Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Mar 2013 10:45 UTC
General Development "Programming is hard. Don't ever feel bad because you aren't as good at 'just googling it' as the person next to you. Don't ever let hackathon snobs talk you out of creating the next Twitter for cats or Yelp for public washrooms. Even the dumbest ideas (like trying to make animated polygons disappear and reappear) will help you improve as a programmer. Learning to program is largely about learning to learn - and the best way to learn is to do." For some reason, I love this short story.
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RE[6]: Programmers
by Tuishimi on Wed 27th Mar 2013 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Programmers"
Tuishimi
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I've seen some bad off-shore code and some very very good off-shore code.

My pet peeve is when there is a good engineer who writes good code, quickly, but then not a single brace lines up or in 5 lines of code each one is indented differently. Try - catch braces and parameter lists are never done the same way twice... etc.

I know that is petty and in some ways unimportant, but it just makes me twitch and I have to clean it up. I guess it comes from the days of programming in the likes of Fortran or COBOL or what-have-you. I really like neat code. It would be cool to attach a pretty printer to the check-in process... I don't like everything a pretty printer does (I know they are customizable) but it would be better than some of the code I see.

Edited 2013-03-27 19:29 UTC

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