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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.

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

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Mar
1
comment What exactly is the Garbage Collector in Java?
@back2dos - perhaps you should read the question. OP is asking if their high level understanding of GC is complete.
Mar
1
comment What exactly is the Garbage Collector in Java?
@back2dos - where did I say that? You are reading more into my answer than I put there.
Mar
1
comment What exactly is the Garbage Collector in Java?
@Prog - simple example. You add a field to a class. You now need to ensure that every place you use it does allocate the correct memory for it. If you do not, you will overwrite some other memory with data from the changed class. And you don't know what you will overwrite and what the effects on the system will be - they can be different on every run.
Mar
1
answered What exactly is the Garbage Collector in Java?
Feb
26
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
26
awarded  Populist
Feb
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
26
comment Why is ~0 a Sequence of 1s
@clicky - yeah, you need to think about how the computer represents the value internally.
Feb
26
answered Why is ~0 a Sequence of 1s
Feb
23
comment Running time question
Code blocks need an empty line before them. Look at my edits to see what I have done.
Feb
23
comment Running time question
Fair enough - perhaps you should read the formatting help?
Feb
23
comment Running time question
Did you even look at the preview before posting? Please do before you post - what you originally posted was unreadable.
Feb
23
revised Running time question
formatting
Feb
21
comment What's that rule where you aren't supposed to give visibility into an object called?
You talking about data hiding? Part of encapsulation.
Feb
17
comment Sending e-mails without using an e-mail server
No, it is not possible. How are email clients supposed to get the email you are sending them?
Feb
17
awarded  Custodian
Feb
17
reviewed Close Is a compiled language preferred for web development or an interpreted one?
Feb
17
comment OOP in C: which of these two approaches is closer to a cannonical solution?
@AndresF. - it is still an unqualified "best".
Feb
17
comment OOP in C: which of these two approaches is closer to a cannonical solution?
@Vorac - most "best practices" are also limited in scope. What is best practice for one language/architecture/platform/application is worst practice for another.
Feb
17
comment OOP in C: which of these two approaches is closer to a cannonical solution?
Better in what way? Just saying "better" without any sort of criteria makes this overly broad.