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bio website obviouscode.com
location Sydney, Australia
age 44
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Jul 20 at 22:35

A former Java, Cold Fusion, VB, Infopump, OpenROAD, asp, jsp, php, javascript, actionscript, C, C++ developer who has now got spent 5 year dedicatedly programming in .NET (mostly C#).

Have recently become addicted to Python and lisp.

I am also stumbling along with F# and Erlang for no readily apparent reason other than they're there


Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
5
awarded  Self-Learner
Dec
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comment What can be the cause of new bugs appearing somewhere else when a known bug is solved?
I liken it to a bubble in a sheet of contact. Push it down, it pops up elsewhere. The better my coding gets, the less I see it
Sep
29
awarded  Yearling
Feb
25
comment Harmful temptations in programming
aka 'Damn you, Minecraft'
Jan
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
9
answered As a programmer, are you required to do timesheets?
Oct
31
answered Have you ever found yourself using a specific tool in favor of another just because it looks better?
Oct
26
comment Biggest mistake you've ever made
If you got into programming for the money, you should get a new career. Not that the money isn't there, it is, but you need the obsessive love for programming that true developers have, or you will burn out very quickly
Oct
26
comment Biggest mistake you've ever made
They're more likely to have picked up a stupid mistake along the way, like those listed here, that will make the a more careful developer though
Oct
25
comment Which things instantly ring alarm bells when looking at code?
//TODO: Comment on this answer
Oct
21
awarded  Critic
Oct
21
awarded  Editor
Oct
21
revised How do you keep focused through long compiles
added 156 characters in body
Oct
21
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
21
answered Do you think that exposure to BASIC can mutilate your mind?
Oct
21
comment How do you keep focused through long compiles
Damn, I knew someone would come up with a 'greater discipline' answer ;p Actually, whilst I think I do that a lot already, that would be a brilliant habit to entrench. It's so tempting at times to let the compiler tell me what I need to work on next, rather than have to think about it.
Oct
21
awarded  Student
Oct
21
answered How do you keep focused through long compiles
Oct
21
awarded  Commentator