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bio website crossingsrp.no-ip.org
location Akron, OH
age 25
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Apr 11 at 19:26

I've recently completed my MSc Computer Science from a UK institution, and have moved back to the US to begin work. I write in my spare time, enjoy cooking, and apparently am addicted to signing up for SE sites :).


Oct
24
comment Is there an established convention for separating Windows file names in a string?
Oh, the quadruple-backslash, how we love thee...
Jul
19
comment How to port this architecture to .net?
Can I do this with the built-in unit testing tools?
Jul
19
comment How to port this architecture to .net?
@Oded Do you want to make an answer with some frameworks that support this? I did look briefly into the idea of using unit tests to accomplish this but I wasn't sure I could segregate them in this manner, it's definitely work looking into.
Jul
19
comment How to port this architecture to .net?
@Euphoric Yes. This isn't normal software; again, if I explained what we were making the workflow would make sense, but I don't feel comfortable getting into too much detail (I'm probably being silly about it, but better safe than sorry when corporations are involved)
Jul
19
comment How to port this architecture to .net?
@Oded We'd like to be able to unit test other parts of the code, and we don't want all the software functions to run in their entirety during a build because many of them won't work on the build server. Can we segregate unit tests so that some of them are required for a build to be acceptable and some of them don't fire during the build sequence?
Jun
14
comment Should I tell a departed coworker about their “sev 1” defect?
@daramarak You sleep? I just enter a subconscious coding state. ;)
Apr
12
comment Why is it called a 'Here Document'?
Aha! That's the kind of trivia I was looking for :D Thanks!
Apr
12
comment Why is it called a 'Here Document'?
Sure, but I wouldn't call a picture a 'document', even if it fulfills some of the technical requirements outlined in Wikipedia
Apr
12
comment Why is it called a 'Here Document'?
Huh. Maybe it's a regional linguistics thing: I usually see "document" used as "The kind of file you'd make in Word" and "file" or "data" for more generic uses. The term "Heredata" would make more sense to me >.>
Apr
11
comment Why is it called a 'Here Document'?
Since when is a prettily formatted string a "document" necessarily? The one implies data connotation that a heredoc doesn't necessarily have. +1 for making me smile though :)
Feb
3
comment How could I make automatic tests for GUI?
@Gangnus My coworker informs me that even the emulator makes life difficult for debugging the GUI unless you have something designed for it, since it's a whole extra layer to deal with. As for modelling the tests, we use a tool to create flowcharts outlining the path through the program; our tool I think is made in-house, but it has the ability to generate lists of all possible traversals of the flowchart (which become our test scripts), which sounds like a feature you ought to be able to find easily enough or do yourself
Feb
3
comment How could I make automatic tests for GUI?
@Gangnus Drat, I was hoping at least one would. I'm not familiar with Android-specific development, unfortunately
Dec
7
comment Should I develop a product with minimal use so I can say I developed it?
I plan to do this project regardless; I'm making software that I need and can't find a good version of. But I do plan to look for some projects I can join onto later, once this is done.
Dec
7
comment Should I develop a product with minimal use so I can say I developed it?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen I plan to use this software myself, quite often. I don't understand how I gave the impression that I'd be slapping something together roughshod and throwing it out there, but that's not my intention in the least.
Dec
7
comment Should I develop a product with minimal use so I can say I developed it?
@ThorbjørnRavnAndersen Well if I'm releasing it, it'll WORK perfectly fine. The question is why on earth you'd WANT something like that. It's an application much more suited to a PC than a tablet or smartphone.