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bio website glennstovall.com
location Athens, GA
age 28
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen May 15 at 12:04

Programmer, Musician, and all around nice guy. Currently a developer for J House Media, do some of my own stuff as well over at Chromand. I'm also working towards a degree in Computer Science from the University of Georgia in my free time.


May
4
comment Corporate Framework: good or bad?
this same arguments could be made about learning ASP.NET over assembly. part of programming is increasing productivity by abstracting away the 'itty gritties'
Mar
15
comment Becoming a Better Bug-Fixer
possible duplicate of How to improve your ability to debug existing code
Feb
10
comment As a programmer, what would you use a personal Wiki for?
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner I've done something similar to what stijn has said, but I used a personal wiki (tiddlywiki) for quick jotting down of notes, and then if it is a situation I felt like could benefit co-workers, I would clean it up and add it to the company wiki
Jan
11
comment How to keep a big and complex software product maintainable over the years?
Very good list, although I find it quite the challenge to balance #2 with #3.
Jan
9
comment Web Development: is always Typing necessary or can type on demand work?
what programming language are you using?
Nov
7
comment Is it ok to write a quick software programme and then refactor it?
Pragmatic Programming covers this as well. calling throwaway prototypes prototypes and evolutionary ones 'tracer bullet software': stuff designed to be small and test out ideas, if it works than follow through with the existing code, if not then you can throw it away without much cost
Nov
1
comment Is there a way to combat Sales perpetually overcommitting?
I will add that while this works, you want to minimize the damage this can cause the client relation. As soon as you get an unreasonable deadline, you need to be upfront and let the salesperson know that it just isn't going to happen, so they can deal with the client accordingly.
Oct
25
comment How 'simple' is a real KISS solution?
simple can be really complicated sometimes.
Sep
1
comment Is there a name for this design pattern, using hooks/callbacks?
very nice,I see what you mean now.I like that this pattern allows methods to be re-used, and allows multiple methods
Sep
1
comment Is there a name for this design pattern, using hooks/callbacks?
interesting, do you have an example of how you would handle this in the manner you described?
May
31
comment Can I use corporate-licensed tool at home/for personal projects?
@Anto, yes, that's what I meant. Some bosses companies are big sticklers about such things. If you aren't comfortable asking about it, then most likely it isn't something your employer will see as acceptable. @jwenting makes a good point as well.
May
24
comment Use controller in view in MVC
can you give a more specific idea of how they want to use the controller in the view?
May
6
comment How do you break down a new project with an existing mega PHP site?
if it's with a client, why does anything need to be PHP-specific?
May
5
comment What are the best things to put in my portfoilo to demonstrate my Java skills and make me more marketable?
bitbucket is nice too, but github just seems to be the more popular, standing thing to use these days. Alexa stats: alexa.com/siteinfo/bitbucket.org+github.com google trends: google.com/trends?q=bitbucket%2C+github
Apr
29
comment Will taking a year out reduce my employability
+1. There are a lot of resources for showing off your skills and experience besides just a resume. If you are taking that much time off of work, just make sure to have something come out of it that you would be proud to show a potential employer
Apr
7
comment Why does PHP have interfaces?
because they don't seem to offer any benefit, so why include them?
Apr
7
comment As a programmer, are you required to do timesheets?
out of curiosity, how did they decide how many hours got alloted to tasks?
Apr
7
comment As a programmer, are you required to do timesheets?
+1 for pointing out that flaws in the implementation of an idea do not necessarily mean that the idea itself is flawed.
Apr
7
comment A programmer should concentrate on at least how many languages?
It's sad that 'what gets you work' and 'what gets things done' have to be two separate categories.
Apr
1
comment Do Programmers sometimes intentionally over complicate code?
@Mercfh I don't understand the view. What does the ease of a solution have to do with its effectiveness?