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Software developer, familiar with C,C++,Python,BBC Basic, Pascal, ARM Assembler. Currently writing software for sensors in the machine tool industry.

Apr
12
comment What are the best practices regarding unsigned ints?
@Job I would say you should use some kind of compiler/interpreter enforced restriction on your months. It may give you some boilerplate to set up, but for the future you have an enforced restriction that prevents error and communicates much clearer what you are expecting. Preventing errors and easing communication are much more important than inconvenience while implementing.
Apr
12
comment How best to learn OOP concepts/principles practically?
This is very true. I have never though of this before, actually when dealing with a language that is very focused on OOP and tries to solve everything with OOP you will never learn which problems are not really suited to OOP.
Feb
26
awarded  Constituent
Feb
26
awarded  Caucus
Jan
9
comment Programming with ADD/ADHD
Honestly I think you should study what ADHD really is before drawing your conclusions (and posting them as an answer). ADHD will cause you to suck more at some task and excel in others, but all in all it will still be up the the individual skills of that person.
Jan
8
comment Programming with ADD/ADHD
A problem with the browser settings, are that I depend on stack overflow at work, and I am also completely addicted to it :)
Jan
8
comment Programming with ADD/ADHD
The GTD method is partially fine. But it has it's issues. One thing is the walkthrough of the inbox. It is very easy to jump on every sub 2 minute actionable item (because all of them seem to be quick to complete) and suddenly you find yourself yak-shaving. But the lists are very find.
Jun
14
comment Should I tell a departed coworker about their “sev 1” defect?
@Chad I don't, I do some of my best work in the car to and from work. However when I go to sleep...
Apr
12
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
12
comment Should I be bothered if my LOC/day ratio is too high?
+1 Although you cannot point to studies that show that LOC is a bad metric, it is easy to find studies that have run into problems because they used LOC as a metric.
Mar
1
awarded  Yearling
Feb
14
awarded  Critic
Feb
14
comment Should every member of a team use the same IDE?
Shouldn't peoples preferences matter to a workplace? Is preference nonsense? Isn't a programmers satisfaction a benefit to the company? I am sorry but this doesn't "compile" for me.
Dec
19
awarded  Scholar
Dec
19
accepted Are there serious companies that don't use version-control and continuous integration? Why?
Aug
1
answered What are the best practices regarding unsigned ints?
Jul
12
awarded  Teacher
Jun
30
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
8
comment Are there serious companies that don't use version-control and continuous integration? Why?
I can imagine that problems like this arise when there are poor communication from the developer and upwards in the managements. Thankfully not all companies are like this. Where I work, we are expected (if not obligated) to tell the management if something could make us more effective.
Apr
8
comment Are there serious companies that don't use version-control and continuous integration? Why?
For the places with legacy code, did they do automated builds, or did they have a manual building/deployment plan?