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bio website earlz.net
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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?
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
answered Is there any express edition like thing in Delphi?
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?
Jun
30
comment Does anyone work 10 hours shifts as a developer?
I can't put together a full answer, but I'll say I've tried it and I'd say it's not worth it
Jun
29
comment Are there any examples of implementing and effectively responding to a “Chaos Monkey”?
...Well, I guess we're waiting for someone on the netflix team to come along and answer this lol
Jun
27
accepted Question about the no-endorsment clause on the BSD license