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I bought my first computer, a TI 99/4A at the age of 14. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to write software.

Many computers, operating systems, and programming languages later, I still enjoy writing software. In those days, the code might have been to play a tune, a lunar lander clone or even a little hardware integration to turn on and off lights. Today, I design and write software for enterprise customers. But, there is still a little time for those small utility applications that help out around the house.


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answered Industry has no place for passionate programmers?
Mar
20
comment What ways are there to determine if an idea for change is viable or not?
@Kenneth Maybe I'm missing the point of your question and thoughts, but it seems incredibly minor versus the goal: Writing rich and functional user interfaces. Your commentary doesn't seem to associate a problem related to the goal. Unless this isn't your goal and this is purely an academic exploration. If so, it really doesn't matter what people use or do. Things like terminology will continue to evolve as the art and science of UI design and implementation evolves.
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20
answered What ways are there to determine if an idea for change is viable or not?
Mar
18
answered How do you answer “Rate yourself” questions?
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12
answered Scriptable user-interfaces/frameworks for automated UI testing
Mar
11
answered What do you do when one thinks the code isn't complicated enough?
Mar
11
answered Does professionalism in job postings matter?
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awarded  Commentator
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comment UI Testing with Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2
@Seth-not sure how much it matters. This is such an immature area that each significant release is likely to change the game. Given that MS finally has the automated testing bug(pun intended), their offering should continue to improve. Telerik will probably be focused on taking the MS solution to the next level.
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answered UI Testing with Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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revised Dealing with inflexible programmers
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Feb
16
comment Software bug/defect classification
What problem are you trying to solve ?
Feb
16
comment Dealing with inflexible programmers
@Marci-I've always believed the field of software development has allowed a percentage of the population from avoiding mental health hospitals. Not that they shouldn't be institutionalized, but that they can hide within some development teams.
Feb
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answered Dealing with inflexible programmers
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answered How should I manage a team with different skill levels?
Feb
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answered Assembly as a First Programming Language?
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awarded  Editor
Feb
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revised What is the motivation that makes you to stick with current job?
poor choice of their for there
Feb
6
answered What is the motivation that makes you to stick with current job?