621 reputation
45
bio website chrisfolger.com
location Raleigh, NC
age
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Jul 9 at 0:09

Sep
20
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
5
awarded  Yearling
Jun
20
answered What should I include in my repositiory from IDE projects
Mar
24
answered Why is it so hard to get employees to update the issue tracker?
Mar
23
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
17
answered How would you react if someone told you your code is a mess?
Nov
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
12
comment Should I expect my team to have more than a basic proficiency with our source control system?
@JoshuaSmith Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have such expectations and I'm fine being held to them. I'm just basing my assertion on my (albeit, limited) experience introducing Git in a corporate environment.
Nov
12
awarded  Yearling
Nov
12
answered Should I expect my team to have more than a basic proficiency with our source control system?
Sep
4
comment Specific reasons for still using Subversion?
Having persuaded the rest of my team (in a fairly bureaucratic corporate environment) to switch from SVN to Git, I don't think there are any reasons to keep SVN around. One of the benefits of Git is that people lose the fear of committing, branching, merging, etc. because there is another layer between them and the central repo. If you mess up a merge, commit the wrong things, whatever, you just reset to an earlier commit and get back to work. Once you commit to SVN everyone sees it. I used SVN and enjoyed it for awhile, but there are better tools now.
Mar
13
answered How do I prove I'm a capable full-time hire after 3 years of a CS degree & lots of summer experience?
Feb
28
awarded  Teacher
Feb
28
awarded  Editor
Feb
28
revised Convince a lone developer to use a separate build tool instead of the IDE one-click build
added 1 characters in body
Feb
28
answered Convince a lone developer to use a separate build tool instead of the IDE one-click build
Nov
30
comment Self-documenting code vs Javadocs?
+1 my favorite is when the company code standard requires documented methods, but everyone uses a generator that just repeats what the code already says. Tedious, and useless.
Nov
25
comment Is reference to bug/issue in commit message considered good practice?
+1 always do this! I just took on maintenance of a project that is filled with gems like "this may have been the cause of bug 5423" We don't have access to their bug tracker.
Sep
5
awarded  Supporter