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I like to program.


Feb
14
comment Storing web app passwords so that they can be retrieved
@s.m just because they don't have an email doesn't mean you can't create security questions, text message, calling and admin to reset it, or some other mechanism for password recovery.
Feb
12
comment Storing web app passwords so that they can be retrieved
MD5 is much better then storing passwords in clear text. It may be a weak hash but thats a lot better than clear text. Have you tried suggesting a password recovery mechanism?
Feb
17
comment How do you approach database design?
@Pierre303 The schema is built off of the programming rules inside that ORM which may not perfectly mesh with your situation / design. It may create an suboptimal databse. I have seen some horrible stuff come out of ORMs even at the query level.
Aug
25
comment What are the steps in beginning a large project, when all I have is a big idea?
This is a great answer. Also if you have some type of project management software, get started with it early. There are some free ones out there with limitations of course. I've used CampFire (campfirenow.com/signup, look for "We also offer a free plan: 4 chatters with 10 MB of storage.") before.
Jul
25
comment How can I tell in an interview if a programmer is passionate about programming?
@George Marian I do all of the other things listed but if you asked me why I became interested in programming my answer would be rather short. I even spend a lot of my time at home programming (no kids) for fun! My answer however would be "I've always been interested in computers and my father was a programmer so I was naturally born drawn to that circle". Please don't discount someone based on the answer to this question.
Jun
28
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Jun
28
revised How can a code editor effectively hint at code nesting level - without using indentation?
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Jun
28
answered How can a code editor effectively hint at code nesting level - without using indentation?
Jun
21
comment Why big companies use Perforce?
Although IMO Perforce wastes a lot of my time. We still use it at work because we have invested time in developing custom tools that interact with it. To switch we would have to rebuild those tools.
Apr
4
comment How do you convince management to “invest” in unit tests?
Also once the application is deployed and someone asks for a change, it is a lot easier to see if you're breaking anything with your changes.
Mar
23
awarded  Teacher
Mar
22
answered A good tool set for ASP.NET development
Mar
22
awarded  Supporter
Mar
22
comment Why do I find it so hard to share my work?
additionally, anyone has programmed something complex knows there are going to be bugs and was in your shoes at some point. Bugs (within reason) won't make others think less of you.
Dec
28
awarded  Autobiographer