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Dec
28
answered How to persuade programmers to follow the basic rules
Dec
28
comment How do you respond to a request for 'emergency contact information' for when you are on vacation?
@sbi I agree. I prefer to not do any work while on vacation. But my post was making the point that I am willing to when necessary.
Dec
28
comment How to explain DependencyProperty using real world analogy?
@Scott Whitlock. You are probably right. I'm new to the concepts and those bullet points are what I've been using to keep things straight in my head. There are probably some subtleties I'm missing.
Dec
28
answered How can you plan long range resources and budgets when using Agile methodology?
Dec
20
answered Two possible solutions to a problem, DB design
Dec
20
comment Confused about ASP.NET Ajax, jQuery and JavaScript
@Conrad Frix very true. But really who uses that old piece of garbage nowadays? :-) (just a joke don't flame me)
Dec
17
answered Is there a canonical book on Ruby on Rails?
Dec
17
answered Confused about ASP.NET Ajax, jQuery and JavaScript
Dec
17
answered Best way to model a singleton in a relational database
Dec
17
answered Benefits of TOGAF or similar?
Dec
16
comment Perception of a developer that uses a pre-packaged web implementation for their personal site?
This. I don't expect developers to write their own operating systems or word processors. Why would I expect them to write their own blog engine or CMS?
Dec
16
comment How to convince your boss to give you a better developer machine?
We have a CI server. It isn't the cost of doing frequent integration builds. It is the cost of just doing normal development work that I was calculating.
Dec
16
answered How to convince your boss to give you a better developer machine?
Dec
16
comment How to teach Delegates
@bjarkef, yes that is another way to think about it.
Dec
16
comment How do you respond to a request for 'emergency contact information' for when you are on vacation?
@sbi, I would not fault someone who took the position that they did not want to be disturbed on vacation, but it is not the stance I take. I am a salaried employee and I am being paid to be on vacation, so answering the occasional question or attending a half hour conference call doesn't bother me.
Dec
15
comment Is there still a need for writing SQL?
What is the "N+1 problem"? I'm not familiar...
Dec
15
answered How do you respond to a request for 'emergency contact information' for when you are on vacation?
Dec
15
answered How to teach Delegates
Dec
15
answered How to explain DependencyProperty using real world analogy?
Dec
13
comment What do you call a developer with automated testing specialty?
Agreed this is the title of people I know working in this area at Microsoft.