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Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Interests:

  • AI
  • Computational Behaviour
  • C#, F#

Oct
4
comment Automatic code generators
This is passing the buck. As software developers, our business is code - no matter how we produce it.
Oct
3
answered What are the advantages and disadvantages to using your real name online?
Oct
2
answered I am in a rather difficult work situation. Should I stay or should I go?
Oct
2
answered What reasons do you have/give for using an MP3 player/iPod while programming?
Oct
2
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
2
comment Which language features are considered harmful?
@Slokun: Can you come up with a better example? Why store integral values in a db using a string type?
Sep
30
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
@Daemin: I think/hope it eventually gets to the point where, if you're in the right place, your peers know more about different specializations instead of outright knowing more.
Sep
30
comment What programming/software sub-cultures exist? What defines them? Which do you belong to?
I've worked in an MS shop (and I might even be a fanboy) but the mentality I've experienced is "look to MS first, if it's free then use it. Otherwise, look for anything and everything available to fill the need."
Sep
30
comment How many monitors do you use? Why? How they are used?
@Bryan Harrington: If just fine is good enough for you, then no worries :)
Sep
29
answered Best (worst) logically impossible task assigned to you?
Sep
29
revised Is .NET WCF worth the effort?
added 56 characters in body
Sep
29
comment Is there a correlation between buzz words and ability?
They're not programming languages but X/HTML are markup languages. As a result, I never fault people for listing them under a languages section.
Sep
29
asked Is .NET WCF worth the effort?
Sep
29
comment Are you able to close your eyes and focus/think just on your code?
@Werner: Both. I found that, if you talk out loud, you have for form certain thoughts more concretely. Otherwise your internal conversation will just quickly move on to something else.
Sep
29
awarded  Mortarboard
Sep
28
answered Learning about design
Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
@intuited: Let's assume for a moment that it is morally defensible, then considering the cost of potential litigation, then one $1 million lawsuit justifies paying a sysadmin's salary and the necessary hardware/software for the sole purpose of monitoring internet usage for ~5-10 years; which is not a waste of resources. This also assumes that said admin's ONLY purpose is monitoring internet usage.
Sep
28
comment Is the abundance of frameworks dumbing down programmers?
@Maththijs Wessels: Until you use C#'s volatile keyword to not run into CPU cache coherency problems...
Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
-1: I disagree with this: There are very good reasons to monitor internet usage. It depends more on why, when and how they monitor it, as well as their policies for what is allowed. When your co-workers get busted hosting child porn web/ftp sites, then you start to see the benefits of monitoring not only from a moral but from a legal standpoint.
Sep
28
comment Do hardcopy certificates matter?
@Phobia: They can be forged, but you have to work with what you've got. If they REALLY want to drill down to prove that you got it then give them the PDF/digital version.