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London, UK


Jun
27
comment Why is Mercurial considered to be easier than Git?
I wonder how many people would be using Git if Github didn't exist, or didn't have so many high-profile projects on it?
Jun
17
comment Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?
Every editor has a "show whitespace" option now, and Visual Studio has a 'tabify' option
Jun
17
comment Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?
A space is a single column, unless you use 2 spaces to represent a column. Or 4. Or 8!
Jun
14
awarded  Critic
Apr
5
answered What are bit operators good for?
Apr
5
revised mercurial or tfs for codeplex?
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Apr
5
revised mercurial or tfs for codeplex?
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Apr
5
answered mercurial or tfs for codeplex?
Apr
5
comment mercurial or tfs for codeplex?
One thing to add about Mercurial: you can host on bitbucket then do hg push https://hg01.codeplex.com/projectname and you get the entire changeset history replicated. It's far easier to use for 1-5 man FOSS projects than TFS
Mar
30
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
30
comment Do you care if the person you're interviewing owns or contributes to Open Source projects?
There's tonnes of OSS projects without test suites
Mar
30
comment Do you care if the person you're interviewing owns or contributes to Open Source projects?
The only problem flaw with this is you could've committed a changeset that broke the project horribly
Mar
30
revised Do you care if the person you're interviewing owns or contributes to Open Source projects?
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Mar
30
comment Do you care if the person you're interviewing owns or contributes to Open Source projects?
Github snob! ```
Mar
30
revised Do you care if the person you're interviewing owns or contributes to Open Source projects?
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Mar
30
asked Do you care if the person you're interviewing owns or contributes to Open Source projects?
Mar
21
comment Is the “One Description Table to rule them all” approch good?
Document databases like Amazon's SimpleDB, Couchdb and RavenDb take care of this kind of thing, sadly they're slow to take off
Feb
25
comment Harmful temptations in programming
re-phrase this to " We will come back and fix this next iteration " and it sounds so much more structured
Feb
10
awarded  Commentator
Feb
10
comment Does tweeting 9 to 5 hurt job applicants?
Miguel de Icaza has 18,000 followers and only manages about 30 a day (today), and most of those are single line replies. I'd say the candidate is using it as a chat room and not for the technical benefits it can give for news.