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bio website simyard.com
location Chicago, IL
age 37
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Oct 15 at 11:36

I'm currently a Java developer and product manager in the financial industry. I am currently working on lots of different projects, but I have focused on high-performance server work and Swing client work in the past. I've developed in multiple languages on multiple platforms, working seriously with PHP, ASP, Unix C/C++, MS SQL Server, and MySQL.

I take a very direct approach to programming. I don't bow to convention simply because it is. Remember that DOS was a standard at one point. Remember that Windows still is a standard. Does it work, yes, I suppose, most of the time it does. I would build it much differently.


Apr
11
comment How do you dive into large code bases?
This of course assumes that the author of the code is available.
Feb
6
comment Is saving SQL statements in a table for executing later a bad idea?
This whole question seems like one of those situations where the fundamental approach is wrong. But it's hard to tell exactly what because we know so little about the problem space.
Oct
2
comment Is it possible for a good programmer to have never used version control?
@LordScree I am unable to upvote your comment more than once, so I'm adding this comment in support. I 100% agree with you.
Aug
20
awarded  Student
Aug
20
asked Is there a canonical book on distributing computing in Java?
Jul
14
comment Dangers of huge monolithic application
+1 I agree wholeheartedly. There is no specific reason given to warrant multiple executables. Communication and coordination between executables has its price.
Sep
10
awarded  Teacher
Sep
10
awarded  Supporter
Sep
10
awarded  Critic
Sep
4
awarded  Autobiographer