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I've been spending over the last decade of my life building games.

I have a deeply seeded love of Python and the open source community as a whole.

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Aug
29
answered Abstracting away the type of a property
Aug
29
comment Python Coding standards vs. productivity
@Job: I'd definitely downvote your comment if I could.. Sure, there are points in the question that are indicative of poor leadership, but that doesn't make them "idiots". Introducing standards is always a good thing. I also hardly see how finding a tool that will check coding style automatically even comes close to being a solution when dealing with the overhead of refactoring legacy code.
Aug
29
answered Python Coding standards vs. productivity
Aug
16
comment Function declaration as var instead of function
@shabunc: The name doesn't matter. What matters is the value in the callstack. As an example, [NAMESPACE]_[fn name] is the convention used by Mozilla. The name itself doesn't matter as long as your convention is consistent throughout your project.
Aug
16
comment Function declaration as var instead of function
@shabunc: What about it? It's listed in the last paragraph of my answer.
Aug
15
comment Order of learning sort algorithms
Learn bogosort before all others ;)
Aug
15
comment Is There Any Benefit To Participating On Sites Like TopCoder And Or GoogleCode?
Is there a difference between this answer and mine?.. Just sayin' :)
Aug
15
answered Is There Any Benefit To Participating On Sites Like TopCoder And Or GoogleCode?
Aug
15
answered Automation at GUI or API Level in Scrum
Aug
14
answered Using UML and Use Cases in Game Design
Aug
14
comment Function declaration as var instead of function
@Austin: Perhaps you read it at w3schools? ;)
Aug
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
13
comment Function declaration as var instead of function
@ErikReppen: Woops, thanks for the catch.
Aug
13
answered Function declaration as var instead of function
Aug
10
answered How to implement a simulation pattern for a repository?
Jul
3
comment I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code — what now?
Better yet.. Rather than just run the program, unit test your new modules :)
Jul
3
comment Is programming too easy if compared to other fields?
@Kevin: I truly hope you're just trolling. Computer science bleeds into a good software engineer's life on a daily basis. Of course, more so in some professions than others.
Jul
3
comment Is programming too easy if compared to other fields?
@Kevin: Insult? No. Fact? Yes. Unless you're the next coming of Torvalds or Knuth, I'd venture to say you truly don't have a clue what you're talking about. Although, they would know how complex and difficult engineering is (past CRUD ops) and wouldn't be as obtuse as to make a claim such as you did. Ignorance must be bliss.
Jul
3
comment Is programming too easy if compared to other fields?
@Kevin: And IMHO, anyone claiming that good software engineering is not hard, either doesn't know what a software engineer is, hasn't gone through formal training (and doesn't know what it is), or simply hasn't done anything of consequence.
Jul
3
comment Is programming too easy if compared to other fields?
@Kevin: Let me know when you get through TAOCP and then tell me it's not hard...