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bio website fsdavis.com
location Chile
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Preacher, programmer, and entrepreneur.


Jun
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awarded  Constituent
Jun
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awarded  Caucus
Sep
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awarded  Yearling
May
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awarded  Editor
Feb
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comment Can you be a manager and a programmer at the same time?
+1 I am a manager and programmer. I work very much like Chris describes here. I am a good programmer, but a great organizer. I think it is a great advantage as a manager to remain technical and involved in projects. My style comes from my first boss, who was also a manager and programmer -- and very good at both.
Jan
29
awarded  Critic
Jan
21
comment Is it normal for programmer to work on multiple projects simultaneously
@gasan We would all like to work on "one thing at a time". However, working on more than one project, reading other people's code, and dealing with varying requirements is the path to ninja-hood.
Jan
18
answered Are your projects completed on time or past the deadline?
Jan
5
comment Things to be aware of Client Relationships as a Beginner?
+1 This is the best overall answer. All of these points are extremely important. I would only add that the vast majority of clients are not qualified to judge whether a developer is skilled or not. They are looking for the person that they feel is the least amount of risk. So a developer must establish credibility and trust through professional presentation and conduct. This is important for a beginner can understand.
Dec
29
answered Important non-technical course for programmers?
Dec
24
comment What should every programmer know about programming?
I will plus one for learning how to read other people's code. It's more difficult that most of us realize, but an essential part of successful programming.
Nov
25
awarded  Enthusiast
Nov
24
comment Would you hire programmers without a 4-year college degree?
+1 for experience, intelligence, and personality.
Nov
21
awarded  Commentator
Nov
21
comment Career advice: stay with PHP or start a new career in something else ( .Net?)
It might not count, but I got a pretty good contract job through StackOverflow Careers, with possibly another one on the way -- and my reputation is only 3 digits. But to make my comment germane, I should add that one job is Python and the other job is PHP. I'm also working on another project that uses C++. I would have missed out on so many jobs over the years if I had been hung up on the programming language.
Nov
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
3
comment How do you feel about those companies that try to use the newest technologies?
+1 for coding with the target audience in mind.
Oct
25
comment How would I unit test database logic?
Good answer. I like to create throw-away databases using sqlite. That's not possible if you want to test things that are specific to the database implementation (like triggers, for example), but it does allow quick and harmless setup/teardown.
Oct
21
comment Can someone find a job as a programmer without an education?
I have to agree with starting at a smallish shop. Experience is key. I've been a manager and programmer at these kinds of shops for most of my career -- places where experience and results matter more than education. Also, I have a high school education, but never went to college.
Oct
19
comment Make a big deal out of == true?
+1 for sure. is, has, exists, enabled (or any -ed ending) makes it read like natural language.