210 reputation
17
bio website
location Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
age
visits member for 3 years
seen Apr 1 at 6:00

Full-time developer and part-time Stoke City supporter


Dec
22
awarded  Yearling
Feb
25
awarded  Caucus
Nov
23
comment When should I make the first commit to source control?
When you power your machine off at night, think... if my hard disk fails tomorrow when I power my machine on how much work am I going to lose - and can I remember everything that I did since the last commit" - then think - should I just commit before going home?
Aug
8
comment How big does my project need to be for me to unit test it?
Agree with this - when working in a single developer shop you need to strike a balance between software quality and testing everything (which can take up a lot of your time). Don't forget that everytime you make a change you may need to modify your unit tests to suit
Jul
6
answered Is committing/checking in code everyday a good practice?
Jun
29
comment My boss decided to add a “person to blame” field to every bug report. How can I convince him that it's a bad idea?
The boss is probably on performance related pay and one key performance indicator is the number of bugs reported. Hopefully he/she will share out his bonus to the development team at the end of the year.
Jun
13
comment Should I tell a departed coworker about their “sev 1” defect?
Think about how you would feel if someone contacted you about your second year computer science college project to say it had a memory leak. Most likely they will feel the same.
Apr
27
answered Completion time on a company where the supervisors don't know programming
Apr
23
answered Should I use a code repository if I am the only one working on a project?
Apr
18
awarded  Commentator
Apr
18
comment What does Windows 8 mean for the future of .NET?
- and we still have people running VB6 apps on Windows 7 (and we plan to run them on Windows 8 as well!)
Apr
16
comment INI files or Registry or personal files?
@NeilWhite - agreed they should have permissions but an over zealous IT administrator can change this (or give read/write but not create permissions). Also the OP did not mention that these settings were necessarily per user, they may be per machine.
Apr
13
answered INI files or Registry or personal files?
Dec
22
answered Form screenshot for legal proof of clicking one of the checkboxes?
Dec
22
comment Form screenshot for legal proof of clicking one of the checkboxes?
Playing devils advocate though the AllowPromotionalMaterial column in the db could be switched at some point in the future to a different column name and the original used for some other data
Dec
8
answered Is an unfinished computer science degree at all useful?
Aug
15
awarded  Critic
Jul
22
comment Will staying in this position affect my career negatively?
You could always stay there for a while and then when you feel you have enough experience go contracting as a 'VB6 expert' as these skills will be in short supply - you may still hate the dev environment but the pay check will be considerably larger
Jul
19
answered How loyal should I be to my present employer?
Jul
14
comment What would be a good name of practices you don't (usually) learn at university?
What a 40 hour week feels like