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Software engineer with a consumer-related blog on the side. Check it out at http://www.littleadvisor.com. I'm mostly on Money@SE, although I do occasionally stop by at StackOverflow to play with the little kids there.

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Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Jun
21
comment How to ideally calculate profit margin with zero sales
This is a math question essentially. How much is 20% of 0? 0. What's wrong with that response?
Jun
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Standards for reading code out loud?
May
11
answered Is there a difference in the C++ language between Visual Studio and Code::Blocks?
May
3
comment Understanding Cyclomatic Complexity
@David added a sentence to address that. CCN is a branch coverage and there are never good reasons for high CCN at a lower level (generally I suggest enforcing per individual function).
May
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revised Understanding Cyclomatic Complexity
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Apr
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revised How do you learn Regular Expressions?
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Apr
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comment How do you learn Regular Expressions?
@Bryan well... Your experience kindof proves the point. You maybe know how to use it, but you don't really understand how it works. If you do - then you do know something about automata theory, even if you don't know to name it. But you cannot understand regular expressions fully without knowing automata theory, and no amount of reading man pages can help you there (unless you're reading man pages explaining the automata theory, of course).
Mar
13
awarded  Yearling
Mar
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comment Why and for what reasons developers may not like “daily scrum”?
@Andy let me refresh your memory: "@littleadv You sound clueless. ". Go back up the thread to see who wrote that. You'd be surprised. So not only you're clueless, you're also having some memory losses. Maybe that's why you're in such need of endless meetings... On a more serious note - meeting with more than 3-4 participants is a waist of time for at least one of them, usually more. If you disagree with that - I'm sorry, there's nothing more to discuss.
Mar
3
comment Why and for what reasons developers may not like “daily scrum”?
@Andy by the way, how does it feel when I call you "clueless"? Did you like it? I hope you enjoyed it, since without knowing who I am and what my experience is you decided that I'm clueless, which makes you... You guessed it. Clueless.
Mar
3
comment Why and for what reasons developers may not like “daily scrum”?
@Andy yes, anecdotal. Yes, clueless. Yes, if I hear during the interview that I'm required to work with SCRUM again I politely refuse the offer. Yes, I can afford to choose not to work for clueless companies and clueless managers. Yes, I will never work with SCRUM again. Yes, I consider anyone trying to enforce this a clueless person. Yes - you're clueless. I hope that developers understand the concept of managers who're idiots and avoid working for them. Eventually these managers will die out, and all the crap like SCRUM or any other waste of time will die out with them.
Mar
3
comment Why and for what reasons developers may not like “daily scrum”?
@Andy sure, why not. What's necessary is fine. Endless status reports to make someone feel better about their title are not necessary. I've encountered SCRUM in several different companies, big and small. NEVER did it work. Ever. Not even once. So forgive me if I don't buy your crap.
Mar
2
comment Why and for what reasons developers may not like “daily scrum”?
@Andy you sound as if you're a manager, or trying to be. I don't appreciate people like you. Good manager is a manager that keeps my time free to do the actual real work. Any other type of manager, including a manager who thinks that he's more important than the developers working for him, is not worth a minute of my (or any other decent developer's) time.
Mar
2
comment Why and for what reasons developers may not like “daily scrum”?
@Andy, your point has been raised and addressed. The question was why would developers not like a "daily scrum". My answer is that many times it doesn't work as it is supposed to. So why downvote with a comment "what you describe is not a SCRUM as it is supposed to be"? That's the whole point of the answer!
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Caucus
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
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comment Design patterns frequently seen in embedded systems programming
I believe that you should use patterns that address and solve the problem in front of you, not that littleadv told you he used once. I cannot see how knowing that others used patterns helps you in making a decision what to do.
Oct
7
comment Design patterns frequently seen in embedded systems programming
After years of RT/E experience I can proudly conclude that I don't know half of these patterns even by name. Yet, I'm likely to have used most of them. Don't appreciate people who are focused on patterns rather than doing their work.