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Hello there! My name's Jordan Earls and I'm a programmer. Recently, I've been doing almost exclusively work in .Net with C#, a bit of raw IL, and in some cases a hefty serving of code generating T4(it's the meta-future!). Sometimes I do a bit of embedded/electronic work with C and C++(http://mbed.org rocks, btw). And finally, I have at least some competence in Ruby, Delphi, and Javascript.

I currently work for PreEmptive Solutions on the Dotfuscator team and troll the dotfuscator tag on occasion.

Most of my personal projects are open source and BSD licensed. The majority of them are at bitbucket with the rest of them being listed on github

Also, you can follow me on the twitters @earlzdotnet


Aug
23
comment How to handle “can you add just a few more fields” type of requests from customers?
@sylv thanks for the nice edit :)
Aug
23
comment How to handle “can you add just a few more fields” type of requests from customers?
We've done this. This is why we know when feature requests probably won't be used.
Aug
23
comment How to handle “can you add just a few more fields” type of requests from customers?
@Jeff a year assuming we don't get bogged down by these feature requests in the mean time.. A year of uninterrupted development time basically
Aug
23
comment How to handle “can you add just a few more fields” type of requests from customers?
@Jon you have a good point there
Aug
23
comment How to handle “can you add just a few more fields” type of requests from customers?
This application is too complex to add such functionality without a huge overhaul. So this solution is out (but planned in a major version update that would come in hopefully a year)
Aug
23
comment How to handle “can you add just a few more fields” type of requests from customers?
Well they are paying, but we'd really like to be focusing on larger feature requests that they will end up using(and that may get us more customers in the future) rather than lots of trivial little requests that are just cluttering up the code
Aug
23
asked How to handle “can you add just a few more fields” type of requests from customers?
Aug
18
accepted What is the best way to have security auditing done?
Aug
18
accepted What are some small, but extendable game ideas to use for inspiration?
Aug
18
accepted What is the best method for releasing free “extension” or example code based on a closed source proprietary project?
Aug
18
accepted Teaching computer programming?
Aug
18
accepted Interesting variations of FizzBuzz?
Aug
18
accepted How to protect yourself from being sued by patents?
Aug
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
4
answered Design flaws and dealing with humiliation from it
Aug
4
comment Invert how to teach programming?
This almost seems like a programming equivalent of teaching by asking questions.
Jul
28
comment Why does Microsoft charge a fortune for its developer tools?
@Affe I believe that is the primary reason. That and they don't want a monopoly of just one IDE, even if it is theirs. Monopolies harm creativity.
Jul
28
answered Why do people use programming books?
Jul
20
answered What is idiomatic?
Jul
12
comment How do I find young developers to mentor?
belongs on meta.. almost?