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

May
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answered Distributed SVN?
Apr
29
revised How to port cli c++ program with GNU libraries from windows to Linux
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Apr
29
answered How to port cli c++ program with GNU libraries from windows to Linux
Apr
29
answered How can I test parts of my application against the output of third party application?
Apr
28
comment Coding style (do more, then simplify)
shock, horror... you have to think and design before coding.. I thought that approach went out in the 90s :-)
Apr
27
awarded  Custodian
Apr
25
comment Is the algorithm more important than the programming language?
and in fact this is what happens in a lot of industries, games for example have a lot of Lua code that glues C++ code together for both performance and productivity.
Apr
25
comment How should I implement code review in this situation?
trac / redmine - they do almost exactly the same things... redmine just looks prettier :)
Apr
24
answered How should I implement code review in this situation?
Apr
23
comment What is the best way to prove that in-code documentation is greater than extensive external documentation?
screenshots aren't exactly dev documentation, but essential for user docs. Maybe they form part of internal training, and for that - the dev counts as a user. though I have worked with some complex packages where a screenshot would have helped tell me what it was supposed to do.
Apr
23
comment What is the best way to prove that in-code documentation is greater than extensive external documentation?
and I've looked at 5 million loc programs and thought.. "where's the architectural diagram?"
Apr
22
comment How much documentation is enough?
or in a more common quote: Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler - Einstein.
Apr
22
answered What is the best way to prove that in-code documentation is greater than extensive external documentation?
Apr
22
answered REST vs RPC for mobile development
Apr
22
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
22
revised Is GCC dying without threads support on Windows?
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Apr
21
answered Is GCC dying without threads support on Windows?
Apr
21
answered How to implement better security in Linux?
Apr
20
answered Scoring/analysis of Subjective testing for skills assessment