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bio website developmentfun.blogspot.com
location Charleston, WV
age 43
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I work for WV WV Office of EMS as a programmer and web developer. I've been programming since I was twelve. I use C#, Python, VB.net, VBA, VB6, C, C++ and SQL mostly.


Sep
13
answered Is over-engineering a warning sign?
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
19
awarded  Yearling
Mar
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comment Why is verbosity bad for a programming language?
Oded, End-If is a much easier-to-understand construct for the end of a if-statement than brackets when the brackets are nestled inside of another if-statement, inside a loop, inside another loop, inside a function that is inside a class. All of the aforementioned blocks use the same brackets, meaning that trying to figure out which one a particular end-bracket matches less intuitive.
Feb
10
comment Assembly in a research paper
Yes, I mean that very few people would sit down and hammer out a compiler in assembly if a C compiler exists for the hardware. There are always exceptions, however.
Feb
10
answered Assembly in a research paper
Sep
8
comment My boss wants a narrated line-by-line English explanation of our code
When a manager gives me an unreasonable request, I first try to argue the point, then give him what he wants. In this case, a single function or module would suffice to show him that he is asking for something he doesn't really want.
Sep
8
awarded  Commentator
Aug
31
answered “It was working yesterday, I swear!” What can you do?
Aug
18
awarded  Editor
Aug
18
revised Should developers accept overtime/weekend work/denied bonus payments?
added a comma to separate "time" and "management" to make it read easier .
Aug
18
suggested approved edit on Should developers accept overtime/weekend work/denied bonus payments?
Aug
16
answered What to do with a not well organized application?
Aug
10
comment When do you know it's time to move on from your current job?
+1 for considering family! Many times, discussions of employment never touch family.
Aug
10
comment Importance of hobby projects
There is a dearth of "Yet another..." projects in the open source space precisely because of "everything I can think of has already been done."
Aug
10
comment Ashamed to admit using jQuery?
+1 for autominification.
Aug
2
comment Why should I write all the Statements within Try-Catch?
+1 for logging. Programs in the wild are black boxes. When they fail, a log saying "Here's what happened" goes a very long way to solving the problem. I've had errors in my programs that went unreported, and they were uncovered only after I found them in the log.
Aug
1
comment What can multiple threads do that a single thread cannot?
+1 for a Church-Turing Conjecture reference!
Jul
29
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
29
awarded  Student