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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
13
comment C#/.Net/Programming talk
+1 for rx framework. Erik Meijer and Wes Dyer give a great set of talks on it.
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.