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I've been a programmer for over two decades. I work in Perl and a big pile of legacy PHP.

My book Land the Tech Job You Love is available from Pragmatic Bookshelf.

My Perl news blog is Perlbuzz.

My blog about tech life, including job hunting, is petdance.com.

AIM: petdance

Twitter: petdance, beyondgrep and perlbuzz


May
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revised How to deal with team members writing bad code
added 275 characters in body
May
8
answered How to deal with team members writing bad code
Dec
25
reviewed Leave Open Evolution in coding standards, how do you deal with them?
Dec
5
revised Can I release a script that depends on both proprietary and GPL'd libraries to be run?
Fix grammar
Nov
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
21
comment Disadvantages to using “associative arrays” in JavaScript
If you don't know why it's a bad idea, maybe your dislike of them is unfounded and it's time to open your mind.
Nov
21
answered How do I get people to stop bikeshedding?
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
21
reviewed Leave Open Doesn't single-assert unit testing break the DRY principle?
Feb
18
awarded  Caucus
Nov
26
answered Ternary operator considered harmful?
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
23
comment Pointers in C vs No pointers in PHP
Creating websites is a very common use for PHP, but it's certainly not the only one.
Sep
23
revised Is a coding standard even needed any more?
Fix typo in title
Jul
13
answered My boss decided to add a “person to blame” field to every bug report. How can I convince him that it's a bad idea?
May
3
answered Should a git commit message mention the file that was modified?
Apr
10
answered Do enterprises use TIOBE ratings for programming languages?
Feb
24
comment Acceptable # Lines of Code for Projects to be Presented to Interviewer?
I suggest bringing a portfolio of code with you to the interview, even if it hasn't been requested. There's no better way to show that you're actually able to write code.
Jan
27
awarded  Nice Answer