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Scott is a C# MVP, author and INETA North America Community Speaker who has been involved with computers in one way or another for as long as he can remember, but started professionally in 1993. He has worked at Fortune 500 companies and privately held start-ups focused on IT consulting where he gained experience in embedded systems design and software development to systems administration and database programming, and everything in between.

After spending 6 years as a systems administrator, Scott started developing eCommerce store fronts. Since 2001, he has worked on many different projects using .NET and C#. Although his primary focus right now is commercial software applications, he prefers building infrastructure components, reusable shared libraries and helping companies define, develop and automate process standards and guidelines.

Scott runs a software architecture-focused user group, speaks extensively, blogs, and contributes regularly to online communities such as The Code Project and StackOverflow, and is the Community Manager and Senior Editor for DotNetKicks. He is also the creator of Windows Phone Marketplace Requests.

comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
@Roger Pate:Not at all!
comment “Comments are a code smell”
@Lenny222: Yes, comments can become stale...which is usually indicative of lazy programmers. If the comment describes why a descision was made, why the code uses a particular algorithm for computation, or describes how the code functions, then there is no reason for the comment to become stale other than someone changing the implementation and not updating the comment accordingly -- which is equivalent to being lazy.
comment What's your favourite quote about programming?
@Roger Pate: I suspect you're right, most people don't realize there is more to the quote.
comment Why aren't macros included in most modern programming languages?
@Casebash: Of course, the macro should be documented just like any other source code...but in practice it I have rarely seen it done.
comment Is premature optimization really the root of all evil?
I think "gold-plating" is different than optimizations. Optimizations are generally all about trying to get the most performance while "gold-plating" is about adding the "bells and whistles" (all the extra functionality) that isn't critical to the product but looks/feels cool to do.