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experienced software engineer with many years in the industry, mostly c++ for large-scale, high-reliability systems.

May
20
comment Is there a difference in resource allocation & efficiency between a web app and a compiled one?
Nonsense. As long as you can add a string to a variable that contained an int, runtime perf will be very relevant. There are many other similar constructs that require more work at compile time too. This is why asm.is is fast, and why nobody writes it manually.
May
20
answered Is there a difference in resource allocation & efficiency between a web app and a compiled one?
May
20
comment Is there a difference in resource allocation & efficiency between a web app and a compiled one?
"Computers don't get tired" - true, but I get tired listening to the CPU fan whirring away at full speed when the CPU is pegged at 100% for some time. (and again when my electricity bill arrives :( )
May
17
comment Why is Java not 'pure' OOP?
sure, but the compiler would to take account of all these factors, and all the areas where they might interact, and the overall scope of such a change would increase the complexity of the compiler significantly.
May
17
answered Why is Java not 'pure' OOP?
May
16
answered How to manage a winforms application installed in many PCs connected to a single sql database?
May
14
comment What advantages does TFS have over Tortoise SVN in this scenario?
Redmine and AnkhSVN - solves the lack of features you like with SVN, but much cheaper (and better - sharepoint, ughhh).
May
14
answered Advantage of Tagging a Release in SVN versus Only Leaving a Comment for the Commit
May
14
answered Release management with Azure and Visual Studio Online (Cloud TFS)
May
14
comment What are some effective ways of making scrum more dynamic earlier in a sprint?
maybe scrap Scrum and go to a more Kanban approach might help them.. or everyone for that matter.
May
14
comment How do you get relevant and useful information out of a client in regards to a job?
I'd still look to why they came back and disagreed with you. How is that possible after going through those meetings? Did you not understand their reqs, or is something else going on.
May
14
answered How do you get relevant and useful information out of a client in regards to a job?
May
13
comment Is lack of whitespace a sign of a cargo cult programmer?
@JeffO some people are just lazy and don't take pride in their work.
May
13
comment Why can't a server continue to act on a request after sending the response?
there are ways around the "it failed" problem. Eg. a system I work on writes data to files (which is quick and easy) then another process reads these at its leisure and persists them to a DB. The response can be quick whilst still leaving work to still be performed. Also a RAID10 array will be faster than the SSD (as SSDs work best random access, tx logs are sequential) and won't be quickly destroyed by the massive amount of writes to it
May
13
answered Why can't a server continue to act on a request after sending the response?
May
13
awarded  Custodian
May
13
reviewed Close Asserting in public methods
May
13
awarded  Custodian
May
13
reviewed Leave Open Do we tell the object to do something or do we do something (on/with/to/etc.) the object?
May
13
reviewed Close Relevance of HTML5: Is now the time?