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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
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GeneralWhy did I do that? Pin
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CDP180222-Apr-12 6:01
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I would say that being able to solve problems on their own demonstrated very well that they indeed do know how to program and their results document the range of their knowledge. If I had a choice between an experienced programmer who never has seen the .Net framework and another one who has memorized the MSDN and all 'best practices', but then is helpless when something outside his beaten path happens, then I sure know which one I will hire.

Frameworks and 'best practices' are nice and well. They can save you much time. They also mean that you have left the thinking to others. You have not invested much thought in the problem. You have not run into problems. You have not analyzed and solved the problem. And you have not gained much experience. From the perspective of bosses and money counters a cheap, well trained code monkey that gets the job done with a bit of luck and some prayers of course is the better deal.
At least artificial intelligence already is superior to natural stupidity



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Generalthe outsourcing curse strikes again!! Pin
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