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Comment: Re:Pete and Repeat (Score 2) 278

by spatley (#47658257) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

There is absolutely a way to get all the keywords you want onto a resume for the Perl engine and also be honest to a human reader

You could have a section at the end of the resume labeled "keywords" and then put categories in for you proficiency level: guru keywords, master keywords, apprentice keywords and newbie keywords. or any other such arrangement.

I have spent years as a hiring manager and I would be quite impressed if such completeness and honesty showed on a resume.

Comment: Re:Neatness counts (Score 1) 116

by spatley (#47022371) Attached to: Finding More Than One Worm In the Apple
i will go you one further and say that the more open style of braces would have shown the bug quite clearly
if ((err = SSLHashSHA1.update( &hashCtx, &signedParams)) != 0)
   goto fail;
   goto fail;
   if ((err = &hashCtx, &hashOut)) != 0)
      goto fail;
// if you always put a brace on the line after the evaluation of an if, and tab in, the nesting will be obvious.

Comment: Am I the only one (Score 0, Offtopic) 106

by spatley (#42971143) Attached to: Why My Team Went With DynamoDB Over MongoDB

that is getting sick of this content-free, slashdot echo chamber, clickcrack stuff. Hey Slashdot, why do you need whole nuther site to post original articles? And why do those articles make such a deafening sucking sound?
Problem is that I would be interested in a reasoned look at MongoDB v Dynamo but my experience with is not to waste my time by reading TFA.

They are called computers simply because computation is the only significant job that has so far been given to them.