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bio website stackoverflow.com/users/5812/…
location Rhode Island
age 47
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
seen May 13 at 14:55

Computer scientist working at [A Facility] developing [Systems] that [Do Stuff] at [Places].


Jun
24
awarded  Yearling
Feb
20
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
7
comment How do I prove to management that our programmers could work more productively?
I'm with @ChrisPitman - there's no reason why the OP can't apply whatever candidate technique or tool that they want for their own work. No planning? Make a personal plan and execute it. No automated testing? Make some. Last time I went through a similar drill, I'd created my own CruiseControl server with a set of Bob-only unit tests before I started showing anything to other people. It certainly worked for me!
Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
24
awarded  Commentator
Mar
24
comment Is it a waste of time to free resources before I exit a process?
@philfr, that's exactly what I mean. What's worse is when you are the one who converts your old code to general purpose use and you end up with no one to blame but yourself.... I hate that. Stupid me.
Mar
21
comment Is this kind of Design by Contract useless?
Dang - I was going to write the same answer. ;-) I think you should change the phrase "simple enough not to need it" to "trivial." Homework assignments are generally tiny - they don't require the writing of requirements, specs and plans. However, the programmer needs to learn those skills. If they aren't well motivated, that may be a professor problem.
Mar
20
revised How can I justify software testing to management?
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Mar
20
answered How can I justify software testing to management?
Mar
20
comment Long term plan of attack to learn math?
+1 yep, that's the exact answer that I would have given.
Mar
20
awarded  Editor
Mar
20
revised Do employers hiring for software jobs care about the classes you took in a Computer Science Masters program?
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Mar
20
answered Is it a waste of time to free resources before I exit a process?
Dec
28
comment Simple issue tracker for 1-2 developers
To help Steven out, there are many free spreadsheet solutions out there: OpenOffice / LibreOffice has the programs that I use the most myself.
Dec
17
awarded  Yearling
Apr
22
answered Do employers hiring for software jobs care about the classes you took in a Computer Science Masters program?
Apr
22
comment Costs of Switching to Java
underline the framework - picking up a new IDE is rarely The One Big Risk in a project. Learning how to work in the Android environment would be an issue whether or not Java were the only supported platform.
Apr
22
answered Preparation for Ph.D
Apr
22
awarded  Critic