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I'm a little perturbed that almost every one of their metrics are syntactic.
How about basic architecture like "Uses iteration when recursion is called for" or "Treats value types as if they are reference types." The skill is not in the specific grammar, it's in how it all fits together.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
- Benjamin Disraeli
Chief Envisioning Officer? When I was a kid it was called the 'village drunk'...
But to make him happy I started to work on a - open source - AI related project right now...AI implant - the only way same can get intelligence...
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.
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«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008
Back-end changes at Outlook.com are making the old email client obsolete
How about Outlook Express?
Yes, I know the answer is in the article, but that's the only other Microsoft email client I could think of. I couldn't remember the name of the old DOS-based one. Or was it just "Mail"? Or was that just the back-end?
Or did they explicitly have Windows LiveDead Mail not allow you to use those because of the availability of the other 'better' interface that's now being turned off.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
That is certainly true. A couple days after CP announced the 2016 MVP's, I got a call from a hiring manager. I asked him how he heard about me and he said looks at the CP MVP's. I didn't take the job (it was too far away, and we had just bought a house), but I would have definitely received an offer.
I remember a client once, several years ago, hiring a summer college intern. The intern asked who else was working on the project, to which, when told, the intern responded, "What? THE Marc Clifton???" That was a fun story to hear.
I believe it could aid or hinder getting a job. I try and have only a positive or agnostic reflection of myself online.
If you do well on the interview, then HR and the hiring manager would probably Google search you and see what they can find about you, maybe even preinterview. If you are a strong contributor to the IT community, I believe it would aid you. For example, many CP users post articles, tips, tech blogs, and Q&A helping the community. This is online and there for everyone to see, so it could be an aid. An aid of contribution and an aid on your technical acumen. And yes, I see some users on Stack Overflow and Code Project are cut throat in the Q&A section; so they think it helps.
If you post racial, sexist, or dirty materials online, then you probably won't get the job if they see it, even if you are in the top 10 of points for Stack Overflow or Code Project. If you are getting trolled, trolling, or are argumentative online, then it can hurt you. I only post online to sites where I can delete the entry if it comes out rough or insensitive.