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My background is in math (BMath; Waterloo) and civil engineering (BASc, MASc; Toronto). As I learned to dislike statistics when I was studying math, fate provided me with the opportunity to do a master's thesis on applying good old-fashioned statistics to hydrology with the goal of finding improved methods of estimating underlying distributions from small samples. Fortunately, this relied heavily on Monte Carlo simulation and I was able to convince myself that it was based on software instead of statistics. I somehow ended up as a software developer working on real time control systems and ancillary applications for the broadcast industry for fifteen years and now work as a project manager for the development of call center software.


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comment Can most development be done with javascript
@JörgWMittag That is very cool - and don't get me wrong, I love Javascript and think it very capable. I just think the OP's question is ludicrous.
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comment Can most development be done with javascript
Would you want to use Javascript for heavy mathematics, industrial control systems, pacemakers, or medical devices? Or cameras, cars, or home appliances? Or operating systems, or writing a compilers...
May
22
reviewed Reject When are Getters and Setters Justified
May
21
comment Drawing shapes with JavaScript
You are looking for shapefiles, but you may find these tough going with JavaScript en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapefile
May
17
comment Presenting my web application
Is there any reason you can't run it on apache (or whatever platform you are using) locally on whatever computer you are taking with you to the presentation? Just set up the hosts file so whatever domain you are using goes to 128.0.0.1. But your quesiton is quite off topic.
May
11
comment Defects Review and Management
How do you handle bugs in the requirements specification.
Apr
28
answered Managing sets of configuration data for an Excel/VBA program
Apr
17
reviewed Approve TDD Red-Green-Refactor and if/how to test methods that become private
Mar
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
7
comment Should I request the backend for every small piece of dynamic data?
You need to get some metrics to prove you have a real problem or else you are doing premature optimization.
Mar
7
answered Can I use GPL libraries temporarily for prototyping and make the future code closed source?
Mar
3
comment how to find typos and misspellings in code comments
aspell with ccpp filter will point out potential misspellings in comments.
Feb
23
comment Can I license software under MIT license when using Librarys licensed under the GPL
Do you mean LGPL for the libraries. or really GPL?
Feb
16
comment Secure Rest api from authenticated user
If the user can get the access token s/he can get the special header too, no?
Feb
14
reviewed Approve Understanding the solution of exercise 1.16 of K&R as given in the “The C Answer book”
Feb
10
reviewed Approve HTTP keep alive and TCP persistent connection
Feb
8
comment What's the point with HATEOAS on the client-side?
You're right, but that's not the point. HATEOAS keeps you from having to construct the URIs for the links in the page on the client.
Feb
7
comment How to design a RESTful API with good performance
But you can look at it as two different (not independent) resources - you just need to twist your nomenclature slightly so "resource" is not the same thing as "entity."
Feb
4
reviewed Approve One controller to rule them all?
Feb
2
reviewed Approve Leaving intentional bugs in code for testers to find