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Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Interests:

  • AI
  • Computational Behaviour
  • C#, F#

Sep
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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.
Sep
28
revised The project is almost complete, what can I do to retain interest and not lose focus?
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Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
@BlairHippo: Indeed it is. I got fed up and gave in my notice already without anything lined up. My region (saskatoon sk) is very weak for development work though so I'm probably going to have to move.
Sep
28
comment How to learn Agile as a Solo Developer
pragprog needs customer reviews. I now fully refuse to buy books without a number of un-paid-for reviews for them.
Sep
28
answered Recommended .NET / C# coding standards?
Sep
28
comment Identifying programming languages by a piece of code
@Lie Ryan: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms229045.aspx though it's C++ for the CLR...
Sep
28
comment Identifying programming languages by a piece of code
-1: This isn't a counterpoint to anything...
Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
+1: The owner of my company calls it 'time-theft' when I get back from lunch 5 mins late. Nevermind the 200hrs of unpaid overtime I've put in.
Sep
28
answered When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
Sep
28
comment Any advice from self-taught programmers on competing with more conventional types?
+1. As an addition: the worst programmers I do know have CS degrees.
Sep
27
answered Do hardcopy certificates matter?
Sep
27
answered Are you able to close your eyes and focus/think just on your code?
Sep
27
comment What differentiates the exceptional programmers from the really good ones?
I won't -1 but as a counter-point, I qualify for all of these; and I still suck. (Unless the average programmers to my exceptional that I compare against are actually terrible)
Sep
27
answered Do you ever write code with pen and paper, and should we do it more often?
Sep
27
answered Identifying programming languages by a piece of code