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Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

Interests:

  • AI
  • Computational Behaviour
  • C#, F#

Sep
22
comment Why am I never completely satisfied with my program?
Whatever you do, don't let it kill your sense of accomplishment. Been there; done that; nothing good came from it.
Sep
22
comment What are the most popular IDEs per language?
I was going to add MonoDevelop but I thought I heard that it had problems and couldn't compile against .NET?
Sep
21
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21
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Sep
21
comment What are the most popular IDEs per language?
@Chinmay Kanchi: Then I consider this question a success already!
Sep
21
comment Why are there so few female programmers?
As someone relatively recently engaged, I can't agree more. "What should the wedding colors be?" "I don't care; just tell me what time I have to show up and I'll be there."
Sep
21
comment How do you manage your knowledge base?
I just started using this a few days ago as I found out about it from another question here and I really can't get enough of it. I have it on a thumbdrive that's usually always with me. It's really handy.
Sep
21
comment Is Linq having a mind-numbing effect on .NET programmers?
+1: It's worth-while to stretch your tools to see how many problems can be pounded into the shape of a nail when you're learning a technology.
Sep
21
comment Is Linq having a mind-numbing effect on .NET programmers?
"Does anyone really write raw SQL queries against database tables anymore?" - Yep. In my case, I'm saddled with a less than awesome ORM package, so for some particularly gnarly requests, where I don't want to hit the DB over the network numerous times, I'll write a stored proc and circumvent the ORM. (Only ever done it twice in the last 1.5 yrs, but it does happen).
Sep
21
comment What are the most popular IDEs per language?
Remember, the order isn't necessarily important - it's more of the 'major players' if you will. And given that perceived popularity is all that matters in this instance... order, again, isn't important.
Sep
21
comment Is Linq having a mind-numbing effect on .NET programmers?
+1 for "Easy programming techniques don't make programmers stupid; they just attract stupid people to programming."
Sep
21
answered How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
Sep
21
comment What are the most popular IDEs per language?
@Jim Leonardo: Pavel Shved is right. There's no comparison, I leave it up to future readers to make the ultimate decision of what to use. Assuming that many others in the past have weighed the pros and cons, and then chosen, I'm hoping that the popularity of the IDEs listed here will reflect a culmination of individual independent research. I am well aware, however, that this won't be accurate in 100% of the cases.
Sep
21
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Sep
21
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Sep
20
comment Is the abundance of frameworks dumbing down programmers?
To counter the automatic tranny argument: many professional drivers don't drive manual cars, and many more are going to flappy paddle shifting which is generally computer controlled.
Sep
20
comment What techniques do you use when interviewing developers?
+1 @MAK: Agreed, what's real code? If it's code that you would intend to use in your production software...
Sep
20
comment Is MUMPS alive?
"Is MUMPS alive?" - Yes, but all of the developers are killing themselves.
Sep
20
answered Is the abundance of frameworks dumbing down programmers?
Sep
20
comment Is it best to try to work at a company where your software directly makes the company money?
@Pierre 303: I don't think that's technically correct. The person cleaning the bathroom contributes value, but doesn't necessarily contribute directly to profit.