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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.


Aug
16
revised How do we add software to a machine?
Removing the resource requests. Those are off-topic.
Aug
16
comment How do we add software to a machine?
As far as I know, we do not write the assemblers or compilers in machine language. Well, for the very first bits of software, you would have to...
Aug
14
comment Estimation of space is required to store 275305224 of 5x5 MagicSquares?
If one assumes each number is <= 25, they will fit into 5 bits, so you can get away with quite a lot less.
Aug
12
comment Difference between reverse lookup tables and rainbow tables
Where do the experts say that?
Aug
12
comment Difference between reverse lookup tables and rainbow tables
There is no essential difference. The only distinction tends to be that of "size" (if at all).
Jul
28
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
28
comment Why are there so many CSS properties which are essentially the same?
@ParthianShot - what library authors? Browser creators want to support the latest and greatest (thought their definitions of greatest vary).
Jul
28
answered Why are there so many CSS properties which are essentially the same?
Jul
26
comment Scrum vs. Agile vs. CMMI
Not really - it isn't useful to suggest something like that off-hand. And frankly? As a sole developer, you probably don't need to adhere to these - personally, I find that going that way as a sole developer is counter productive.
Jul
26
comment Scrum vs. Agile vs. CMMI
Scrum, Agile and CMMI have nothing to do with source control. They are are software development methodologies that are most useful in a team.
Jul
22
comment Word for author, of an add, edit, or delete?
This looks like it belongs on English Language & Usage rather than here.
Jul
15
revised What diagram would be the best to describe the situation
deleted 7 characters in body
Jul
11
comment In Asp.net, how browser knows a textbox is registered with server side TextChanged event?
Use the developer tools of the browser. Of course you can see the JS, given that the browser needs to see it.
Jul
11
answered In Asp.net, how browser knows a textbox is registered with server side TextChanged event?
Jul
11
comment Why not apply Interface Segregation Principle to “extreme”
The only rule is - "Is this a useful abstraction"? Does it make things clearer? If it doesn't. Well.
Jun
29
comment confusion on using nodejs within an actual web application or ide
@Ciel - I am afraid I can't help with your update 2, not being a node developer. It would appear that the library you are using (Q.js) has some assumptions and dependencies - perhaps the project page details them, or you can look for these by name.
Jun
28
comment confusion on using nodejs within an actual web application or ide
Regarding your update - in short, you don't invoke node from the command line from your application. You have it already running in its own process (as a server) and have your application communicate with that.
Jun
28
answered confusion on using nodejs within an actual web application or ide
Jun
27
comment Is it ok to start with templates in MVC development?
@Smith - start with whatever you are comfortable with. I don't really have strong opinions one way or another.