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A primarily VB.NET developer holding a degree in Aerospace Engineering. I have an interest in everything ranging from VB to C# to C to SQL to Javascript. I don't really hate on any language, they all have their usefulness though I find PHP's syntax to be quite hideous. I refuse to touch the Ektron CMS400 with a 10 foot pole but a 20 feet might be okay. I <3 refactoring. That is all.


Dec
28
answered Science degrees that are complementary to programming
Dec
27
comment Should I use the language I'm most comfortable in, or the company “standard”
@Mister Smith Even so, you still need to talk to your manager or somebody with decision making power in order to verify those reasons. See my answer on this question.
Dec
27
answered Should I use the language I'm most comfortable in, or the company “standard”
Dec
20
answered Static methods on a web context
Dec
8
awarded  Commentator
Dec
2
comment As a C# developer, would you learn Java to develop for Android or use MonoDroid instead?
@MartinWickman Java and C# are both hammers I don't think the quote really applies here. If I know C# why would I learn the idiosyncrasies of Java? They both hammer the same kind of nail. If it was a question between Haskell or C# I might agree with the point you're trying to make.
Nov
28
answered How to interview a natural scientist for a dev position?
Nov
2
answered How to handle management pushing legacy systems?
Oct
20
answered When do you drop old technologies from your resume?
Oct
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
7
answered Is it wrong to take code you have produced at work and re-use it for personal projects?
Aug
24
comment What job is better for a newbie, one that requires you to create a new program frequently, or something like software maintenance?
I actually love doing maintenance. It's generally more of a challenge and presents more of an opportunity to do some learning. However, I feel that a mix of both is the correct balance. New developers should start off doing mostly maintenance then work up to a roughly 50/50 split.
Aug
23
answered Tracking hours on a project
Aug
19
comment Negotiating with Google as a lone software developer
-1, This is a rant against Android/Google and doesn't address the question at all.
Aug
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
16
answered How old is “too old”?
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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awarded  Critic
Aug
12
answered Functional testing must be done by external party to avoid bias?
Aug
11
comment What does Google or Microsoft get by hosting JS files on their Content Delivery Networks (CDN)?
I'd say in most cases the client still has to ensure the new file gets to their local product. I think both Google and Microsoft allow you to specify which version you pull from the CDN.