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bio website linkedin.com/in/gordonmcreel
location Jacksonville, FL
age 29
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I'm a .NET web developer by trade, but really, I just like to code. I've dabbled in Ruby, Python, Java, Haskell, C/C++.


Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
May
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
18
awarded  Critic
Nov
21
comment Why should a class be anything other than “abstract” or “final/sealed”?
What advantage do you gain from having three classes instead of just two? Also, how is Collection<T> a "half-assed abstract class"?
Nov
21
revised Why should a class be anything other than “abstract” or “final/sealed”?
added 352 characters in body
Nov
21
answered Why should a class be anything other than “abstract” or “final/sealed”?
Jun
24
awarded  Yearling
Jun
15
comment use of script tag in different position of page
@OliverWeiler Because it's off-topic.
Jun
9
answered How do you stay in touch with a programming language?
Jun
6
answered Good design for class with similar constructors
Jun
1
comment Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
@Chad - I agree with you. It is a balance. All of the things that you mention would fall under "a genuine time constraint" as reasons for get-it-done programming, and in the short term, it's okay and even advantageous as you point to do so.
Jun
1
answered Why do some programmers think there is a contrast between theory and practice?
May
19
revised Naming classes, methods, functions and variables
Corrected terminology
May
19
suggested approved edit on Naming classes, methods, functions and variables
May
7
comment The Box Model: Internet Explorer vs. W3C
In case you don't know, you can now specify which box model to use in your CSS file. Use the attribute "box-sizing" and set its value to "border-box" if you want to use the IE box model.
Apr
4
answered Shelving code in Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Feb
8
comment Is it a must for every programmer to learn regular expressions?
Why wouldn't you want to learn them? You've already encountered at least one situation where you would've benefited from knowing them. Doesn't it stand to reason that you may find yourself in a similar situation in the future?
Jan
27
awarded  Analytical
Jan
7
comment cost trade-offs for deploying changes to prod, stored procs vs. LINQ
+1 - This is a well-reasoned answer, but one could also argue that the risk was introduced into the system as much by the developer who erroneously relied on the columns being in a certain order as the DBA who reordered them.
Dec
13
comment Why are .NET ports called Iron*?
Perhaps, marketing?