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Software Engineer.

Feb
10
comment How can I estimate how long a project will take?
Get a dart board. Throw a dart at it. Times the number you hit by 10. Than double it.
Feb
10
comment Why hasn't C# gained much traction within the opensource community?
@tmitchel2- I am pretty sure RavenDB is written in .net.
Feb
9
comment what do you do to keep learning?
@Michael, I feel I can talk intelligently about tons of things. Now if I had to actually use them or were considering them for a project, there would be a ramp up period but at least it wouldn't be a cold start.
Feb
9
comment Will high reputation in Stack Overflow help to get a good job?
While not easy to get a high score, I wouldn't use just a SO score to determine the quality of a developer. This is for the same reason that I don't assume someone that has a MS MVP title is intelligent. The ability to regurgitate knowledge doesn't equal a good developer. Sorry but relying on one indication of skill is an amateur move at best. On a side note, While it doesn't occur often, it is funny to see someone answer get up-voted because of who they are or rep, even though it is wrong.
Feb
9
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Feb
9
answered what do you do to keep learning?
Jan
27
answered How many lines of code can a C# developer produce per month?
Jan
7
comment How is “SELECT *” read in English?
This!!!!!!!!!!!
Dec
29
comment Web Developer or Software Engineer?
I didn't know there was a difference between software engineer and Web Developer. The things you learn. :)
Dec
16
comment Is there still a need for writing SQL?
Can an ORM handle dynamic queries? I know you can change the where clauses without much issue (in most ORMs). But is there one where you can change the whole sql statement on the fly? I know a few uses where that would be impotent and where raw sql would probably be easier to deal with.
Dec
16
comment Is there still a need for writing SQL?
@richeym: Those where the first things that popped into my mind. The other answer have my back though. The point being is an ORM is just a tool, there are cases where raw sql is preferred.
Dec
15
answered Is there still a need for writing SQL?
Dec
13
comment Is it appropriate to ask for reasons after rejected after the interview?
If you ask, they have to tell you. However what they tell you, may not be the truth...
Dec
9
comment Does the usage of LINQ and Lambda Expressions lead to less readable code?
Humans, in general, hate change. A large percent hate it so much that they actually fear it.
Dec
8
comment 5 years of university education vs. 5 years of work experience - Which would you pick if hiring?
Depends on the job. Is it entry level? Is the position expecting to know a lot or a little? Is someone needed with practical know how or theory? The question is more or less unanswerable at the moment.
Dec
8
comment Any real use of pointers in C#?
Ahhh man, I saw the question and got all happy because I would get to explain that in C# you use pointers all the time but you had to go and ruin that by explicitly saying the unsafe keyword. Dang it! :)
Dec
6
comment Does OOP fulfill the promise of code reuse? What alternatives are there to achieve code reuse?
@Steven A. Lowe Well I wish that were true. I wish I had your luck because I have seen code reuse in the non-generic form. It wasn't pretty.
Dec
6
comment Relevance of HTML5: Is now the time?
No problem. While MS does "push" their technologies, they do understand picking the right tool for the job. That is why IE9 (when released) will actually support web standards. I know a shocker. =P
Dec
3
comment Relevance of HTML5: Is now the time?
+1 for not yet but learn it. On a side note, The "MS has pretty much banked on it over silverlight" is not true. The stuff about silverlight that came out of PDC were over reactions. Silverlight is not going anywere as seen by the Silverlight 5 announcement.
Nov
30
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