Reversing the String, Belaboring the Point

by Jane Bailey in CodeSOD on 2015-05-27

Laser module

The position had sat open for months now; the department was straining under the load of too many projects and too few developers, but the pool of candidates was rapidly shrinking. So when Cindy found a resume that looked halfway decent, she immediately recommended tossing them a programming test and scheduling an interview.

73 Comments - Last Comment @ 08:15

A Winning Strategy

by Remy Porter in CodeSOD on 2015-05-25

“Hey,” Roberto said while pairing with an offshore programmer, “this problem would be easier to solve with the Factory pattern.”

“What’s that?”

27 Comments - Last Comment @ 07:31

Tell QA They Missed One

by Mark Bowytz in Error'd on 2015-05-22

"You know, I've always wanted some sideways text that says 'not for sale'," writes Julie, "Too bad I'll never know."

53 Comments - Last Comment @ 2015-05-27

Sea of SQL

by Ellis Morning in CodeSOD on 2015-05-21

Andy writes: “Operations reported that a query was taking a long time.  Even the 'developers' of this query didn't know why it was taking a long time.”

I tell ya, folks… some submissions, you just set down and back away slowly… then hunt up a magnifying glass and a bottle of aspirin.

93 Comments - Last Comment @ 2015-05-27

Recruiting Desperation

by Remy Porter in CodeSOD on 2015-05-19

When hiring programmers, recruiters will often try to be “clever”. Sometimes, this results in a memorable trick, like EA Canada’s job posting billboard.

EA Canada billboard which reads: char msg = {78,111,119,32,72,105,114,105,110,103,0};

74 Comments - Last Comment @ 2015-05-26
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