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You are asked to work on a project in a language you don't know. What do you do?   [Edit]

Survey period: 15 Aug 2011 to 22 Aug 2011

Let's assume you're given time to learn the new language before you start, if required.

OptionVotes% 
I dive in and learn the language as I go77268.99
I learn the new language and then dive in24722.07
I do it but try and get out of the project211.88
I actively try and get out of the project before it starts322.86
I quit171.52
Other302.68

View optional text answers (36 answers)


 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Steve Mayfield15-Aug-11 11:18
Steve Mayfield15-Aug-11 11:18 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
PIEBALDconsult15-Aug-11 18:26
professionalPIEBALDconsult15-Aug-11 18:26 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Jun Du16-Aug-11 3:57
Jun Du16-Aug-11 3:57 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 3:55
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 3:55 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Pete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 4:43
subeditorPete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 4:43 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 4:51
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 4:51 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Pete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 5:08
subeditorPete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 5:08 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 5:22
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 5:22 
I reckon that's one of the best in the book. I double up the lemon drizzle just to put it over the top. Glad you are enjoying it. Do you bake bread? Peter Reinhart's next book is a 'free from' type book for people with allergies, etc. so may be of interest to you. Sourdough breads are my REAL passion.
It’s not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it’s because we do not dare that things are difficult. ~Seneca

GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Pete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 5:30
subeditorPete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 5:30 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Pete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 4:45
subeditorPete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 4:45 
GeneralMore like step in to Pin
S Houghtelin15-Aug-11 3:19
professionalS Houghtelin15-Aug-11 3:19 
GeneralRe: More like step in to Pin
Doug Domeny17-Aug-11 16:04
professionalDoug Domeny17-Aug-11 16:04 
GeneralDive in and ... Pin
Nagy Vilmos15-Aug-11 2:39
professionalNagy Vilmos15-Aug-11 2:39 
GeneralBeen there, done that Pin
Gary Wheeler15-Aug-11 1:10
Gary Wheeler15-Aug-11 1:10 
GeneralRe: Been there, done that Pin
esaulsberry15-Aug-11 11:17
esaulsberry15-Aug-11 11:17 
GeneralRe: Been there, done that Pin
Rob Grainger15-Aug-11 22:40
Rob Grainger15-Aug-11 22:40 
GeneralRe: Been there, done that Pin
Gary Wheeler16-Aug-11 0:21
Gary Wheeler16-Aug-11 0:21 
GeneralRe: Been there, done that Pin
esaulsberry16-Aug-11 2:13
esaulsberry16-Aug-11 2:13 
GeneralRe: Been there, done that Pin
RedSonja15-Aug-11 20:00
RedSonja15-Aug-11 20:00 
GeneralRe: Been there, done that Pin
Gary Wheeler16-Aug-11 0:14
Gary Wheeler16-Aug-11 0:14 
GeneralRe: Been there, done that Pin
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 4:01
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 4:01 
GeneralEasy to do... Pin
OriginalGriff14-Aug-11 22:05
mvaOriginalGriff14-Aug-11 22:05 
Generaldiving into vba code Pin
Mico Perez14-Aug-11 21:22
Mico Perez14-Aug-11 21:22 
GeneralRe: diving into vba code Pin
Maciej Los15-Aug-11 8:13
mveMaciej Los15-Aug-11 8:13 
GeneralSurvey joke of the week[SJOTW] - Four Languages Pin
thatraja14-Aug-11 19:46
professionalthatraja14-Aug-11 19:46 

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