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StackOveflow profile

Areas of strength:

  • Perl expert (specifically enterprise software development)
  • Sybase (including design and optimization)
  • GUI design

Areas of familiarity:

  • Web programming (EmbPerl, JSP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript)
  • C++

...P.S. I'm not really 42. But 42 is way cooler than a real answer :)

...P.P.S. Don't read too much into the icon. Just a minor nod to Cryptonomicon.


Oct
28
comment Is there a name for a testing method where you compare a set of very different designs?
BTW, the question was indirectly brought up in my mind by these: codinghorror.com/blog/2010/07/… and blog.asmartbear.com/local-minimum.html
Oct
28
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Oct
28
asked Is there a name for a testing method where you compare a set of very different designs?
Oct
13
comment Is Systems Hungarian notation still a useful practice?
+1 for the absolutely correct note that so-called "hungarian" notation that most people mean when they use the term has VERY LITTLE to do with the way the notation invented by Simonyi actually was about - syntactic vs semantic. Wish could give +10 for one of the most obvious (type change) explanations of downsides.
Oct
11
comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
@joshin - do you have specific examples of where Perl os "somewhat dated"?
Oct
11
comment What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
To all the down-voters - I have substantially revisd the question to remove subjectivity based on helpful feedback from moderator. Feel free to change your downvote.
Oct
11
revised What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
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Oct
11
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Oct
11
comment How can I tactfully suggest improvements to others' badly designed code during review?
@Caleb - good point. I didn't want to make TOO many points, so this one got edited out of the outline, but it's still a valid point.
Oct
11
answered How can I tactfully suggest improvements to others' badly designed code during review?
Sep
20
comment Is it common to have downtime at a programming job?
To all the people who keep saying they have tons of downtime - can you post your company names so those of use with little downtime can apply there too? :)
Sep
20
comment Is it common to have downtime at a programming job?
@Mark - You should totally drop that suggestion and use jQuery instead
Sep
18
comment Why does the Perl community have such a bad reputation?
I was going to post a long explanation as an answer. But since Mark closed the question, I will instead make do with short comment: produce a reasonable question about Perl (say, RegEx related) - something that shows you did at least basic homework; your existing SO posts seem to indicate you are good at producing quality Qs. Ask it on StackOverflow. Gauge the "community" reaction yourself - both in up/downvotes, comments, and of course, answers.
Sep
17
comment Beginning Perl?
+1 for Modern Perl.
Sep
17
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@Nim - it's not "awful" as Jesse said above, it's actually illegal.
Sep
17
comment What's the worst question you were ever asked at interview?
@Bob - or it may be that people are projecting standard feminist beliefs/wording onto what was said (perhaps unfairly)
Sep
17
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Sep
17
revised What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
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Sep
17
revised What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer?
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Sep
17
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