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I'm an Australian software developer working in the Oil & Gas industry. Programming in C#, WPF and Go. Big Raspberry Pi fan. I'm on twitter @dodgy_coder and write a blog at dodgycoder.net


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comment Does Microsoft have a free version of Visual Studio?
As of November 12, 2014, Microsoft has a Community Edition of Visual Studio that is equivalent to the latest Professional Edition. It is free for individuals, non-profits and small dev teams of less than 5 people. visualstudio.com/news/vs2013-community-vs
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comment What operating systems are used in airplanes, and what programming languages are they developed in?
I believe Airbus uses SCADE for the functional specification of the hardware and software in their flight control systems. The tool can generate either C or Ada code.
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comment Why does the US government disallow dynamic languages for secure projects?
I believe the term for this is monkey patching - mostly used to workaround around bugs or limitations with libraries.
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answered How to convince team members of the existence of a “mandelbug”
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comment Simple way to deploy Winform application to website
Have you thought about developing a smart phone app instead? Its just that it struck me as probably a good fit for an app, since you would have full access to the phone's hardware, including front and back facing cameras.
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comment Term for accidental features
I've heard the term "Bloombug" used to describe a bug which makes the developer some money, or generates sales.
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comment How can I convince my boss that ANSI C is inadequate for our new project?
@dan04 totally agree. I've also found porting C code much more error prone than C#, especially on embedded linux.