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bio website reanmachine.com
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C# .NET / ASP.NET Developer for a local business building tools & Websites.


Feb
15
answered Strategy for keeping up with (Python) language changes
Feb
9
comment Why do game developers prefer Windows?
Note for any time-travelling readers: As of April 2014, XNA will be officially dead. The last release (4.0) was published in 2010 and won't be seeing a new version between now (2013) and it's sunset.
Nov
30
comment How to deal with well-meaning open-source contributors?
Appropriate Account name?
Sep
19
comment Bug Tracking Etiquette - Necromancy or Duplicate?
To add to this: Linking to the old bug tells a reviewer you acknowledge there's a dupe and you have got something to add (or the conditions have changed). Most dupes happen because people don't search first and you get 10 people submitting the same bug.
Aug
10
comment Why is Java the lingua franca at so many institutions?
In my degree we did Pascal first, then Java as our OO language. Past 2nd year though, 90% of profs didn't care what language you used. Some of us used c/c++/ruby/C#/python/even haskell, but most people stuck with what they knew, java. Only a handfull of courses required using assembly/c/c++ namely things like our 3D graphics (optional) course prettymuch enforced c/c++ for opengl. And obviously the basic systems course enforced SPARC assembly (because we were intentionally working & a low level). I hear they've moved to python/c++ in 1st year now though....
May
26
comment Fear of releasing a hobby project - how to overcome?
Don't forget, version control allows people to see IMPROVEMENTS in code. Seeing someone started out with bad code but was able to shape it up into a fine looking example shows a) They can learn, b) they are willing to improve old code instead of ignore it
Feb
7
awarded  Commentator
Feb
7
comment Regulation of the software industry
Aren't a lot of these "good enough" situations that later cause bugs often the fault of management/marketing saying: "SHIP SHIP SHIP!"
Aug
9
comment TDD negative experience
Maybe you should write some tests for your tests! :p...... I Kid, I Kid
Feb
7
awarded  Critic
Feb
2
comment .NET Reflector is no longer free - how does everyone feel about this?
It's probably obfuscated! (Or Native?)
Nov
26
comment Is COM truly dead?
I sure hope so....
Oct
27
awarded  Supporter
Oct
1
awarded  Teacher
Oct
1
awarded  Autobiographer