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Charles E. Grant
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Why are floating point numbers used often in Science/Engineering?

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Tricky logic puzzles - Are they really useful in assessing programming skills?

51 votes

Why do languages such as C and C++ not have garbage collection, while Java does?

49 votes

Why is software OS specific?

48 votes

How important is it for a programmer to know how to implement a QuickSort/MergeSort algorithm from memory?

48 votes

Should I learn a programming language before I attend college for Computer Engineering?

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Should you write good documentation and clean code to increase the "Bus Factor"?

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How did programmers work back when a computer was very expensive, rare, as big as a room?

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Can commits be considered too small?

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Why do some programmers categorize C, Python, C++ differently? - regarding level

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Is learning C essential for Computer Science?

29 votes

Why were punch cards used for programming

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What is the job title hierarchy amongst software engineers?

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When should I be offloading work to a GPU instead of the CPU?

24 votes

Why is Perl so heavily used in Bioinformatics?

23 votes

Is it good to keep the bugfix comments within the code?

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How to tackle massive Linux/makefile projects effectively?

21 votes

Why do iterators in Python raise an exception?

21 votes

Teaching myself, as a physicist, to become a better programmer

20 votes

What does mathematics have to do with programming?

19 votes

Why should I use MSBuild instead of Visual Studio Solution files?

17 votes

Are long compiles a thing of the past?

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Why do binary files load quicker than alphanumeric text files?

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How to teach a script to detect sarcasm?

15 votes

Is there a reason for initial overconfidence of scientists and engineers working on artificial intelligence in the 1960s?

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Can Software Engineers become certified Professional Engineers (PE)?

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Is there an advantage for a C programmer to have read K&R?

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Is it bad to place "include directive" within main function?

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How to ask a programmer a question without getting "Why" as the answer

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Is it true that "Real programmers can write assembly code in any language."?

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