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Professional developer since 2000. Currently Senior Developer at Virtual Advantage. I work on ScoutCMS.


May
1
comment Pair programming. How?
@Michael There's the "it worked the first time I tried it?!" surprise.
May
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awarded  Informed
Feb
25
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
2
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
30
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
18
comment Writing Tests for Existing Code
Similar to what Skarab says, I'd suggest writing tests for any parts you plan to modify before modifying them.
Mar
9
awarded  Yearling
Feb
21
awarded  Caucus
Jan
17
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
23
comment Functions that only call other functions. Is this a good practice?
@Bernard - Any particular reason? I'm assuming the asker would only consider using #regions if he already ruled out splitting the function.
Mar
23
answered Functions that only call other functions. Is this a good practice?
Mar
9
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Jan
5
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Jan
4
comment Years experience over unfinished degree?
+1, especially for the point about the size of the company. I personally don't have a degree, and have never had trouble getting interviews/hired. Then again, I've never worked at a very large company. I strongly suspect that if I were to apply for a job at Google or Microsoft, my lack of college education would hurt me a lot more.
Aug
4
comment Which things instantly ring alarm bells when looking at code?
Oh come on, I've seen projects that have SQL Statements that don't even fit on one screen! How do you expect the methods that use them to fit?
Jul
11
accepted What special considerations are needed when designing databases to hold financial records?
Jun
16
comment Sr. Dev made a database I disagree with. Advice sought
@Benjol - <impression voice="Darth Vader">NOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooo!</impression>
Jun
16
comment What special considerations are needed when designing databases to hold financial records?
Good suggestions, thanks!
Jun
15
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Jun
15
comment Sr. Dev made a database I disagree with. Advice sought
@Jonathan Hobbs - Good point. I've edited the question. I didn't have a specific answer in mind when I wrote that.