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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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answered What traits do the best managers you've worked for have in common?
Sep
29
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
Would this still apply to a startup? Many startups work crazy hours and they would probably tell you up-front that you may need to work 60 hours a week from time to time...
Sep
29
awarded  Mortarboard
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Good Question
Sep
29
comment Why no client-side HTML include tag?
The <iframe> element basically says "load the specified html document and stick it here". You would choose it instead of ajax if you want the document to be loaded immediately, not on a javascript call... Frames are NOT windowing layout of HTML. Div, p, br - these are all elements used for layout. You don't use frames for layout (or you shouldn't anyways).
Sep
28
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
28
answered Should I accept a job if pair programming is required?
Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
Heh, so have you tried Windows 7? :-)
Sep
28
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
@Josh: It's obviously a virus!
Sep
28
revised When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
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asked When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
Sep
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revised Is it OK to have multiple asserts in a single unit test?
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answered Is it OK to have multiple asserts in a single unit test?
Sep
28
comment What would be a few ideas/concepts from programming that I can have on paper and hang on a wall as art?
Uhm yeah that's why I only put XKCD and The Oatmeal - they both have posters which you can buy!
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revised What would be a few ideas/concepts from programming that I can have on paper and hang on a wall as art?
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answered What would be a few ideas/concepts from programming that I can have on paper and hang on a wall as art?
Sep
27
comment Testing minor browser version compatibility
Writing Selenium code in a JUnit unit test is not unit testing. It's integration/system testing being run by a unit testing platform. Unit testing means you test a single unit of code in isolation, for example a single method on a single object. Browser testing is NOT unit testing.
Sep
27
revised Testing minor browser version compatibility
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