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I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2011. I currently work for UTC Aerospace Systems in Massachusetts. My full CV is available on StackOverflow Careers and LinkedIn.

My professional interests include software project management, software engineering process, software measurements and metrics, leadership, and professionalism in software engineering. I'm also a casual student of psychology and sociology, especially as they apply to a business context. Personally, I have taken up photography as a hobby. I'm also a casual gamer.


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comment Genetic Algorithm in Django: Defining an Individual?
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comment How can an experienced programmer learn C# fast?
@DanLenski As far as I know, there is no place for questions like this on Stack Exchange. If you have more concerns, please raise them on Meta.
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comment What versioning system uses something like UA50 for the releases
It seems like this is about how your company identifies versions or releases. If that is the case, we likely can't answer your question. You should ask someone in your company who knows. If it's about something else, you should edit your question to be more clear as to what exactly you're trying to understand.
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comment Interop class instance method with optional parameters in C#
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comment Extension in use case diagram: Library management example?
@Ahmed Usually, no. But in reality, it could - there's nothing really preventing it as far as I know. Personally, I almost never add the includes or extends - I may draw a relationship dotted line between actors or use cases to indicate that they may be related in some way, but I leave the specifics up to the design time (since I'm usually identifying use cases with requirements).
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comment Extension in use case diagram: Library management example?
@Ahmad My text describes the difference and the specific implications of using each notation. Inclusion implies that the use case is not available by itself, but that each implementation of "look up a book" in the cases that include it could potentially be different. Extension implies that the use case can be carried out on its own and would generally share the same concept of looking up a book.
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answered Extension in use case diagram: Library management example?
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revised Are there any A.I. resources that explain the concepts and present source code?
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answered What is the purpose of a Code Review
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revised Which online/hosted bug tracking tool do you use for your own work and projects?
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