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2189 What technical details should a programmer of a web application consider before making the site public? 2008-09-16T13:47:53.650

1050 I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program 2010-05-12T23:48:28.203

942 Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed? 2011-02-19T00:03:26.663

876 What is the single most effective thing you did to improve your programming skills? 2008-09-16T20:07:25.143

780 Where did the notion of "one return only" come from? 2011-11-09T07:10:59.047

632 My boss decided to add a "person to blame" field to every bug report. How can I convince him that it's a bad idea? 2012-06-28T19:34:05.587

514 Is the use of "utf8=✓" preferable to "utf8=true"? 2012-10-13T11:57:01.900

501 What is the Mars Curiosity Rover's software built in? 2012-08-06T04:04:48.947

471 I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code -- what now? 2012-07-03T20:30:41.303

454 Pros and Cons of Facebook's React vs. Web Components (Polymer) 2014-01-25T00:47:13.170

434 Should UTF-16 be considered harmful? 2009-06-26T16:04:18.850

433 I'm a manager. How can I improve work relationships and communication with programmers? 2011-07-14T14:13:18.677

431 How to respond when you are asked for an estimate? 2010-09-03T06:41:26.837

430 How do I create my own programming language and a compiler for it 2011-06-15T19:40:24.240

418 Overcoming slow problem solving due to increased knowledge of what might go wrong 2013-10-08T01:08:00.533

417 Why is 80 characters the 'standard' limit for code width? 2012-05-15T10:43:56.790

411 So Singletons are bad, then what? 2011-01-27T00:00:19.953

397 Why do game developers prefer Windows? 2011-03-21T22:38:04.947

392 I don't program in my spare time. Does that make me a bad developer? 2011-02-16T23:24:12.270

389 My customer wants me to record a video of how I develop his software product 2011-09-25T02:25:26.497

386 Why isn't Java used for modern web application development? 2011-08-18T14:36:35.063

378 Should I intentionally break the build when a bug is found in production? 2012-01-20T11:11:10.530

372 I'm doing 90% maintenance and 10% development, is this normal? 2012-06-12T06:19:17.533

367 Why can't the IT industry deliver large, faultless projects quickly as in other industries? 2012-07-29T13:27:30.490

330 Is 4-5 years the “Midlife Crisis” for a programming career? 2009-11-06T07:26:18.587

327 Why do business analysts and project managers get higher salaries than programmers? 2011-02-09T09:15:44.290

314 What is negative code? 2010-09-27T02:14:08.257

301 How Can I Know Whether I Am a Good Programmer? 2008-09-09T17:16:31.243

301 How should I behave as a developer in a project that's headed for failure? 2013-05-10T13:47:56.510

291 What software programming languages were used by the Soviet Union's space program? 2012-04-23T17:37:43.767

288 Why don't all companies buy developers the best hardware? 2011-07-18T19:33:24.553

283 I'm a Subversion geek, why should I consider or not consider Mercurial or Git or any other DVCS? 2011-01-09T13:51:19.637

268 Why are shortcuts like x += y considered good practice? 2012-02-09T05:31:18.017

267 How do you tell if advice from a senior developer is bad? 2011-05-23T16:54:11.997

265 How accurate is "Business logic should be in a service, not in a model"? 2013-11-09T21:54:23.190

262 What does SVN do better than Git? 2011-09-30T11:04:18.307

257 Perks for new programmers 2008-09-18T20:24:23.743

257 How can I deal with the cargo-cult programming attitude? 2011-11-30T09:32:56.727

257 Should you write your back-end as an API? 2015-06-25T10:12:00.827

252 Does using == in JavaScript ever make sense? 2015-01-05T22:29:23.013

250 Why does everyone use Git in a centralized manner? 2016-04-09T15:40:04.387

249 If immutable objects are good, why do people keep creating mutable objects? 2012-06-06T07:44:26.700

247 Leaving intentional bugs in code for testers to find 2015-01-28T10:56:26.480

245 What should every programmer know? 2008-09-25T11:50:18.560

245 Why have private fields, isn't protected enough? 2016-03-11T09:17:59.490

238 Torvalds' quote about good programmer 2012-08-31T17:06:36.273

237 Will high reputation in Stack Overflow help to get a good job? 2010-11-21T17:43:48.903

236 How do you know you're writing good code? 2011-03-24T21:10:35.807

235 Why do ads for s/w engineers always say they "offer a fast-paced environment"? 2011-03-17T20:18:12.047

230 How are globals any different from a database? 2016-05-24T19:42:13.960

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