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Comment: Re:Managers (Score 4, Insightful) 464

Yeah, and understand that when the PM says "well, if we all work 24x7 we'll be ontime" then PM is an idiot and should be told that.

Right idea, wrong tactic.

Instead of going head to head, it's a great place to be passive aggressive and start asking how you will be compensated for the extra hours and how they would like you to handle time off for job interviews.

Comment: Re:A couple of things (Score 4, Interesting) 464

Related to the first one:

Learn that when you disagree with someone it might be because you don't understand yet, you can change reactions you get from people if you say
"I don't understand." instead of "I disagree."

Similarly, instead of "That's stupid." try "That doesn't sound right to me, can you explain?"

Comment: Re:It allows for more mediocre programmers (Score 3, Insightful) 382

by H0p313ss (#49750097) Attached to: How Java Changed Programming Forever

Despite Java being my bread and butter for a decade this is hard to disagree with, I've met lots of professional java "programmers" who don't understand the JVM at all. (And don't even get me started on system administrators for enterprise systems... Seriously you're admin of a linux box and you don't know what top is and you're uncomfortable at the command line? Really?)

Even worse is the student world, just dip into the Java question stream on StackOverflow. 50% of the questions any first-year student C.S. would laugh at.

Comment: Re:I don't know why people still say Java is slow. (Score 4, Informative) 382

by H0p313ss (#49750053) Attached to: How Java Changed Programming Forever

And then, they try to fire up Microsoft Visual Studio, and they wait even more, and they realize that their perception bubble isn't reality.

Indeed, I've been using Eclipse as a daily driver for a decade. Current startup time for a new workspace is on the order of 10 seconds, VisualStudio is almost identical.

Take an astronaut to launch.