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bio website championkitchens.com
location Pittsburgh, PA
age 30
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
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I am a software engineer in Pittsburgh, PA with a focus on architecture, design and development of solutions in both Java and .NET technologies.

I recently helped a friend build a website for a business he is starting. http://www.championkitchens.com


May
25
answered Anyone code at a treadmill desk?
May
24
comment I've taken a job where there is no work to do!
@dietbuddha, Ahhh... the American Dream at its finest! :)
May
24
comment I've taken a job where there is no work to do!
This can be like riding a bubble on the stock market. You want to try and milk the cow as long as you can but once they realize you are expendable then the bubble bursts. You want to try and get out before this happens.
May
24
answered I've taken a job where there is no work to do!
May
24
accepted Best practices for web application Authentication/Security (Any Platform)
May
24
answered How to avoid micro management from a client? [Design Job]
May
24
comment How does SCRUM manage an enviroment where team members are shared?
+1 for common sense, You just can't assign three women to a pregnancy to get it done in three months. It makes more sense to dedicate people to a specific task.
May
24
comment How does SCRUM manage an enviroment where team members are shared?
+1 Renesis for a GREAT post! @Brook, Assuming they only get an hour or two a day to work on your project then you just lower the overall team focus factor by a lot. In such a team you would never get good acceleration so your estimates will be perpetually high on even simple user stories.
May
23
comment Best practices for web application Authentication/Security (Any Platform)
Thanks, that is a good checklist.
May
23
comment Best practices for web application Authentication/Security (Any Platform)
I also want to add that I am not pointing out the security flaws in Facebook as an "excuse" necessarily for a poor security model in my application. Just because Joey's mom lets him watch rated R movies doesn't make it right :)
May
23
comment Best practices for web application Authentication/Security (Any Platform)
Great post, I forgot to add though that the username will not be the email address, however a user will have an email address stored in the system. Funny you mention this though because even popular sites like Facebook are susceptible to packet sniffing for email addys and passwords.
May
23
comment How do you tell if advice from a senior developer is bad?
@Jaap, First of all I am talking about a tech lead or project lead, this need not necessarily be a senior dev. Secondly, it is not about their feelings, it is about moving towards a common goal as a group. The lead should have some semblance of control over his group regardless if he is wrong. The lead is the one who takes responsibility for buggy code that is put out, incomplete features, and missed deadlines so if he is a fool then he will suffer. If the company doesn't recognize he is a fool then the company will suffer.
May
23
asked Best practices for web application Authentication/Security (Any Platform)
May
23
comment How do you tell if advice from a senior developer is bad?
I think that is a terrible idea that will just get him into trouble. It is important to be a team player.
May
23
answered How do you tell if advice from a senior developer is bad?
May
23
comment How do you tell if advice from a senior developer is bad?
+1 For "He is more on the for the success of the project than you are". How true it is. I know you junior developers don't appreciate how lucky you are to not have that kind of stress on you because I sure didn't when I was a junior developer. Now get off my lawn!
May
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
23
awarded  Critic
May
23
comment How to explain the value of unit testing
@Wayne, Everytime I read one of your questions I am convinced that you need to find a new job. They are a stodgy outdated relic in software development and you aren't. If a window opens up for you jump for it and don't look back.
May
23
comment Is this a worthwhile course to take?
@Curt, I am going to guess and say that you don't have the benefit of working with senior developers. You would benefit MOST in your career path by having a mentor. Its not good for somebody with less than 4 years experience to be on his own like this. I understand this very well, my first job out of school was writing a web app for my friends, step-dads company and I had no mentor to teach me the finer points. Your in a good situation though being mostly self taught that can be a great selling point as a junior developer. It shows motivation and drive. I would hire you over a kid with certs.