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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.


Sep
28
answered How do you go from a so so programmer to a great one?
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
Spelling error - changed WaitN to WatiN
Sep
27
comment Testing minor browser version compatibility
I think you're misunderstanding the concept of 'Unit testing'. Automated testing != Unit Testing.
Sep
27
answered Testing minor browser version compatibility
Sep
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
26
comment Getting humiliated by your senior programmer
How do you deal with people who are really annoying?
Sep
26
answered How do you know when you are tired of programming in your life?
Sep
26
comment If one is to learn a new programming language each year, what should the list be?
I don't really believe in this '1 language per year' thing, but I do think you should definitely know at least one compiled and one dynamic language
Sep
26
comment Why no client-side HTML include tag?
Yes that's exactly what an iFrame is for.
Sep
25
comment Why no client-side HTML include tag?
I disagree - I think that's exactly what frames do. What else are frames for except including more HTML?
Sep
24
comment Can I do anything to improve performance in VS 2010?
Think you need more than 2GB ram for VS 2010 - it's a memory monster
Sep
24
answered What is the most frequently used design pattern?
Sep
24
comment How do you decide what to work on in your own time?
Yeah Project Euler is a great way of learning new languages
Sep
24
answered How can I maintain my technical skills after becoming a project manager?
Sep
23
comment Have You Ever Had To Code “Badly” For Your Team?
Haha, sneaky - nice tip
Sep
23
answered Have You Ever Had To Code “Badly” For Your Team?
Sep
23
answered What are the benefits of using database abstraction by ORM?
Sep
22
comment What are the arguments against or for putting application logic in the database layer?
I would guess cause you can make changes to your database without committing it to version control, but you can't really do the same with code...
Sep
22
comment What are the arguments against or for putting application logic in the database layer?
My guess is it's because they sit around most of the time doing nothing, so when you finally give them something to review they want to really milk the attention. Maybe it's just me...