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I'm a software developer at a telco supporting line-of-business applications. We use a variety of technologies from ASP.NET to Perl. I've come to appreciate SQL more over time, and I now spend most of my time in the database.

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Jun
14
suggested suggested edit on Organizing my products database
Jun
14
comment I'm doing 90% maintenance and 10% development, is this normal?
+1 True enough, threatening to resign is a common characteristic in people who get promoted
Jun
12
answered I'm doing 90% maintenance and 10% development, is this normal?
Jun
12
comment I'm doing 90% maintenance and 10% development, is this normal?
+1 for mentioning salary.
Mar
21
comment How can I refactor a code base while others rapidly commit to it?
Except that the abstraction will not stand the test of time. And any problem with the abstraction lifts a local fix into an fix that potentially has application-wide impact.
Mar
20
comment How can I refactor a code base while others rapidly commit to it?
Exactly right! Big refactorings go nowhere (see Netscape 6, or the Project Pyramid)
Mar
20
answered How can I refactor a code base while others rapidly commit to it?
Dec
14
comment two approaches to database modeling - which one to use when
Your second approach is called EAV Enter the term in google for exhaustive discussion of the EAV design model.
Nov
19
comment What Part of Your Project Should be in Source Code Control?
Hehe I'm not arguing against source control, just against blindly using source control for everything. If source control has a very complex workflow and that doesn't add value, I would prefer not to use it.
Nov
18
comment What Part of Your Project Should be in Source Code Control?
Imho you should balance the cost with the benefit. If you have to spend 2 hours a day on source control, that's probably not worth it. Focus on areas where source control adds the most value.
Nov
18
answered What Part of Your Project Should be in Source Code Control?
Nov
18
comment What Part of Your Project Should be in Source Code Control?
+1 "Anything for which you want to track changes"
Sep
20
awarded  Yearling
Aug
25
awarded  Student
Aug
25
asked Switching from SVN to Mercurial: one repository or many?
Jun
4
answered Do I really need oop for my kind of job? After 10 years I think I don't
Mar
26
comment Windows Permissions for Developers?
Well the idea is that the virtual server is on corpnet, but you are not. So you can be local admin
Mar
26
awarded  Commentator
Mar
26
comment Windows Permissions for Developers?
The opposite might work better: use a corporate workplace in a virtual environment. Corporate IT usually provides this for managers anyway, and you only use it to read and send email.
Mar
26
comment Windows Permissions for Developers?
@Martin Beckett: Well, colleagues one floor down had this problem. They went for the PM approach, and the PM arranged for local admin, faster laptops, and bigger screens.