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bio website standefer.com
location Des Moines, IA
age 39
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seen Jun 2 '12 at 18:00

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Mar
1
awarded  Yearling
Sep
21
comment Can a candidate be judged by asking to write a complex program on “paper”?
Two hours to write this? Wow.
Sep
21
comment Can a candidate be judged by asking to write a complex program on “paper”?
@leftaroundabout, That's an interesting solution.
Sep
15
comment Why are interfaces useful?
Anyone who has created a custom membership provider in ASP.NET would understand why interfaces are so valuable.
Sep
15
comment Why are interfaces useful?
+1 for "Well I'm glad you like it." And all the other stuff too.
Sep
8
awarded  Critic
Sep
6
comment Being stupid to get better productivity?
Boom, headshot.
Aug
22
comment What is the benefit of not using Hungarian notation?
The logic is not quite the same. While the I prefix is from Hungarian notation, the reason behind using the I actually has an explanation. stackoverflow.com/questions/222457/…
Aug
22
comment What is the benefit of not using Hungarian notation?
Well, that's the thing: Hungarian notation is not the convention. It may have been in the past, but it's not anymore. Take a look at the .NET Framework source, sample apps posted on popular .NET blogs, generated code in Visual Studio, etc. We could agree that all strings should be prefixed with str, but as you can see in the answers to the question, that's not what people want.
Aug
22
comment What is the benefit of not using Hungarian notation?
The I prefix on interfaces is a convention adopted by the .NET community.
Aug
17
answered Are there still any companies/academic centers that use mainframes from 60s-70s?
Aug
16
awarded  Editor
Aug
16
revised Does Scrum turn active developers into passive developers?
Clarified title
Aug
16
suggested approved edit on Does Scrum turn active developers into passive developers?
Aug
16
comment Does Scrum turn active developers into passive developers?
Nice blog post.
Aug
5
comment What are some high quality Enterprise Architecture conferences or training programs?
Enterprise architecture and enterprise software architecture are not the same thing, by a longshot.
Jul
28
comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
You are so out of touch sometimes, Joel.
Jul
27
comment Is kick-starting myself into the programming world by reading from a book about VS 2008 & .NET 3.5 a bad idea?
IMHO, you should start with Ruby or Python instead. Not that those languages are better, but only because the barriers are a bit smaller, especially for new programmers. learnpythonthehardway.org is an excellent primer for new devs.
Jul
21
comment Will staying in this position affect my career negatively?
Your employer is a Sarlaac pit and staying there will slowly digest you for thousands of years.
Jul
19
comment Why don't all companies buy developers the best hardware?
I spent about $4000 for my home development machine, a Mac Pro with dual Xeons. My gaming computer cost about half that.