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Former applied math grad student, current automated GUI tester.


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.
Jul
18
comment What do you say in a code review when the other person built an over complicated solution?
Sometimes you have to do things you don't like, such as telling someone who put a fully day's work into writing complex code that "it's no good, roll it back and start over" or something along those lines. It sucks but you'll be thankful you did.
Jul
10
answered Is it worth making a commit solely to resolve non-critical typos?
Jun
29
comment Are programmers bad testers?
+1 for "mindset is fundamentally different". These are different roles after all, with related (but different) skill sets.
Jun
26
comment Why is it good to split a program into multiple classes?
A lot of concepts/ideas in programming (OO-principles, distributed source control, coding standards) only really make sense when you work on relatively large projects in a team. You'll understand why when you actually work on such projects.
Jun
20
awarded  Enthusiast
Jun
13
answered Learn programming backwards, or “so I failed the FizzBuzz test. Now what?”
Jun
11
answered Testing applications with statistical features
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Jun
4
accepted Are More Comments Better in High-Turnover Environments?
Jun
1
comment Are More Comments Better in High-Turnover Environments?
@Caleb Even if it wasn't clean and clear, do you really think smattering comments all over the place would help? Why not just write some documentation elsewhere with descriptions?
Jun
1
asked Are More Comments Better in High-Turnover Environments?
May
29
awarded  Civic Duty
May
29
revised Return random `list` item by its `weight`
some quick grammar edits
May
29
suggested suggested edit on Return random `list` item by its `weight`
May
25
comment Python flavor of regular expressions - related to which?
@Cyclops Ah, I see. I misunderstood. The only resource I can provide for looking that syntactic differences among flavours of regex is twitter.com/#!/RegexTip