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Focused on .Net Web Development

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Jun
5
answered Is unit testing development or testing?
Jun
1
comment Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
@Giorgio, or bill accordingly...
Jun
1
comment Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
@MartinBeckett, and the coefficient of gravity changes randomly from hour to hour...like when your system admin randomly decides to upgrade a server without telling anyone because "it will be transparent".
Jun
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
1
comment Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
But sometimes you need to get your software out the door NOW. You need to beat a competitor to market. Or you have a legal requirement to provide some information. Or you just need to get cash-flow so you will still exist when the mess you made in your "get it done" approach is a problem...which is sometimes a good problem. Because if you didn't have it, you didn't release on time, and your company is dead before it starts.
Jun
1
comment Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
@Rig, that's why I said 'most' and 'usually'. Some software is much more critical.
Jun
1
answered Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
May
31
answered Scrum Board for a distributed team
May
30
comment Tasks, jobs, activities, operations… which term to use when?
Why make them all different if they are basically the same thing?
May
25
comment Can a C# developer turned VB developer ever return to C# later in their career without a significant penalty?
I've gone back and forth. It's all .Net. Just sell it as you know both languages. And if possible keep a hobby project in c# to keep your skills up to date.
May
24
comment Convert list of 24-hour-precipitation values into total-by-hour
+1 "What you need, then, is the precipitation value for any single hour that's longer ago than 24 hours." Or a value of 0" for a 24 hour period.
May
24
comment Convert list of 24-hour-precipitation values into total-by-hour
This is a good question though. It seems simple, comparing a value to it's predecessor would tell you what fell. However, you never really know. For example at x-1 you have .5" in the previous 24 hours. At x, you see .4" previous 24 hours. So could think that means at x-24 there was .1" of rain, and none at x. However, it really just means that at x .1" less rain fell than 24 hours prior. It could have rained .3" at hour x, but at x-24 it rained .4" ...damn. You just know that at any given hour in the previous 24, precip is no greater than .5"
May
24
comment Convert list of 24-hour-precipitation values into total-by-hour
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner, or math.stackexchange.com?
May
24
comment Should the most recent date be named 'start' or 'end'?
So, if I say, what did you do between today (May24,2012) and two weeks ago (May10,2012) you'll what...explode?
May
23
comment Working on someone else's code
This is why we have QA teams.
May
22
comment Should the most recent date be named 'start' or 'end'?
@gb01, it's not guessing. It's time. Would you write a graphics library where a person, trying to draw a line, always had to start with the top/left most coordinate first, and never allowed them to draw from the bottom/right to top/left? Of course not. Because a line, like time, is a range of values. It does not matter what order the end points are given, the same result occurs.
May
22
comment Should the most recent date be named 'start' or 'end'?
@Treb, no, in this case, you are looking for a range, two dates, it really does not matter what order they are in. If I am drawing a line (which is essentially what time is) does it matter if I draw from left to right, or right to left? I can give the two x,y coordinates in either order, the same line gets drawn. No rules are as simple and strict as you seem to think.
May
18
comment Should the most recent date be named 'start' or 'end'?
@DavidPeterman, some people are just idiots and down-vote everything..
May
18
revised Should the most recent date be named 'start' or 'end'?
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May
18
comment Should the most recent date be named 'start' or 'end'?
@BenjaminLindley, Good catch! Hmm...I better go double check my code that I copied this from... It appears mine worked because it was arguments in a constructor being assigned to properties, so the original argument value was never being re-assigned *phew*