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  1. Because it allows me to size-up who the candidate...

    Because it allows me to size-up who the candidate is as opposed to what they know. The technical handles what they know but it is not enough to simply know this or that.

    This is why many places...
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    We are just all old codgers. I think it comes...

    We are just all old codgers. I think it comes from the fact that because we've been around tech for quite awhile we aren't seeing anything new or groundbreaking. Its all the same stuff repackaged in...
  3. I also detest 'Google' questions. Ones that could...

    I also detest 'Google' questions. Ones that could be answered with a simple Google search. Is that really who you want to hire? Does it really matter if the person knows X right off the top of their...
  4. Most important aspect IMO: how to work on a team....

    Most important aspect IMO: how to work on a team. No one cares what you know if you are a jerk to work with. Nothing kills a team more than one bad member with a poor attitude. After that it comes...
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    In my opinion the worst language feature and most...

    In my opinion the worst language feature and most oft-abused goes to C#.

    It is var. Its very name can spawn a debate in the friendliest of places. Likely even in this thread.

    Spawn of the...
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    Cars. Aircraft. Sports. All can be a bit...

    Cars. Aircraft. Sports.

    All can be a bit pricey at times.
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    I will look into it. Or maybe I'll just update to...

    I will look into it. Or maybe I'll just update to the latest API and eat the cost of re-factoring for yet another API revision.
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    Side by side error in VS2013

    I decided to bring some of my old libraries back from the dead for a project I'm working on.

    After fixing all the syntactical sugar issues and updating the code to use modern constructs it won't...
  9. I'm confused as well. Why is there an IP address...

    I'm confused as well. Why is there an IP address for the server? The IP address of the server is the IP address of the current machine so IPAddress.Any should be used. I suspect your server is not...
  10. Thread: Unreal 4

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    I don't know anything about the Unreal Linux...

    I don't know anything about the Unreal Linux versions. There is mention on Unreal's site that they support multiple platforms whatever that means.
    I would go ahead and get the Steam version of...
  11. Thread: Unreal 4

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    Unreal 4

    Epic changed their licensing agreements this year and they favor smaller developers and those who want to focus on a game as opposed to an engine.

    Unreal 4 is now $19 / mo with 5% royalties on...
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    Your post appears to be using a library of some...

    Your post appears to be using a library of some sorts. For peripheral devices in Windows you can use raw input. Follow the link below to learn more.

    Raw Input (Windows)

    Once you get a grasp on...
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    I have been using both languages for a long time...

    I have been using both languages for a long time now so trust me when they update C# or .NET I have somewhat the same reaction. At the end of the day they are just tools and they both have parts I...
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    I'm only learning it b/c I will likely encounter...

    I'm only learning it b/c I will likely encounter it at some point in the future either in maintenance or in a code review. :) I have to say the range based for loops are just...um...sexy...and are...
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    That interface looks like old school Windows...

    That interface looks like old school Windows Forms. Intercept the button press, show a message box with the price and do math to get the change. In C# this amounts to a button press event handler, a...
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    While there are a host of open source engines and...

    While there are a host of open source engines and graphics wrappers for Direct3D and OpenGL you will do yourself an injustice if you do not understand why they work. You can't really create a game...
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    Many thanks to Alex

    Thanks Alex for the wonderfully written articles about some of the new features of C++ 11. Yes, my first response to C++ 11 was 'oh great more stuff for me to forget' since I'm old and cynical and...
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    If you plug the quaternion into a matrix library...

    If you plug the quaternion into a matrix library that supports them (OpenGL and Direct3D both have these) then the rest is just plug and chug transformation. A transform is SRT or scale * rotation *...
  19. Thread: dll error

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    If you want your code to run properly on another...

    If you want your code to run properly on another system you must distribute it correctly. There are two options. If your friend is a developer and they have the correct libraries installed then it...
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    Poll: Choice of API or engine should be second fiddle...

    Choice of API or engine should be second fiddle to domain knowledge.
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    Seven Red Lines

    The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch) - YouTube

    I think we all have worked at the company in this video at one time or another. So funny but so true.
  22. I advise using SQL and WCF if you are going to do...

    I advise using SQL and WCF if you are going to do remote database. Use SQL for the database and use WCF to communicate between server and client. WCF makes it all very simple. As far as your approach...
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    For the database you could use MySql or something...

    For the database you could use MySql or something lightweight or store data in xml files on the server. Socket code is fairly simple but you must figure out a common protocol. You likely won't be...
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    Software engineering is work. Hard work at times....

    Software engineering is work. Hard work at times. I'm not 100% gleeful, giddy and dying to get started when I drag myself in on Monday morning but I find a way to motivate myself. If you want to...
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    Since a map is accessed by key I fail to see what...

    Since a map is accessed by key I fail to see what sorting it accomplishes.
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