World-writable memory on Samsung Android phones
Posted Dec 24, 2012 21:27 UTC (Mon) by paulj
In reply to: World-writable memory on Samsung Android phones
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Let me repeat once more: before you can deploy any program (including JVM-based) program you must know what resources said program will need. No excuses. Release managers will just refuse to accept your code if you can not answer this question.
And you think stamping "No Hire" on the curricula vitae of interviewees who can discuss and show a good understanding of how Java code memory allocation maps to JVM/system level allocation will get you that? Really? :)
Sure, question was not 100% correctly defined, sure it needed emends to be unambiguous - but ball was in Nix's court. … In my experience the ability to refine requirements of the task is half of what I do when I write programs.
I agree 100% with the latter statement. Refining requirements is critical, it takes time and usually at least several communication roundtrips, if not many more, in working out all the hidden assumptions that each side has. I would be sceptical that you will get such people if you stamp "No Hire" on the CVs of people who start exploring technical issues that arise out of ambiguities in questions, and instead hire those who don't, be that out of ignorance or timidity. But hey, YMMV - whatever works for you. I'm sure at least some of your competitors will be glad to hire at least some of the "No Hires" who you find to be questioning ;).
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