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I develop software and stress-test hardware.


Feb
25
comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
@matt: Configure an IP printer and you may have to go find driver(s), depending on the product and model you may have trouble running HD video (13" MBP, two generations past). Safari crashes often, especially when I have 50+ tabs and 16+ instances open. Too much you say? Firefox can handle it no problems. But FF on Mac eats memory like nobody's business. Also one serious drawback to Macs: it's a unix-like system but it's a lot harder to "look under the hood." For development, getting your hands dirty and learning a lot, Linux is best, bar none.
Feb
25
comment Why Functional Programming
Very big in AI programming.
Feb
25
comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
@Ed: I actually do C ("serious") development in a Linux environment. And you're completely right. I was just giving some reasons as to why other people prefer using a Mac for development. Windows does support python and perl (unsure about prolog) but it's not as friendly to the command line (just my opinion). I'm must more comfortable working in a bash shell rather than the Command Prompt, and Macs offer the nicer option.
Feb
25
comment Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
@Renesis: Yes. What do you think full-time iPhone app developers do? Trust me, they didn't get the Mac 'cause it looks pretty. (Some of them might have ;)
Feb
25
answered Why do programmers use or recommend Mac OS X?
Feb
23
comment Converting to a mac-book pro for multi disciplined development
I have a Mac utilizing a dual-boot environment. That being said, most of my development (non-iOS) is done in a *NIX environment (Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora)
Feb
23
comment How to effectively do manual debugging?
@Mason: Agreed. @delnan, jomero: Read Your Damn Code. Line by line, and if you need it, to someone. Going through your code carefully and methodically is the best way to debug. Also, compile often and use version control software. The reason I say print statements is not the way to go is because if you need a debugger, print statements might work but they'll generally just waste your time in a "trial and error" sort of manner. So, again, RYDC
Feb
23
comment What applications for self-adaptive programs can you think of?
Research isn't done by things "coming into" your mind, just by happenstance. This is a good first step for you to gain some ideas but then be sure to follow up by finding, reading, and analyzing research papers in these fields. Also, since this is for a project, try to find similar projects in related areas.
Feb
23
comment What are typical responsibilities and achievements recorded on a CV, for a programming job?
That's why you need to refer to what you've done in the past, i.e. history. Otherwise you're just pulling from thin air. You need both context and content. Not either or.
Feb
23
comment anyone familiar with these analytic questions?
Are you sure you understood correctly? "Three" is probably "There" and I have no idea what birds is in relation to. Maybe Pokemon?
Feb
23
answered What is the difference between an engineer and a product manager?
Feb
22
comment Computer Science Degrees and Real-World Experience
anecdotally... *giggle*
Feb
20
comment Reasons Programmers Leave
@wildpeaks: Do not take this as the norm. I work at a large corporate company that has an awesome work, play, and ethics culture. Sure, you don't get 2.5 mo of vacation but you don't need it. There's plenty of time to enjoy life and ample opportunities to take time off. And the company has been around for a long time, it's not going anywhere. I also love what I do and don't care what the building looks like. Then again, the company I work for is known to be a great place to work.
Feb
20
comment Are there any downsides of 2 developers getting married?
Leave it to psychologists to put a disorder on "being different." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome
Feb
20
answered What project did you work on when you were a C++ beginner?
Feb
20
comment Need ideas for an innovation week
define: innovation
Feb
20
comment Content of Project Wiki
I'd use it for Documentation.
Feb
20
comment Content of Project Wiki
Documentation? Bug reporting? Pretty sure you don't have to use it.
Feb
20
comment Modules already committed, client doesn't pay, what should I do?
If you can prove the client hired you (with the intent of monetary compensation) through e-mails, etc, you might have a chance. Otherwise, walk away if possible.
Feb
20
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