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Software Engineer.

Nov
17
comment What are the worst false economies in software development?
:( I have seen to many of these too often.
Nov
16
comment How do you deal with boring repetitive tasks and activities?
Read stackoverflow and programmers.stackexchange a lot. =P j/k
Nov
16
comment Is what someone publishes on the Internet fair game when considering them for employment as a programmer?
If personal life is separated from professional life, than I see no reason why it should matter. If the person can not do that than don't hire them.
Nov
15
comment Importance of theoretical knowledge alongside hands-on ability
@Aidan: you know pirate > ninja. So yeah. Deal. oh yeah, fixed to be correct word.
Nov
15
revised Importance of theoretical knowledge alongside hands-on ability
spelling...
Nov
15
answered Importance of theoretical knowledge alongside hands-on ability
Nov
9
comment Why do so few large websites run a Microsoft stack?
Cost of a license from MS is not terrible. My local MS evangelist told me that if you are paying full price for MS products, that you are doing it wrong. Meaning if you work with MS, you will get product discounts. The fact is you are paying for support (more or less). That is why RHE linux can exist. You are not buying RHE, you are paying for the support. It is more or less the same thing with MS products and services. It is up to the costumer to figure out if they can live without the safety net.
Nov
8
comment Why do so few large websites run a Microsoft stack?
To the TOC point. With the free sides of things you do not get any support. You are pretty much on you own to find someone that can help you if you run into problems. With the paid side, there is normally the added bonus of support that comes with the products fee. The dice rolls both ways, companies have switched to free siting the cost savings in the short term. Others have switched from free because of the lack of support and cost being more in the long run because of it. Both are valid. It depends on what is impotent for your situation.
Nov
1
comment WPF - What are the implications of the current rumours
In terms of fat client UX in .net, your choices are WinForms and WPF. WPF is generally better than WinForms (at least now after the .net 4.0 release).
Oct
26
comment If you were the manager of a team of 25 developers, how would you motivate them?
:joke: I would fire the best developer in order to show the remaining 24 that no one is safe :/joke:
Oct
25
comment Which comments instantly ring alarm bells when a programmer says them?
+1 because I have had to utter that phrase before... In my defense, I did dig through tons of code to try to figure out why... However the depth and complexity of the .net framework bested me. I will agree that this will set off alarms because it normally means the developer did not look into the problem deep enough to fully understand it.
Oct
25
comment Which comments instantly ring alarm bells when a programmer says them?
Wait, people fix compiler warnings? :)
Oct
25
answered Which comments instantly ring alarm bells when a programmer says them?
Oct
25
comment Which comments instantly ring alarm bells when a programmer says them?
They use normally doesn't know what they "need". However they do know what they want. Sometimes they are the same thing. Other times they are not. A good developer can figure this out. :) If we (collective we) made what the user wanted, there would be millions of facebook clones.
Oct
13
comment What are good social coding sites?
Edited answer to relate better to question.
Oct
13
revised What are good social coding sites?
added more to relate to question; added 78 characters in body
Oct
13
answered What are good social coding sites?
Oct
13
comment Does your company have a written policy about contributing to open-source projects?
@mathepic, MS has many projects on codeplex that are open source. Some are even being actively worked on. My point is that MS is not the same company they were 10 years ago. To be fair they have a long ways to go...
Oct
12
comment Does your company have a written policy about contributing to open-source projects?
@pavel - That doesn't make sense as they started codeplex and contribute to jquery. I would like to know where you got that from because it is counter intuitive.
Oct
11
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