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Developer and PM.

I spent many years working on SQL Server Express, including the awesome LocalDB version. Was also breaking things on EBS team in Amazon Web Services :-)


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awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
14
answered Features that encourage use of project management software
Jan
25
answered What is a 'Null Terminated String' ?
Jan
16
comment Is it ok to use static (compile-time) assertions in unit tests?
To add to that - just make sure the compilation error is easy to understand and fix. Sometimes, like when code generators or internal DSLs are involved, the compile errors get so cryptic they have limited value.
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Dec
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answered Does Visual Studio 2012 Express support NUnit tests?
Nov
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comment How to deal with well-meaning open-source contributors?
The only thing I would add is to ask this person for the first pull request to be something small, to avoid them spending too much effort on it before you can see their code. When faced with a "challenge" like this, they may feel obliged to submit something big and impressive :-)
Nov
29
revised Is it reasonable to require passwords when users sign into my application through social media accounts?
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Nov
28
answered Is it reasonable to require passwords when users sign into my application through social media accounts?
Nov
27
comment Project Dashboards
To clarify - ideally the graph would be level, which means the completion date is not slipping. Negative slope would mean we're making progress faster than we estimated, which is possible but rare :-) The troublemakers are indicated by the labels put on bumps in the completion estimate - in my experience these things work best when highlighted intentionally, instead of auto-generated, as this is human-to-human communication after all. You could get fancy and have a bar-chart instead of line chart, and play with splitting the bar into "work done", "estimated work left for component 1", etc.
Nov
27
answered Project Dashboards
Jun
19
comment Dynamic Post-build event in Visual Studio
Can you update the post-build step to use $(MSBuildProjectDirectory) property instead? It should always point to the location of *.csproj file, no matter what solution it is called from. See msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms164309.aspx.
Jun
16
comment What is the benefit of writing to a temp location, And then copying it to the intended destination?
Sometime writing to a temp file is also useful when several instances of your program could try to upload the same file at the same time, and you cannot rely on the file system to provide the right locking level (like poorly-defined cloud storage API). Using temp file will make sure the resulting file won't end up with a mix of data from both uploads. Of course this is just another instance of atomicity.
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Jun
16
comment The cost of longer delay between development and QA
The section focuses on the cost of fixing bugs related to the phase it was introduced and fixed, but some of the data mentioned seems to be carry more general premise. I updated my answer to reflect that.
Jun
16
revised The cost of longer delay between development and QA
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16
answered The cost of longer delay between development and QA
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awarded  Teacher
Feb
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answered How can I get started writing code?
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