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Former applied math grad student, current automated GUI tester.


Oct
21
answered Why learn more programming languages?
Oct
10
comment Under which circumstances (if any) does it make sense to work for a startup, for free?
+1 for profitability. Sure you might love working somewhere, but eventually it has to sustain itself or else you're just ripping yourself off.
Oct
3
awarded  Organizer
Oct
3
revised Are corner and edge cases too often ignored or disregarded and why?
edited tags
Oct
3
comment How long to spend estimating programming tasks?
It's easy. Just plan some time to look at your work load and estimate approximately how long the estimates will take and...oh, wait.
Oct
1
comment Which web site gives the most accurate indication of a programmer's capabilities?
I wouldn't say that no one is doing this. It's probably more true that no one hires this way for very long, if you catch my drift.
Sep
25
answered How can calculus and linear algebra be useful to a system programmer?
Sep
23
awarded  Pundit
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?
added 215 characters in body
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?