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London, UK


Dec
22
comment Using SVN poorly - is Mercurial the answer?
@angelo Of course not, unless you're in charge of that team. There must be a reason a lot of large projects, e.g. linux and companies are no longer using subversion anymore, I can think of two other reasons besides mangling your filesystem.
Dec
21
comment Using SVN poorly - is Mercurial the answer?
Can anyone who prefers SVN over Mercurial/Git/TFS etc. explain to me how you tolerate it putting a .svn folder in every single one of your folders?
Dec
14
revised Programmer Ethics: Can I fork a project from one code host to another?
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Dec
14
comment How do quick & dirty programmers know they got it right?
A counter-argument to unit tests: how did people know their code was "correct" before the days of unit test frameworks? The source code for BSD, for example
Dec
14
comment How do quick & dirty programmers know they got it right?
Often "simply don't understand all of the potential failure modes" can be replaced with "don't care". The point of caring (for me atleast) is that it saves you stress, headaches and overtime later on
Nov
15
comment Is there a language or design pattern that allows the *removal* of object behavior or properties in a class hierarchy?
Doesn't objective-C break this principle?
Nov
1
comment Is there a way to combat Sales perpetually overcommitting?
Is the company Adobe?
Oct
29
revised How good does a well-rounded programmer need to be with bit-wise operations?
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Oct
29
answered How good does a well-rounded programmer need to be with bit-wise operations?
Oct
25
answered Is is possible to unit test a web forms site
Oct
19
comment Are there any jobs in the programming field that don't require you to sit at a desk all day?
Most jobs in western society now involve sitting behind desks (as they involve computer use), I wouldn't say it's restricted to programming
Oct
19
comment To branch or not to branch?
Great answer, one for the faves
Oct
18
comment Are 9 to 5 programmers looked down upon?
I'm the same - it is possible to balance the two without becoming a neglectful father. Infact I find it impossible to spend hours coding, like every pass time too much of the same thing just gets boring after a while
Sep
16
awarded  Yearling
Sep
2
answered Programmer Ethics: Can I fork a project from one code host to another?
Aug
31
answered How can one manage thousands of IF…THEN…ELSE rules?
Aug
14
comment Is SQL important if I know ORM frameworks well?
NHibernate without knowledge of SQL Profiler and how to tickle its belly to use JOINs, is a performance jihad waiting to happen for your database server
Jul
13
comment Are #regions an antipattern or code smell?
I'm also +1'ing as I also can't stand "code smell".
Jul
13
comment What is the regarded current best practises regarding the “this” keyword in front of field and methods in c#?
The funny thing with the framework advice is the CLR source is littered with the m_ prefix. I think '_' is a good prefix as you never worry about stackoverflow issues from assignment typos
Jul
7
comment New Team Lead - How to deal with a resentful former peer
I think the answers for this question win the "Most usage of bold on a SE site" award