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bio website gmgauthier.com
location Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
age 47
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I have 20 years experience in a wide variety of technical and business environments, mostly in an operations and administration capacity, but I have done scripting and development work in C, Java, Rexx, Perl, PHP, Prolog, Python, and VBScript.

My favorite operating system is Ubuntu! :)


Oct
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comment Is choosing ASP.NET WebForms to design web applications now a bad practice?
@Carson63000 no, what I am saying, is that asking whether to use granite or laminate counters in your bathroom is opinion based, while asking whether or not to have an indoor lavatory is not (nobody would choose an outhouse if they had a choice) - AND I'm saying that the OP was not asking the latter.
Oct
15
comment Is choosing ASP.NET WebForms to design web applications now a bad practice?
@Carson63000 Sure, but if the OP's question was about Classic ASP rather versus modern ASP.NET, it would be a little weird. It would be like asking ServerFault "Is it bad practice to be using Novell NetWare? Is Windows Server a better choice?" Because if you had the choice, you wouldn't have to ask. And if some extremely odd set of specific circumstances absolutely demanded its use, you wouldn't bother to ask, you'd just wince, and use it.
Oct
15
comment Is choosing ASP.NET WebForms to design web applications now a bad practice?
This question seems to me to fall under the guideline rubrik of "opinion based" queries. Whether a given technology is "good" or "bad" is rather broad, and frankly, unanswerable.
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comment Should you ever release something that you yourself could hack?
As someone relatively new to QA, I came into the work expecting "security flaw" bugs to be met with extreme gravity. But I've found that the label "security" doesn't always constitute a need for a zero-tolerance response. Some companies are perfectly happy to take security risks if the vulnerability doesn't appear to endanger the brand reputation, or offers hackers little to gain, and future releases are likely to include a fix (or feature change) anyway.
May
20
comment At which point do you “know” a technology enough to list it on a resume
An example of what I'm talking about in this answer: (Yes, I realize this is going to sound like I'm waving my own flag, and I apologize for that :$) ...I just converted a whole suite of IronPython tests I wrote 2 months ago, into C#. It was the first time I'd ever really worked with C#, but with a little kick-start from one of the dev's (about a 1 hour tutorial), I was able to take 3 weeks worth of Python work, and turn it over in C# in about three days. Now, to go back through the new code and look for improvement opportunities!!
Dec
10
comment Which Continuous Integration framework do you use and why?
Hudson is really great. Though, I do wish it was better at isolation. If you have a good number of different teams all working on loosely related projects, the potential for stepping on each other's toes is kind of high.
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answered At which point do you “know” a technology enough to list it on a resume
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