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I am a C# ASP.NET developer, with a long professional history of work with web and Microsoft technologies.

I am passionate about writing usable and secure software and am constantly learning.

Blog at http://OdedCoster.com/blog.

I have written a blog series about getting good answers on StackOverflow.


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comment Write a program which recurrently move to right elements of array by given number
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about doing your homework for you. It is also an implementation issue and not about software design, which our help center explains is off-topic here too.
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comment Write a program which recurrently move to right elements of array by given number
Please read: meta.programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/6166/…
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comment Why should I ever implement structs?
"Classes are more capable that Structs" - in some ways. What specific ways are on your mind, that you practically need?
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comment Why should I ever implement structs?
"Structs are value types so they're more expensive to handle" - wait, what? Where did you get that idea from?
Nov
20
comment while creating Virtual Environment Project in Python I'm not able to run server in Python Please help me out to figure the error
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about debugging a dev environment and not software design, as described in our help center.
Nov
20
comment I want to understand clearly why can't we instantiate an object of an abstract class
Say you could instantiate such an object. What would happen when you made a call to an unimplemented member?
Nov
18
comment Is there a reason for ssh and sftp being so unintegrated?
The Unix Philosophy
Nov
16
comment What is the project life cycle at Apache Software Foundation?
Why not ask them? This isn't about software design as described in our help center.
Nov
13
revised Why were punch cards used for programming
added 288 characters in body
Nov
13
answered Why were punch cards used for programming
Nov
13
answered What's the idea behind mocking data access in unit tests
Nov
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comment Alternatives to browser based animations
@Jules - I was agreeing with you ;)
Nov
8
comment Alternatives to browser based animations
@Jules - this isn't about a whole application. It is specifically about an approach to animation on the web, but yes, if they don't talk development at all then I am completely in the wrong.
Nov
8
comment Alternatives to browser based animations
Surely this is a better fit for Web Applications?
Nov
7
comment how to use postgresql in Java
Hi Vivian - this appears to be a setup question, which is off-topic here on Programmers. Please read our help center to see what kinds of questions do fit here. This is probably better asked on Stack Overflow, which is where I will be migrating it.
Nov
6
comment Loop runtime question
Can you figure out a formula for how many times the j loop would execute? Based on n?
Nov
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comment Loop runtime question
Walk through n = 3. Then through n = 4.
Nov
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answered What is the difference between Encapsulation and High cohesion?
Oct
28
comment How to set an ungoogleable coding test?
+1 - we use Google Hangouts and a shared document (Google doc, or an online collaborative IDE) for code screens.
Oct
28
comment How to set an ungoogleable coding test?
Sounds like a broken process ;) - to catch cheaters, you ask them about their test and the choices they have made coding it (and ask for improvements/additional features). Cheaters will have problems answering and relating to such follow ups.