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Stack Exchange employee - developer on the Q&A team - you can contact 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.

CV at http://careers.StackOverflow.com/Oded.


May
20
comment What was before MVC?
Define "before MVC". Before the term was invented? Before it was popularized? The pattern existed before it was named. It existed before design patterns were invented
May
20
comment Specification languages vs automated tests
@NathanLong - as I understand it (and I don't claim deep understanding) - but it is a verifier that looks at the consistency of the formal specification and any "holes" - anything that isn't proven.
May
20
answered Specification languages vs automated tests
May
14
comment Does using a cookie make my web application stateful
@Doval - true enough. But they are still state. Not the lack of state. Which is what the OP asked about.
May
14
comment Does using a cookie make my web application stateful
You seem to confuse REST with statelessness. ST - State Transfer - not lack of state.
May
14
comment Does using a cookie make my web application stateful
@Nim - only if it uses cookies.
May
14
answered Does using a cookie make my web application stateful
May
8
answered Do you have to have boxing of primitives in OO language?
May
7
comment Is it reasonable for programmers to be sprinting the whole year round?
Related: newyorker.com/talk/financial/2014/01/27/…
May
7
comment Is VB.Net deprecated by Microsoft?
You would need to ask the page author, methinks.
May
1
comment Unable to write the content to a file in Java
Read the help center section. In general, if the question has code, it belongs to Stack Overflow. If it is something you sketch on a whiteboard, it belongs here.
Apr
29
comment Exception when logging exception: is it correct to ignore them?
How would you know your logging is broken if you ignore them? You would think that things are OK - both that you are getting no exceptions and that the logger is working.
Apr
26
comment Why would some company buy a domain with different name when It can add sub-domains to its domain?
@Brian - no. The OP is asking for a laundry list, a poll. That's off topic.
Apr
26
comment Why would some company buy a domain with different name when It can add sub-domains to its domain?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about domain selection and not about software design as design, as described in the help center.
Apr
25
comment Why do C# developers newline opening brackets?
Why not? Why is the JS style the way it is? Or the K&R? Or... or... or...
Apr
25
comment Why do C# developers newline opening brackets?
Convention is simply that.
Apr
24
awarded  Outspoken
Apr
22
comment Image coordinates calculation algorithm
What don't you understand? Where are you having difficulties? Which bit of this algorithm are you struggling with?
Apr
15
comment What is the right way to parse HTML?
Seeing as browsers parse HTML... what do you say? Is it possible?
Apr
15
comment What is the right way to parse HTML?
whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/parsing.html