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bio website nickchaves.com
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seen Jan 15 at 22:35

Web software engineer.

Server (Java, PHP) and UI (JS, CSS)

Designer and photographer on the side.

I'm a serial user of the double __ space after a period — even though people tell me it's obsolete in the computer-world, I can't shake the habit from my 7th grade typing class.

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Sep
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awarded  Custodian
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21
awarded  Famous Question
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
14
comment Can programmer certifications substitute for degree requirements
@Philip Actually it did a good job of training many of the engineers, and they would have been playing video games, not contributing to open source, instead. I think in every sense it was worth it, except maybe for those who didn't learn anything. Again, not seeing the problem here.
Sep
13
comment Can programmer certifications substitute for degree requirements
@suslik I did the SCJP cert. I did it because, in an initiative to train up his very young crew, my CTO offered bonuses to anyone who could pass it with a 80% or better score. I learned a lot of details about Java doing it, and that has served me well. "The Wrong Move"? Really? When I could have spent the time doing literally anything else?
Sep
5
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
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awarded  Publicist
Sep
2
accepted What is MVC, really?
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awarded  Booster
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Aug
31
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
29
comment Why don't inherited methods use child properties? (PHP)
@ButtleButkus I believe that when this original discussion about OOP/not-OOP got started (I didn't start it) it was about whether this specific example was OOP or not.
Aug
26
awarded  Booster
Aug
26
accepted How to do TDD for something with many permutations?
Aug
25
awarded  Announcer
Aug
24
comment What makes for a good architect/manager/lead developer?
I can't help but feel like this list is very negatively oriented. This is like "protect me from bad stuff." What about positive impact?
Aug
22
comment Can a loosely typed language be considered true object oriented?
I don't think that really is the point, because that checking doesn't have anything to do with OOP. You can still cause bad casting at runtime in a "strictly" typed language, anyway.
Aug
21
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
21
comment Can a loosely typed language be considered true object oriented?
@delnan Again, thanks for the link. I've integrated it into the answer because I think you are right: it's worth educating on this wherever possible.
Aug
21
revised Can a loosely typed language be considered true object oriented?
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