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Former applied math grad student, current automated GUI tester.


Sep
22
comment I need a decent alternative to c++
So you tried C++ and it wasn't working out for you. That's not unusual. But why the heck did you think to try PHP next? It's like trying to learn classical guitar and giving up for Guitar Hero.
Sep
20
comment Copy-and-Pasted Test Code: How Bad is This?
This is mainly how I feel. Nearly identical test code is ok in a lot of cases, but identical test code repeated is bad news.
Sep
20
accepted Copy-and-Pasted Test Code: How Bad is This?
Sep
20
answered Learning about security and finding exploits
Sep
19
revised Copy-and-Pasted Test Code: How Bad is This?
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Sep
19
revised Copy-and-Pasted Test Code: How Bad is This?
added 220 characters in body
Sep
19
asked Copy-and-Pasted Test Code: How Bad is This?
Sep
16
awarded  Yearling
Sep
11
answered How do I hire testers by giving them a buggy app for testing their efficiency?
Sep
4
comment Selling your services when you use uncommon technologies
Just because services are not popular doesn't mean there aren't individuals using them. Usually there are communities around any given technology. Seek them out if you can and find out what is available and where.
Sep
4
asked What Does It Usually Mean for a Feature to be “Supported”?
Aug
31
accepted What Are Some Tips For Writing A Large Number of Unit Tests?
Aug
21
asked What Are Some Tips For Writing A Large Number of Unit Tests?
Aug
16
comment Why do developers need to keep up to date with technologies and methodologies?
In software development, there's a push to do both: get to know some technologies in depth and keep up on the ever changing new technologies. This is partially why it's so damn hard to find good developers.
Aug
15
comment What is the relevance of resumes in the age of GitHub, Stack Exchange, Coursera, Udacity, blogs, etc.?
+1 You've got to be very good in order for employers to bypass reading your resume. The vast majority of us simply aren't at that level.
Aug
14
answered Standards of unit testing output
Aug
1
comment Can one edit a built-in Python module?
Exactly the answer I would've written. Python is designed to be modded, quite literally.
Jul
31
comment Why can't the IT industry deliver large, faultless projects quickly as in other industries?
+1 for "QA / QC is not emphasized as heavily as it could or should be for larger projects." Would you fly in an airplane that was built "quick and dirty"? What about using a bridge that was built "faster" without any "needless" testing to delay things?
Jul
29
answered Why can't the IT industry deliver large, faultless projects quickly as in other industries?
Jul
24
comment Are there any design patterns that are unnecessary in dynamic languages like Python?
Kind of an interesting question, since it implies that language choice can effectively substitute for code constructs.