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  • Job title: Software Engineer
    • Disposition: Optimist
    • 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
    • Not so favorite things: lack of humidity, snakes, doing laundry, dentists

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@ChrisCooper: May I point out that the last link is very outdated (from 2007).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.
Oct
4
answered What are the negatives of Development Managers as Scrum Masters?
Oct
2
comment Refactoring two classes from third-party library that could have extended a base class
Are you trying to achieve a single queue for all 'Fruit' objects?
Oct
2
answered Are branches in unit tests bad practice?
Oct
2
comment Are branches in unit tests bad practice?
I would call this a UI/interface test. Depending on exactly what you are testing, can be an automated acceptance or functional test.
Sep
6
answered Good unit-testing story for a unit test training
Sep
2
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
21
awarded  Pundit
Jun
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
comment Agile MVP (Most Valuable Player/Programmer)
There is not a better feeling than when you helped the team achieve the goal for the iteration and at retrospective (without a voting system) they call your name out as being a very valuable player.
Jun
17
comment What does it mean for a developer to be given “creative freedom”
@ErikReppen: I do not think it is just for UI or layout design. This is for every requirement, what I said abstractly applies to a lot of programming problems...
Jun
16
answered What does it mean for a developer to be given “creative freedom”
Jun
14
answered Representational Equality versus Value Equality
Jun
14
comment Representational Equality versus Value Equality
Cool beans. My conscious is clear :)