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Delphi/Objective-C/C#/Ruby/Scala programmer by day, Lisper/Smalltalker by night.


Mar
11
reviewed Close Will SSD make the distinction between column oriented DB and row oriented DB obsolete?
Mar
11
reviewed Close What can a technically proficient senior software developer study to keep improving
Mar
11
reviewed Close Open source license with backlink requirement
Mar
11
reviewed Close Is object-oriented conceptual thinking something you build with experience?
Mar
10
reviewed Leave Closed Connection between programming language and solutions
Mar
9
comment Alternative to “Passing/Broken build” indicator?
NUnit has the concept of an ignored test. That might be an alternative: they don't get run so they don't fail, but they're still reported as being ignored.
Mar
9
comment What non-theoretical, practical programming language has no reserved keywords?
Those aren't keywords, they're pseudovariables. "Pseudo" because true, false and nil are well-known values supplied by the environment and self, super and thisContext are variables you can't set but whose values change as a result of execution.
Mar
7
reviewed Leave Open How is an IDE compiled?
Mar
7
reviewed Close What's the difference between “Programmer” and “Coder”?
Mar
5
reviewed Leave Closed Are we developers mere tools in the hands of visionaries and business people?
Mar
4
reviewed Leave Closed Why is test driven development missing from Joel's Test?
Mar
4
reviewed No Action Needed Is it safe to assume that one controller will only ever use one primary model?
Mar
4
reviewed Close Learning PHP for an ASP.NET Developer
Feb
26
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Open What is the C++ convention, if any, for naming to differentiate between structure types and other types?
Feb
26
reviewed Close Re-gaining confidence of senior programmer
Feb
26
reviewed Reject What do I need to learn to become a better web programmer?
Feb
25
awarded  Constituent
Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Feb
12
reviewed Close Is Perl still a useful, viable language?