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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.


Apr
10
awarded  Excavator
Apr
10
revised Do enterprises use TIOBE ratings for programming languages?
edited body; edited title
Apr
10
revised How important is it for a programmer to have an online presence?
typos, grammar
Apr
9
comment What are the best practices for phasing out obsolete code?
Microsoft's practice is generally to remove a deprecated thing in the next major release. By contrast, Java never removes deprecated things - so it's up to you.
Apr
8
answered Motivation Problems, Middle School Programmer
Apr
8
awarded  Quorum
Apr
8
comment How often do experienced programmers have trouble getting their code to perform its intended purpose?
@Chris2021 stick with it! Rome wasn't built in a day.
Apr
8
revised Using PHP version 5.2 or 5.3 for commercial products?
typos, grammar
Apr
6
comment I can't program because the code I am using uses old coding styles. Is this normal to programmers?
Also: Test, make backups, use version control. If you're new, there are things going on in the source that you just won't understand, and what looks like an innocuous change can cause issues you don't foresee.
Apr
6
answered What to answer to a customer who asks which one of two equivalent technologies must be used?
Apr
6
awarded  Analytical
Apr
5
answered Function parameter names
Apr
3
awarded  Announcer
Apr
2
answered Should I go back to college and graduate with a poor GPA or try to jump into an entry-level development position?
Apr
2
comment I'm going to quit my job because of our platform: how can I leave a productive explanation of this?
The point is not so much to give a detailed explanation; it's to put a positive spin on what was (in truth) a negative experience. It is CRITICAL to keep the tone of job interviews on the sunny side.
Apr
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
31
revised I'm going to quit my job because of our platform: how can I leave a productive explanation of this?
added 1 characters in body
Mar
31
answered I'm going to quit my job because of our platform: how can I leave a productive explanation of this?
Mar
24
answered How to build a web service to detect content change(s) at an external website?
Feb
29
awarded  Nice Answer