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Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Interests:

  • AI
  • Computational Behaviour
  • C#, F#

Jun
30
comment Does one really need multiple instances of a class?
IME people don't criticize the pattern itself, only when it's used as global mutable state.
Jun
25
comment How do you validate need for documentation?
@ebyrob: I work on a codebase of a few hundred million LOC written over ~20 years with contributions from 10s of thousands of developers. It can take a week or more to read the books just to learn how to effectively use the software. Hence "depending on the complexity of the software."
May
2
comment If null is bad, why do modern languages implement it?
@Doval Do you happen to have a link or something? I tried doing something similar and it turned out kinda nasty. Yours sounds like it might not be so bad.
May
2
comment If null is bad, why do modern languages implement it?
Option types go hand-in-hand with (statically verified) pattern matching, which C# unfortunately doesn't have. F# does though, and it's wonderful.
May
1
comment Enforcing coding standards: What are the trade-offs of different methods?
Silly question: Why not get the best of both worlds by using both? Restrict checkins via the svn hook(s) so the repo stays clean, and you get fast feedback and get the pretty pictures with CI reporting.
Apr
30
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Apr
24
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Apr
22
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Apr
18
comment Is there a point in using closures for non-fully functional programming languages?
Can you really do that? What does code look like that creates a class instead of closing over a variable?
Apr
18
comment Is there a point in using closures for non-fully functional programming languages?
I think you're right in that you're misunderstanding closures. I don't see how closures and classes strictly relate or compete with regards to functionality.
Apr
15
comment How to make my code decide which class to instantiate based on a parameter?
Sounds like you've got a standard FactoryMethod pattern. I don't see anything wrong with that (though, I usually prefer to us enums and a switch to identify which object to return).
Mar
27
comment Design pattern for method to accept one of several static items in C#?
IMO this is close to the best answer provided, except that I'd use an ENUM instead of magic strings and I'd override Dictionary<enum, planet> and lazily create them on get. Posted as such. +1
Mar
27
answered Design pattern for method to accept one of several static items in C#?
Mar
13
answered How to prevent the vicious circle of testing via customer
Mar
11
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Mar
10
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Mar
4
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Feb
25
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
24
comment How to put lessons learned, good practices, etc into the “work flow”
@andrew.fox: A shared OneNote can go a long way. I've worked at a place where the shared onenote (which is searchable) was the first, and often last, place to look for answers. Most people had it open at all times. There were 2-3 main people who updated everything, all the time, and it was great having them.
Feb
17
answered What kind of a test is a “consistency check”?