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Pongtonkerous! I am a developer and I code. Primarily develop in C# and Ruby, some enforced SQL, with a bit of iPhone objective-C thrown in for fun.



Oct
4
answered Commented short fancy code vs. uncommented longer easy-to-understand code - which is preferred?
Oct
2
awarded  Commentator
Oct
2
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
1
awarded  Student
Sep
27
comment How to learn Agile as a Solo Developer
I love that cover!
Sep
27
answered What programming language and framework has best support for agile web development?
Sep
23
comment How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
You dont have to look at it like that. They are paying you for the years you have spent learning about this stuff so you can save them time. It doesnt matter how long it actually takes you, don't sell your self short!
Sep
20
answered How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
Sep
20
comment How do you deal with people who ask you to fix their computer?
Excellent suggestion!
Sep
20
comment Setting up a new developer system - how to speed up the process?
I view getting a new setup as a form of rebirth. Its an opportunity to set my system up differently and stops me getting in a rut. If I don't get round to reinstalling it or resetting it, its obviously not that essential.
Sep
17
awarded  Teacher
Sep
16
answered Should I change language to stop becoming stale?
Sep
14
answered What is the single most effective thing you did to improve your programming skills?
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14
awarded  Supporter
Sep
14
awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
4
comment What is the single most effective thing you did to improve your programming skills?
Having to amend the comments with the code is an error prone process. Think about it, how often do you find yourself actually reading the comments to work out what is going on? ;-)
Jun
4
comment What is the single most effective thing you did to improve your programming skills?
I totally disagree! The code should be suficient to document the application context. If you have code such as "if string.length > 8 ", and you must put a comment like "check string length long enough to be a bank account number", then it implies the code needs rewriting. Create a constant MIN_BANK_ACCOUNT_NO_LENGTH = 8. and rewrite the code "if string.length > MIN_BANK_ACCOUNT_NO_LENGTH". The comment then becomes redundant as any one can (and should) read the code to understand. Remember in a fast changing world, comments can quickly become out of sync with the code.
Jun
4
comment What is the single most effective thing you did to improve your programming skills?
It is a good list to aspire to. I disagree with #4.. comments are just a repetition of what the code is trying to do and should only be used when the code is difficult to understand - which is something I aim to reduce as much as possible!