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I'm a software engineer, focusing mostly on the areas of databases and ETL. I'm a bit of a jack of all trades and master of none, and I like it like that - variety being the spice of life, and whatnot...


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answered How to deal with people who don't want to share knowledge?
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comment What is the reporting function?
Wish I could upvote this more than once. Well done on a superbly complete answer.
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comment When do you drop old technologies from your resume?
@mcottle, I once got handed a 22 page CV from an Austalian woman, and up until now, I had always assumed she was just insane.
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comment Can we guarantee a program will never go wrong?
My whole point is that no program is ever "correct". Everything is always a work in progress, and is only ever right until it's wrong. Computer science is a science after all. I do see what you're saying, and that may be more where the focus of his question is. However, I think that makes my answer all the more relevant, rather than less so.
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comment Which programming methodology would be a good fit for us?
You are so accurately describing an old workplace of mine that it's uncomfortable.
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answered Can we guarantee a program will never go wrong?
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comment My boss wants a narrated line-by-line English explanation of our code
Exactly as well as you might expect. ;) However, the point had been made, and the requests stopped. I don't know whether that was because I had convinced her to the validity of my argument or she decided it wasn't worth the hassle and gave up.
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