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I seem to remember running into a similar issue but it was a long time ago.
IIRC (and I may well not), the problem was that WCF was auto-serialising behind the scenes so I was serialising as per normal, then it re-serialised my already serialised string, causing a whole load of extra escapes.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
Could it B that you don't C that it's a L of A nice letter?
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
"Facebook is where you tell lies to your friends. Twitter is where you tell the truth to strangers." - chriselst
"I don't drink any more... then again, I don't drink any less." - Mike Mullikins uncle
Though not in need of a job change, I just sent some feelers in the online world. One Recruiter contacted me about an opportunity which was good but said It involves some coding demonstration , which was fine with me. So he wanted to know what I need to do a coding so he can arrange it in his office. I mentioned that would prefer Keyboard (English and not German), mouse and big monitor along with internet connection.
He asked the purpose of Internet, and said need to Google the syntax or whatever. He replied saying googling for syntax or any reference is not acceptable for Engineer/Developers. Also Mentioned that the Company wont accept it as a legit test.
I directly approach the company after figuring out and I got the coding package with requirements and instructions. Interesting part is that I am allowed to do from home and use any resources like books, internet, opensource code etc. Only thing they had mentioned is that If I am using Code/Module from external source , I should cite its source.
The footer in the instruction has this quote "The standard library saves programmers from having to reinvent the wheel" - Bjarne Stroustrup
Too much of good is bad,mix some evil in it
When I was looking for a job and if recruiter started talking to me about programming, I will hang up the phone. They read a script and if your response is not in accordance, you are wrong. This is idiotic. Also, why would I go to recruiter's office for a job else where?
Due to experiences like these, I only apply directly on company website or through their own LinkedIn page. While it does mean I need to register in million places, but it save me the hassle of replying to "What is polymorphism" type question to someone who only knows it from the definition given to him by his boss who in turn took it out of wikipedia.
I am so happy I am not in that boat anymore and probably wont be for long.
I still remember ages ago that I had to explain them that my expertise was "Visual C++: and just because "Visual Basic" has the term "visual" please don't assume it fits me and send me invitations and start changing their search phrase.
Too much of good is bad,mix some evil in it
Q. So do you have experience with programming languages like .Net framework 3.5 and C-hash.net?
Me: What? [hangs up]
.2 (HR of a company; not recruiter)
Q. So you are making X. But maximum we can offer is y (where Y was X/2). Would you be still interested? And you will also need to relocate to this city.
Me: No. [Hangs up]
Not long ago, I took a C++ test on LinkedIn at 2 in the morning for fun, cause I couldn't sleep. Having a 5 year gap since working in C++, in between I only did a test for another job opportunity, I was sure I was gonna fail. Miraculously passed, added it to my profile. The very next day, was contacted by a recruiter asking if I wanted a job for Back-end Software Engineer. "Did you even check out my profile? I have 4 years' working in Android App Development.", "Oh... Well I think we are also looking for an Android position." Times when you want to smash your own head into a wall.
I think they just search for the skills they think relate with the job and send you a pre-prepared message. Suffice it to say, I've learned to passively ignore these messages. And by ignore I mean politely decline their offer.
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