7,731 reputation
33170
bio website
location
age
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
seen Mar 11 at 14:53

Professional .NET developer.
University of Texas at Dallas Computer Science graduate. Microsoft Certified Professional.
Experienced in: hardware, networking and software engineering.


Jan
16
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
16
comment Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
He is a co-worker not supervisor. Interesting info, especially the quote.
Jan
16
comment Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
@Phillipp - The medical industry is one that is quite unfamiliar with technology. They expect insane turn around times (often bug fixes in the same day), constant putting out of fires, no root cause analysis, lack of BA's...etc. Compile this with the unbelieveable complexity of medical workflow...it's not an industry that is friendly to automation.
Jan
16
comment Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
This will prove difficult. The team used no branching before I started. Now they use branching. Neither solution is perfect. Developers can't agree on definitions of "time spent dealing with problems created by branches" vs "time spent dealing with issues because of having no branches". I can't imagine an objective way to reconcile this.
Jan
16
comment Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
TFS is not bug free IMO. But the bugs I've seen are manageable. I have written material they need to learn that can be covered in ~1-2 hours. So the difficulty level is low IMO.
Jan
16
comment Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
@thorstenmuller - Easy is relative. I've been on TFS since beta. To me, it is very easy. Many of my co-worker's don't understand what a workspace is, how to shelve, etc...much less branching. Part of my argument is that I need to be allowed to train them or they need to take the initiative and learn how to use the tools.
Jan
16
asked Can branching ever be considered a bad practice?
Jan
16
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
10
awarded  Famous Question
Dec
20
awarded  Yearling
Dec
9
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
19
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
16
awarded  Good Question
Nov
14
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
14
comment Is there an antipattern to describe this method of coding?
@Keith - He quit. He was a cowboy who took off and did what cowboys do. We looked at his code once in a while, but it was so overly complex we didn't even know where to start. Now I'm going in and cleaning up the mess he left.
Nov
14
accepted Is there an antipattern to describe this method of coding?
Nov
14
asked Is there an antipattern to describe this method of coding?
Oct
19
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
5
awarded  Notable Question