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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


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awarded  Teacher
Jan
10
comment Pronunciation in programming?
Heh, I've always pronounced it G-I-F and jpeg as J-P-G (no matter if its .jpeg or .jpg)
Jan
10
answered Pronunciation in programming?
Jan
10
answered What's the best Open Source code you've ever seen?
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awarded  Commentator
Jan
10
comment I can get visual studio for free through school, should I?
Oh god. People use it for teaching!? Those poor students!
Jan
10
comment The most mind-bending programming language?
Heh, or Conway's game of life in one line of APL: catpad.net/michael/APLLife.gif
Jan
10
comment The most mind-bending programming language?
I think Forth is nice. It doesn't compare to things like C# and other modern languages, but the language is very small. It is the general consensus that Forth is the easiest (usable)interpretter to make. And the language features themselves are very easy to learn. Using the limited features of the language is the biggest challenge.
Jan
10
comment The most mind-bending programming language?
Ruby was designed to be concise, yet human readable. This isn't actual code, and there isn't nearly as much "magic" keyword things in Ruby as you say, and what magic there is, there usually is a replacement "conventional" function. If you were going to gripe about Ruby you should've griped about how every gem/library changes base classes and suddenly 1+1 can equal "abc" and other weird stuff. Or the fact that the programmers say that proper Ruby code at least writes half of itself. (ie, way too much meta programming)
Jan
10
awarded  Critic
Jan
10
comment The most mind-bending programming language?
My uncle actually use to work in Mumps. He said the most interesting part of the language is that the database is a core unavoidable part of the language.
Jan
10
comment The most mind-bending programming language?
SQL is easy for a human to write. It's difficult, or at least cumbersome, for a human to write a program to write. Notable(stupid) inconsistencies include the difference between insert and update. As well as tons of odd keywords
Jan
10
answered The most mind-bending programming language?
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awarded  Scholar
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awarded  Supporter
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awarded  Student
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awarded  Autobiographer
May
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comment I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program
I thought the first version of google was made in a short time? Like over a summer or something like that
May
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comment I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program
No, in 5 years you'll realize that you know nothing :)
May
13
answered I'm graduating with a Computer Science degree but I don't feel like I know how to program