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Stack Exchange employee - developer on the Q&A team. Email me on ocoster (at) stackoverflow.com.

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.


Nov
26
comment Advice needed on rethrowing an exception
@Crono - what do you mean how does it hide it? When you catch an exception and look at its message and details, the actual exception is not in the type of your wrapped exception, it isn't in the message. It is inside a property. It is not out there as it would be if you let it bubble up.
Nov
26
comment Advice needed on rethrowing an exception
@Crono - it is hiding information (the original exception is now in the InnerException of the thrown one. If your new exception narrows down the issue (ArgumentException => DivideByZeroException, for example) or adds a good description, it doesn't really add much.
Nov
26
answered Advice needed on rethrowing an exception
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
13
revised Why were punch cards used for programming
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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
8
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
6
comment Loop runtime question
Can you figure out a formula for how many times the j loop would execute? Based on n?
Nov
6
comment Loop runtime question
Walk through n = 3. Then through n = 4.
Nov
3
answered What is the difference between Encapsulation and High cohesion?
Oct
16
comment Why isn't HTML/CSS/HTML5 considered a programming language?
SASS (and LESS) are Turing complete. CSS isn't.
Oct
16
comment Why isn't HTML/CSS/HTML5 considered a programming language?
@TreyTaylor - HTML 5 doesn't. CSS is starting to add things that may make it Turing complete, one day. When that day comes, yes, CSS could be called a programming language (variables are not enough).
Oct
16
answered Why isn't HTML/CSS/HTML5 considered a programming language?
Oct
13
comment What's the advantage of auto-property initializers without primary constructors?
@Magus - true for C# 6.0, but not before.
Oct
13
answered What's the advantage of auto-property initializers without primary constructors?
Oct
7
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Sep
30
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