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  • Job title: Software Engineer
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    • Favorite things: solving problems and puzzles, spending time with my husband, walking my dogs, exercising a lot, kayaking on crazy waters, reading random books, photographing when I am inspired, singing when I am not heard, chocolate
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Jun
16
awarded  Nice Answer
May
1
revised As an interviewer, asking a candidate to find errors in small sample code. Is this fair?
the word 'bit' was confusing to me
Mar
11
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
12
awarded  Yearling
Feb
7
comment Disadvantages of vertical user stories
@DaveHillier: It is phrased in such a way where it is a disadvantage. For example, the business might think that 'slow' implementation time is a disadvantage.
Feb
7
asked Disadvantages of vertical user stories
Feb
1
awarded  Custodian
Feb
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Lisp still have any special feature which has NOT been adopted by other programming languages?
Feb
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Lisp still have any special feature which has NOT been adopted by other programming languages?
Jan
18
revised At what point is version control needed?
edited based on comment assuming there is no code in 'shop'
Jan
18
answered Shallow or deep equal, which one is idiomatic in Java?
Jan
3
revised At what point is version control needed?
clarified answer
Jan
3
answered At what point is version control needed?
Dec
20
comment Dependency injection: At what point am I allowed to create a new object?
+1 because I never heard about 'Composition Root' before.
Dec
16
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
11
comment What if I have no good ideas to implement a feature?
It seems to be assumed in this post, but I'd like to add that it is very important that you write your code in a fashion that it is easy to re-factor.
Oct
30
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
11
comment How can I unit test a class which requires a web service call?
@ChrisCooper: May I point out that the last link is very outdated (from 2007). Lots has changed since then. I get the feeling from the post that mocking was a lot harder back then when you had to actually implement behavior as opposed to simply using a mocking framework or metaprogramming to set up return values...
Oct
4
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
4
comment What are the negatives of Development Managers as Scrum Masters?
@MatthewFlynn: Good point. However... in that case, they would have enough resources to dedicate to a full-time scrummaster (I get the feeling from the post that there is resource shortage). However, I work at one of those large companies you mention and a full-time scrum master is still not always warranted. We still have them but they often get in the way of the team doing their job efficiently because they cause more trouble while trying to justify/overdo their full-time positions.