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Friday, 28th September 2012

Is it bad practice to have a variable that has the same name as a function?

Yes, it’s definitely not a good idea. In Python functions and variables share the same namespace, so if you create a variable with the same name as a function you won’t be able to call that function.

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How do you convince your employer to pay your way to a conference and justify the cost without being able to show something tangible in return?

There are a few ways to approach this.

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How difficult is to to learn a language framework, like node.js?

The answer varies enormously depending on the language and the framework. Some frameworks are very easy to pick up, others are harder.

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