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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.


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
comment java.lang.NullPointerException in the sunshine app
@nobalG - no, this is not suitable for Stack Overflow either, not in its current form.
Oct
16
comment java.lang.NullPointerException in the sunshine app
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about debugging your software for you, not about software design as described in our help center.
Oct
16
comment filter for stored procedures in sql server object explorer vs.net 2013
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about SSMS and Visual Studio, not about software design, as described in our help center.
Oct
13
comment What's the advantage of auto-property initializers without primary constructors?
@Magus - true for C# 6.0, but not before.
Oct
11
comment When learning programming, is it better to start from the oldest language?
It is better to learn programming languages from different paradigms (OOP, functional, declarative), which one exactly matters less, but choose something modern/current that has practical use (in the workplace).
Oct
11
comment Php include file path
I suggest searching for the terms "relative path" and "absolute path".
Oct
11
comment Where did the name “Legion of the Bouncy Castle” come from?
Do you have a blog? Sounds like a good post ;)
Oct
11
comment Where did the name “Legion of the Bouncy Castle” come from?
Pretty sure it doesn't fit any SE site. The about page of the site you linked has an email address - how about emailing them with the question?
Oct
11
comment Where did the name “Legion of the Bouncy Castle” come from?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about how some organization got its name, and not about software design within the scope defined in our help center.
Oct
9
comment icls on windows 7 not working, Permission denied when saving an image file
I can migrate it for you.
Oct
9
comment icls on windows 7 not working, Permission denied when saving an image file
Possibly. I suggest reading their help center pages on what is and is not on-topic before asking there (and not asking if it is off-topic).
Oct
9
comment icls on windows 7 not working, Permission denied when saving an image file
This doesn't belong on SO either. Not sure what SE site this would be suitable for.
Oct
9
comment icls on windows 7 not working, Permission denied when saving an image file
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about permissions and not software design, as described in our help center.
Sep
25
comment How to validate a given domain is owned by the user?
@FezVrasta - a domain may not have any email servers associated with it, and if it does, there is no guarantee that an info@ (or any local address) would be defined on it, or that it will have a monitored catch-all address.
Sep
25
comment How to validate a given domain is owned by the user?
@FezVrasta - email addresses are incredibly easy to spoof.
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?