Arnt Gulbrandsen
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2013-07-22

NN has endorsed me for a skill

I acked a linkedin invitation tonight, and noticed that the x has endorsed for y notifications have piled up a bit. Must decide what to do about those.

Two things strike me about the pile.

One is that my most-endorsed skill is for C++, a big and complex language where there is much I don't know. Ask me about .->, and I'll frankly admit ignorance. If my code is good, I would rather say it's because of taste and restraint than because I exploited the language's particular features.

The other is that I think my endorsers know less.

In related news, I recently saw a fabulous example of operator whitespace in real life. It was in java and leveraged annotations and reflection.

I wonder what Bjarne Stroustrup says if I endorse him for Java.