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I'm a Software Developer and Consultant. I work for ThoughtWorks. I'm originally from South Africa, but I currently live in New York.


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comment What would be a few ideas/concepts from programming that I can have on paper and hang on a wall as art?
Haven't you seen the story of the 7-legged spider? It's really famous - it's somewhere on 27slashB
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comment What are the criteria for evaluating an ORM for.NET?
Home-grown ORMs always suck. The best ones are always worse than the crappiest public ORMs.
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comment Any other guides out there like Why's Guide to Ruby and Learn You Haskell?
Don't think starting with one language is necessarily better than another. You'll be fine with Ruby - can't go wrong there
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comment What superstitions do programmers have?
Heh, if I had it I would link it
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comment What superstitions do programmers have?
@vetler: Couple of years ago we were discussing the relevant study at work. Ever since then I've always put curly braces around single-line statements.
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comment What superstitions do programmers have?
Well they once did a study and apparently not putting curly-braces around single-line statements is the #1 cause of bugs