Posts Tagged ‘Programming’

  • How developers drive testers nuts–let’s count the ways

    on Feb 17, 11 • by Patti Murphy • with 4 Comments

    10-11-2012 3-28-31 PM

    At daily standup meetings, they eye each other from opposite sides of the room. Sitting on the same side of the cubicle wall is unthinkable. They’re united only by their desire to produce quality software products and their appreciation for coffee and energy drinks. What’s good to one side can be anathema to the other when it comes to code. I’m talking, of course, about testing and development teams. In the interests of generating more comments improving dialogue between two very important functions in a software organization, our marketing director asked me to interview our

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  • I have the software skills; I had a decent interview; why didn’t I get the job?

    on Jul 13, 10 • by Carolyn Denyer • with 1 Comment

    People who do not get hired after an interview second guess themselves; they look for concrete reasons as to why they were not hired for that particular job.  They might justify it by saying the company sucked, the interviewer was an HR douchebag, the hiring manager did not know their stuff.  Of course, they may be correct in passing these judgments, however, chances are there simply was a mismatch between the person interviewing and the company.  When this happens, count your blessings that the people doing the interviewing for the company knew that.  Being brought

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  • Marketing for software development just sucks!

    on Aug 13, 09 • by Eric Hollebone • with 1 Comment

    There I have said it. As a marketer, I am disappointed in my peers in their attempts to get their message in the hands of their audience.  Over the past couple of weeks, I have attended a few webinars from other organizations selling software development tools that were truly atrocious.  So here are a few pointers for my few marketers on webinars: Stop talking down to the audience – treating your prospects as unintelligent blobs is not the way to connect or be heard. These people are senior developers and engineering managers of Fortune 500 companies not kids coming out of school. Yes, there

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  • Lambda expressions in C++

    on Feb 11, 09 • by Denis Sidorov • with 5 Comments

    Have just stumbled across the lamda module in boost (popular C++ general-purpose library known for extensive usage of templates and influence on C++ standard committee). A quote: The primary motivation for the BLL (Boost Lambda Library) is to provide flexible and convenient means to define unnamed function objects for STL algorithms … for_each(a.begin(), a.end(), std::cout &lt;&lt; _1 &lt;&lt; ' '); My first thought was: "Hmm ... a macro?" It appears it is not. The <code>_1 object is a lambda placeholder, and should be read as first parameter of lambda expression (a.k.a. unnamed function). In fact

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