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bio website emeraldcode.com
location Redondo Beach, CA
age 39
visits member for 3 years
seen Dec 23 at 4:35

Currently consulting remotely as a full stack web developer.

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jason-sebring/49/ab6/b88/

github: https://github.com/sebringj


Dec
18
comment How to create a random generator
+1 I would consider different data sources like weather measurements for your seed. wiki.cdyne.com/?title=CDYNE_Weather
Dec
17
comment Should developers be responsible for tests other than unit tests, if so which ones are the most common?
@BryanOakley maybe say "it is your job to create good working code for your given use cases and scope" because its just too open ended. It ends up shouldering too much blame on a developer and developers just hate that.
Dec
17
answered Should developers be responsible for tests other than unit tests, if so which ones are the most common?
Dec
17
comment Should developers be responsible for tests other than unit tests, if so which ones are the most common?
"It is your responsibility to deliver defect-free code." is fairy land. You can deliver what the scope requires but edge cases and business logic interpretations make your statement impossible to live up to. Why do you think every major release of software has releases and patches etc? Because we are all imperfect including the business logic.
Dec
11
comment Is there benefit to maintain a large project with bad code?
@rwong sort of. Our life is not as long as we think it is. Its very important to focus on what you career should be rather than distract yourself with the bad along the way and be consumed by it because of some idealism that one should suffer before one can be happy.
Dec
8
comment Is there benefit to maintain a large project with bad code?
@upton, I'll rephrase since you were the one asking. My point is not to say maintenance is bad. My point is to advise you the best way I know from my experience of moving forward so much faster than my piers and making so much more money than all my piers from college. I chose creativity and passion and fun over boredom and drudgery. It inspires your everyday and your brain and wallet will thank you for it.
Dec
7
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Dec
7
comment Does an unexperienced programmer need an IDE?
I ran a little screen scrape on programmers.stacexchange.com. Using the word "depends" or "depending" seems to increase the likely hood of votes while people answering with phrases starting with "I would..." or starting with "Yes" or "No" tends to be voted down. Tip for writing posts: don't have a clear opinion on anything.
Dec
7
comment Is there benefit to maintain a large project with bad code?
OK, I understand what you mean. I just don't see boredom and stagnation as a positive thing as its not conducive to expanding your mind or learning new things as the older you are, the more you need this type of thing to keep your mind sharp and life interesting. The natural course of things is to become dull without this push similar to the effects of exercise on the overall health of a person.
Dec
7
comment I'm doing 90% maintenance and 10% development, is this normal?
How can I get downvoted for telling the real truth here? Business folks will exploit the hell out of you. Is everyone here idealist fools? Wake up and smell the money that you are losing.
Dec
7
comment Is there benefit to maintain a large project with bad code?
So you are kind of saying... If you are going to die soon, spend your remaining days in hell?
Dec
7
comment Is there benefit to maintain a large project with bad code?
@StevenBurnap that's called a rewrite my friend. Let's not pretend here.
Dec
7
comment Is there benefit to maintain a large project with bad code?
We have Jeff Atwood to tell us about these things already. Why must we work at a place which embodies bad practices to appreciate good ones? This is madness.
Dec
7
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Dec
7
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Jun
16
comment What is the benefit of writing to a temp location, And then copying it to the intended destination?
If the application requires it, do it. Otherwise, do what makes sense. Your brain is telling you that its not needed in this case. I'm in the camp of doing the least amount of work possible as you can tell by my answer so I recommend doing the least amount of work possible for the app.
Jun
16
answered I'm doing 90% maintenance and 10% development, is this normal?
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Mar
15
comment How do you manage extensibility in your multi-tenant systems?
Brian, FYI kitgui.com and hubsoft.com if you are curious.
Mar
14
comment Why choose an established CMS as opposed to building one from scratch?
There is newer technology from the old CMS install approach where you don't have to learn really anything and can program in your own language. I built one myself because I got sick of this installation problem or using some cushy cms thing that works for designers. My profile has a bit of how to go about it.