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I am a programmer looking to become a better programmer. I am British.

You can't have software without FTW!

Contact me @MellenTheNerd


Oct
11
comment What naming conventions do you use for php classes?
I think that is overkill. Appending class to a file in a directory called classes seems too redundant
Oct
11
awarded  Critic
Oct
11
comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
Some people when confronted with a problem don't think, they just post on StackOverflow
Oct
10
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
7
comment Languages to complement C++
English is a good language for it;) "Oh! C++ is so dashing!"
Oct
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
6
answered How to ditch the cubicle?
Oct
6
comment How to ditch the cubicle?
I'm saying 5/6, so +1
Sep
30
answered How much time do you devote to the design document(s) for your software?
Sep
29
comment What are good mathematical formulas to know for programming?
@Lie Ryan: Thanks!
Sep
29
comment What are good mathematical formulas to know for programming?
what is gamma in that equation?
Sep
28
comment Is it OK to have multiple asserts in a single unit test?
@Restuta: I had no idea you could do that! I'm using MbUnit, and have found a similar attribute: RowAttribute, so I can compress the above test, after the refactoring the last two asserts.
Sep
28
comment Is it OK to have multiple asserts in a single unit test?
I fix my problems one at a time. So the fact that the test could fail more than once doesn't bother me. If I split them up I would have the same errors come up, but all at once. I find it easier to fix things a step at a time. I admit, that in this instance, the last two assert could probably be refactored into their own test.
Sep
28
answered Is it OK to have multiple asserts in a single unit test?
Sep
26
awarded  Scholar
Sep
26
accepted What counts as an IDE?
Sep
24
comment What's the worst programming book you've ever read?
sounds like a waste of paper!
Sep
23
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
23
comment What counts as an IDE?
Then I'd agree that, when used in conjunction with such plugins, they are IDEs.
Sep
23
comment What counts as an IDE?
That's a good point. Notepad++ doesn't fully integrate with any language by its self, however it allows for compilation, launch and debugging by use of plug-ins. To me it seems like it might be a full IDE at that point.