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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
22
answered What would you change about C# if you could?
Sep
22
comment What would you change about C# if you could?
How would that be different from the Internal keyword?
Sep
22
comment Windows Service or Windows Task Scheduler?
I voted to close, this actually belongs on SO
Sep
22
comment How can I expand my web programming knowledge?
You also need to know HTTP, but I guess that's implied
Sep
21
comment What is the (craziest, stupidest, silliest) thing a client/boss asked you to do?
Nothing tops this.
Sep
21
comment Is Linq having a mind-numbing effect on .NET programmers?
+1 for "assumed that the ideal solution would involve Linq without actually thinking about it". It's really beyond me.
Sep
21
answered Working as the sole programmer at a non-tech company
Sep
21
comment Why are there so few female programmers?
That can't be the only reason - otherwise we wouldn't really have women in the workforce at all. In a normal (non-tech) company you might find there are 35% women and 65% men - in a software company you might find 2% women...
Sep
20
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
20
comment What are the disadvantages of test-first programming?
ChrisF - yeah I think that depends on whether you're switching from just doing Unit Testing to TDD or starting from a no-test environment. But I completely agree - it saves time in the long run.
Sep
20
comment What are the disadvantages of test-first programming?
Updated to give some clarification
Sep
20
revised What are the disadvantages of test-first programming?
Clarification was asked for, and clarification was given :D
Sep
20
revised What are the disadvantages of test-first programming?
added 1329 characters in body; added 2 characters in body
Sep
20
answered What are the disadvantages of test-first programming?
Sep
20
comment Why does it seem so hard for non programmers to understand versioning?
To be fair, lots of programmers don't understand versioning either. Heh, in fact - lots of programmers don't understand programming.
Sep
18
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
17
answered Should I have a blog to be a better programmer?
Sep
16
awarded  Nice Answer