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A pointy haired boss who still enjoys firing up a code editor.

By day I'm a mild-mannered project manager at a software company in Clearwater, Florida.

By night, I do a lot of work on Zen Cart, and help moderate the Zen Cart forum.


May
3
revised Writing a killer use case for a cron job
edited title
May
1
answered Writing a company-wide developer's handbook
Apr
27
comment Where and how to mention Stackoverflow participation in the résumé?
+1 - concise yet informative; sends the message "I'm not watching Gilligan's Island reruns in my off time; I'm serious about my profession."
Apr
26
comment Is it inefficient to concatenate strings one at a time?
"Premature optimization is the root of all evil." -- Knuth
Apr
24
answered How to log configuration or code behaviour changes in non-disruptive way
Apr
20
comment When should you use bools in C++?
To restate @AndrewFinnel's point: Bool is more self documenting. A variable you set to 0 or 1 could be a counter; a variable you set to true or false is clearly a flag.
Apr
18
comment Is the creation of brand new software generally a major part of most programming jobs?
@RiceFlourCookies and while small is relative, projects that can be done by one person could reasonably be considered small.
Apr
17
answered Whose responsibility is a bug fix patch?
Apr
17
comment Is the creation of brand new software generally a major part of most programming jobs?
@omouse - sometimes yes, but sometimes it's just fixing blatant bugs in the implementation to meet the original specification. But you're right - a variety of activities are covered under the rubric of "maintenance."
Apr
17
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
16
comment Is the creation of brand new software generally a major part of most programming jobs?
There is absolutely nothing wrong with maintenance. But people find it less glamorous, so job descriptions tend to downplay it.
Apr
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
16
answered Is the creation of brand new software generally a major part of most programming jobs?
Apr
14
answered Can an issue tracking system be distributed?
Apr
14
comment question related to iPhone programming certification
I wish I could +1 this twice. There is NO EXCUSE, if you purport to be an iOS developer, for you not to have at least one App in the App Store. More impressive than any other credential.
Apr
12
revised Pointers in C vs No pointers in PHP
added 490 characters in body
Apr
12
awarded  Organizer
Apr
12
revised Why are some saying that Java will be the new COBOL?
edited body; edited tags; edited title
Apr
12
answered Pointers in C vs No pointers in PHP
Apr
10
awarded  Excavator