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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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awarded  Notable Question
Oct
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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
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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
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answered Good unit-testing story for a unit test training
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Pundit
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
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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 :)
Jun
14
comment Representational Equality versus Value Equality
I would suggest looking into how to correctly implement the equals() method in java because yours in this state would throw a NullpointerException if 'other' was null. Also your uuid is a string, so you probably wanted to do a uuid.equals(other.uuid)? Make sure you understand the difference between '==' and equals().
Jun
13
comment How do I explain the value of refactoring to stakeholders?
+1. Thank you for the reference to the article. I have been a developer for 5 years now and called every single activity that did not have to do with 'delivering new features' a 'refactor'. This is clearly wrong but was never pointed out to me before.
Jun
13
comment How do I explain the value of refactoring to stakeholders?
I would agree with "refactoring is just part of the process" if developers followed this from the beginning of the project. However, this is sometimes not the case and you get put on projects that are in active development but are hampered by technical debt that need to be addressed not simply as an 'I fix it as I go along' but 'We need to take 2-3 weeks to work on this problem' and potentially not deliver other features.
Jun
13
comment How do you interview someone with more experience than you?
This seems to go hand in hand with one of Einstein's quote: "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." It seems the candidate would be forced to state things simply and abstractly and be patient to explain something to you. All these are skills that you really want a senior developer to have.
Jun
13
comment Simple explanation of Continuous Integration
@Shubham: Well if you are looking at 'continuous integration' (in a lower case sense) it can mean a lot more than what I explained, like what Kate Gregory's answer was. However the question has diagrams of a CI system so I chose to explain CI in that context. I also think that CI is synonymous with a CI system for most developers...