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Former applied math grad student, current automated GUI tester.


Sep
17
comment Are Git branches, in fact, “homeomorphic endofunctors mapping submanifolds of a Hilbert space”?
+1 for discrete vs continuous reasoning to rule out why this statement is incorrect :)
Sep
16
comment Are Git branches, in fact, “homeomorphic endofunctors mapping submanifolds of a Hilbert space”?
As a git enthusiast and someone who has a Master's in applied mathematics, I suspect the answer is "No".
Sep
12
comment php make dollar optional
-1 for asking "Why can't the language just change their syntax to suit someone's preference?"
Sep
2
comment Is using Git Stash as a workflow an antipattern?
@AlexG That's a valid point. I'm asking the question here to see if there's any "gotchas" people have found.
Sep
2
comment Beginning a sentence with a function name?
This is exactly why things like StackExchange allow for marking "code" as formated like this
Aug
18
comment In the days of modern computing, in 'typical business apps' - why does performance matter?
One other thing to keep in mind re algorithm choice: due to libraries and abstractions, a lot of algo choices have been made already for you or at least "under the hood". You should still know the implications of them on performance. And that performance does matter.
Jul
23
comment Can a closed-source programming language survive?
+1 but the title vs actual question is a bit misleading. Survival isn't the same as success.
Jun
20
comment Coded UI test Automation Technique
I think your question is way too broad as is. UI automation is a surprisingly large topic with many arguments for and against.
May
23
comment What Kind of Source Control Do High Security Projects Use?
@delnan If a hacker got a clone URL and access to a network, they'd potentially get the entire project and history of a project. Does that sound secure?
May
23
comment What Kind of Source Control Do High Security Projects Use?
Also, here's a precedent for asking such questions like this: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/145669/…
May
15
comment Is using interfaces on internal code a good idea?
I actually just don't think I'm being quite clear enough. Or it's not a great question :)
May
15
comment Is using interfaces on internal code a good idea?
Great description of interfaces, but this doesn't quite answer my question.
Jan
5
comment At what point is version control needed?
Good point but I'd say these days source control is just as beneficial on non-professional environments as well.
Dec
13
comment How to Deal With The “Automation is Easy” Mindset?
+1 for your last reason. So true!
Dec
13
comment How to Deal With The “Automation is Easy” Mindset?
Great post, but the big problem: what happens after you log in? Most of this logic starts to get really flaky.
Nov
25
comment What are proven advantages of tools like GWT over pure JavaScript frameworks?
Have to argue a bit with the Unit testing benefit. Java has better unit testing support and tooling for sure, but GWT does not out of the box, necessarily.
Nov
11
comment Are “Compile to JavaScript” Frameworks Hostile to Continuous Integration?
@JeffO Probably not, but a full rebuild could be helpful on a nightly basis, or even multiple times a day, if possible.
Nov
11
comment Are “Compile to JavaScript” Frameworks Hostile to Continuous Integration?
Depending on the settings, the GWT build can take over 20 min. The separation of pure Java/GWT makes some sense, actually.
Aug
21
comment Looking for companies with strong R&D departments, specifically for A.I., but I can't seem to find many. Are there only a handful?
I just read an article suggesting that large companies are fairly poor at R&D, and that it usually gets "outsourced" to start-up communities. The strongest start-ups then get acquired by big corps.
Aug
16
comment Are Frequent Complicated Merge Conflicts A Sign of Problems?
The fact our codebase is somewhat "young" (approx 6 months old, gone through several major refactors) could be an indicator of this.