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Developer at Stack Exchange, working on the Q&A engine that powers our sites.

Formerly a community manager and elected moderator on Stack Overflow/Programmers Stack Exchange. I like cats, computers, and video games... pretty much in that order.

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Apr
17
comment How do you keep your basic skills from atrophy?
@JohnGaughan Looks about right. I updated my post. Thanks!
Apr
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revised How do you keep your basic skills from atrophy?
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Feb
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Jan
30
comment How do you unit test private methods?
@TallGuy Allow me to distill my answer here to its core point. The answer to "how does one unit test private methods?" is "One doesn't."
Jan
21
comment (Why) is it important that a unit test not test dependencies?
@Chris I think I'd test them separately. Having tests for SomeClass and MyClass would allow you to quickly pinpoint where a problem is if something fails. If you just had MyClass tests that implicitly validated SomeClass, you could spend time debugging MyClass in case of a failure when the fault wasn't there in the first place.
Nov
19
revised Which concepts are pertinent to plan a “end-user documentation” strategy?
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Nov
13
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Nov
8
comment Testing my model for hybrid scheduling in Embedded Systems
While there is a recommendation aspect to this question, I think there's also a stronger core ("how can I model X") that trumps it.
Sep
13
revised Is it a bad practice to modify code strictly for testing purposes
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Aug
28
comment Why do some programmers hate the UI part of the development?
@ZanLynx I was talking about UI implementation. Stuff like arranging buttons on the screen, wiring up events to them, etc.
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Apr
4
revised How to create a Web app that “interacts” with email?
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