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Independent Software Development Contractor, specialized in C++ developments and 3D rendering.


Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Aug
7
comment Why are deadlines always so short?
Are we talking actual deadlines, or finalizing dates based on estimates? The two are not the same! The date of the trade show is a deadline - you miss it, you've missed the window of opportunity. Constantly overrunning your own estimated completion date is a signal of an estimation problem.
Jul
12
awarded  Yearling
Feb
6
reviewed Reject Unit of Work pattern
Dec
5
comment Is a senior programmers advice about always using books a good idea?
It sounds like the senior might know why he is following these particular ways of solving problems - but maybe doesn't want to take the time to explain why to you, and is just pointing you to the resources that do explain it. Have you read the resources he has directed you to? Do they explain why the solution chosen was picked?
Dec
5
revised Are “TDD Tests” different to Unit Tests?
added 26 characters in body
Nov
29
comment How to choose a code style for C++
Coding style is probably one of THE most opinion-based topics in programming, and C++ adds a notch or ten. I'm with @ratchetfreak - the only definitive statement you can make is "be consistent".
Nov
25
answered Documenting the effect of std::move
Nov
19
answered Should we be completely honest to our clients about a time frame for a project?
Oct
8
comment C++ control reaches end of non-void function
@Cyanfish - if you have access to C++11 you should be returning nullptr which has better type safety. Actually in this particular case you might even want to return a std::unique_ptr that potentially contains a nullptr, depending on the ownership situation of the return value.
Sep
4
answered Why are we supposed to use short functions to sectionalize our code?
Aug
14
reviewed Close How to track features in a big project ?
Aug
14
reviewed Close Browser as a rich client platform
Aug
14
reviewed Leave Open estimation method at the “just finished definition phase”
Jul
12
awarded  Yearling
Jun
6
reviewed Leave Open Why are constructors not inherited?
Jun
4
reviewed No Action Needed Is this book a reliable source for beginning Java EE?
May
28
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
comment Is this a valid example of a dangling pointer?
The example code given declares a regular float variable as well but it is not used - are you certain you've copied the example correctly?
May
23
revised Is this a valid example of a dangling pointer?
Cleared up the question.