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Sep
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reviewed Approve Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use?
Sep
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answered How and when do you scale Azure instances?
Aug
31
comment What do people in IT consulting firms do?
+1 For the majority of "well known" consulting firms, this is very true.
Aug
30
comment Guidance choosing tools for developing cross-platform mobile app
+1 for phonegap. It's the best combination of reuse (HTML5/CSS) and native (hooks to contacts, accelerometer, notifications and more on the device itself).
Aug
20
awarded  Good Question
Aug
16
comment Why did Microsoft make parameters, local variables and private fields have the same name naming convention?
+1: And the tooling in Visual Studio helps you know what's what anyway.
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
11
reviewed Approve What does Google or Microsoft get by hosting JS files on their Content Delivery Networks (CDN)?
Aug
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comment Small companies and software licensing
+1: My startup is in the Bizspark program. Free software for 3 years until we pay for it. By then we should be making enough money to cover it. If not, then we should probably re-think our startup idea anyway.
Aug
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answered Can we develop ASP.NET MVC application with MySQL as the database?
Aug
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awarded  Enlightened
Aug
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awarded  Good Question
Aug
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reviewed Approve Using Visual Studio with a screen reader without paying for an expensive edition
Jul
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awarded  Good Answer
Jul
25
comment Where should you be at with 5 years experience?
@vemv: It's a monthly meetup/gathering of people who are interested in the same topic, like programming. About 20 other developers and I meet once per month at a local restaurant's meeting room and eat pizza and listen to one of us or an outside speaker give a presentation on a topic, like design patterns. I go to a couple user groups. One uses meetup.com. The other uses a simple wordpress site. communitymegaphone.com is another site that has a big list of user groups and events that are searchable by location.
Jul
25
reviewed Approve How can I tell in an interview if a programmer is passionate about programming?
Jul
22
comment Where should you be at with 5 years experience?
I agree with you more, actually. I think my suggestions are more geared toward getting the interview, and not necessarily getting through the interview. Usually if you don't have the number necessary, you don't get an interview at all, and user groups get your foot in the door. To your point, though, that doesn't get them past the same interview anyone else would hit, though, they just get first dibs if equal to someone else or get an opportunity to interview even if they don't have the year numbers yet.
Jul
22
comment When to favor ASP.NET WebForms over MVC
@WeekendWarrior - It does, when you want more server-side access to the client, choose webforms. If you want more decoupling of the client/server in your code, choose MVC. At the end of the day, they both do the exact same thing. Reroute filters do the same thing as the MVC urls and you can move webforms code behind to a separate middle tier to decouple it more. weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2010/01/24/…
Jul
22
answered When to favor ASP.NET WebForms over MVC
Jul
22
answered Where should you be at with 5 years experience?