ...

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Customer relations in agile development
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Try suggesting that your company negotiate a retainer contract, and then adopt your agile methodology to service the customer needs. You get paid $X for Y number of hours a month from your team. ...

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Is Software Testing Really Needed?
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To answer #3 of your question: Having been a programmer and a software tester, yes, you can be sure you're meeting the requirements of the software during testing. {putting QA hat on} How? You ...

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