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Comment Re:There is a third option (Score 1) 186

+1

A common issue with code reviews is that the engineer making the change presents the completed implementation and the design *at the same time*. The collaboration early on to ensure a good design or theory of operation really helps cut down on the pain of code reviews.

Then that's not a code review. Anywhere I worked as a developer, we had separate design reviews that took place prior to the code being written.

Comment Re: uh? (Score 2) 160

I found people without degrees or took extreamly specialized classes tend to be good in a small area, then be grossly inadequate in others.

I previously had an incompetent Jr employee under me, who happened to have a doctorate...

Meanwhile, the billionaire founders of Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Facebook and Dell are college drop-outs.

Well, there's certainly sufficient anecdotal evidence there to create data.

Comment Re:I gues you deserve what you get... (Score 1) 328

> I switched to webmail about 10 years ago and have never regretted it. ...not yet. You will, when it's too late.

Too late for what?

Seriously, what are the perils of email that anything could exist that I "wouldn't regret until it's too late."

The major one is you lose all your emails when your webmail provider shuts down.

I have a yahoo account that I use basically as a spam catching address. I access it via a mail client, though, so never have to deal with the web interface.

Comment Regarding VPNs (Score 2) 80

While the BBC pays lip service to restricting VPN access, I don't think they are wanting to implement any bans. They don't lose much (apart from bandwidth) by overseas viewers streaming on BBC iPlayer, and will likely generate extra revenue when the same viewers buy DVDs of programmes they enjoy from their local Amazon.

Comment Re:I don't understand something (Score 4, Interesting) 117

This, plus they are a hardware company and don't trade in data. Data scientists aside, it's also tough as a developer trying to get any useful stats on the apps you sell on the app store. But again, Apple is a hardware company and doesn't really worry too much about that either,

Comment Re:The one true language (Score 2) 429

That's sad. Assembler was a required course for my CS degree. If you wanted to mix in any significant computer engineering you took the optional second course that covered Motorola assembler as well.

Same for me. Motorola 6800 and 6809 assembler for the low level and Pascal for the data structures courses. Once we had a strong grounding in both, they let us loose on C. It was a great combination.

Comment Re:Account should not try to "get knowledgeable" (Score 1) 87

[G]et somebody that really knows this stuff

And if he's totally ignorant, how does he know somebody "really knows this stuff"?

He has his developers participate in the recruitment process. If the person he hires is good, the developers will know and the accountant will know as the new hire will be able to clearly communicate with both during the interview.

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