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bio website randylevy.wordpress.com
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Software developer and architect with over 18 years of experience in designing, building and testing distributed enterprise applications.

Achievements & Groups: Microsoft p&p champion, Member of Enterprise Library & Unity Advisory Boards, Microsoft Certified Professional.


Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
25
awarded  Constituent
Feb
25
awarded  Caucus
Mar
27
comment How does one pronounce “cron” as in “cron job”?
-1, I was hoping for a haiku. ;)
Jun
24
comment Move on and look elsewhere, or confront the boss?
+1 - Great answer. I also have to agree with @Aaronaught. While leaving is an option and the job does not sound ideal (I'm still waiting!), I feel like I'm living on a different planet than the "run run away" crowd.
Jun
24
awarded  Commentator
Jun
24
comment Is it illegal to rewrite every line of an open source project in a slightly different way, and use it in a closed source project?
Can we still call it a Chinese wall?
Jun
24
awarded  Critic
May
31
comment What's your suggestion if the company didn't recognize my contribution towards a big project?
@Beofett: I'm not up on the literature but I do see your points. Perhaps my reticence to take this point of view is a matter of definitions? Even if "praise" is counterproductive I still have to believe that acknowledgement/encouragement are required to maintain motivation and morale. I have no research to quote; I simply base this off of my personal experiences. e.g. Praise: "I really liked the effort you put in on this project" vs. acknowledgement: "You put in a lot of hours to deliver on time" vs. no feedback. I would take the factual acknowledgement every time (and an occasional thanks :).
May
31
comment What's your suggestion if the company didn't recognize my contribution towards a big project?
@Beofett: I wasn't able to read the study (and don't profess to know the subtleties of the jargon) but the abstract has a "finding that task-irrelevant praise impaired performance." So it sounds like this isn't the type praise I would normally associate with a specific project.
May
9
comment When deciding on whether or not to work for a new company, what are your dealbreakers?
So Oracle good, Intel bad? ;)
Apr
29
awarded  Editor
Mar
28
answered More job responsibilities, yet still entry level?
Mar
18
comment Why do ads for s/w engineers always say they “offer a fast-paced environment”?
Good question. I just saw this a week ago (but similar postings appear all the time): "Fast-paced environment, Work under pressure". Sounds like a dream job. :/
Mar
15
comment How was programming done 20 years ago?
+1 for RTFM and experiments. Also for the VAX/VMS EDT and TPU flash back. :)
Jan
11
awarded  Teacher
Jan
11
answered Should a c# dev switch to VB.net when the team language base is mixed?
Dec
9
awarded  Precognitive
Oct
17
awarded  Supporter
Sep
14
answered Working at home for a junior developer